August 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

August 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

HR Aug 2013

10 Things the Most Progressive Hospitals Do

It’s been said that there are three types of people in the world: the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive. The same could be said for organizations, particularly in healthcare. Click to continue »


Positive Hospital-Union Relationships: Open Communication is Key

Unions in general have been in decline in the United States over the last 20 years. The healthcare industry, however, is swimming against the stream. Click to continue »


Da Vinci Robots: Minimally Invasive Miracle or Costly Conundrum?

Minimally invasive surgeries have grown in use among surgeons and favor among patients and payers. Click to continue »


Publisher's Letter

The August issue of Becker’s Hospital Review features our annual round-up of the largest and top-grossing hospitals in America, organized into nonprofit and for-profit categories. Click to continue »


Keeping the Patient at the Center: Q&A With Beaumont Health System CEO Gene Michalski

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry is a challenging task. Having to lead a healthcare facility through that landscape is even more difficult. But Gene Michalski, CEO of Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health System, believes that the inherent complexity of the healthcare industry is what makes it so exciting. Click to continue »


Zero to $6.8M: Cook County Health System CEO Says Medicaid Expansion Pilot Funds Population Health

When it comes to uncompensated care, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, a public health system based in Chicago, feels the sting more than most. Click to continue »


25 Largest Nonprofit Hospitals in America

Here are the 25 largest nonprofit hospitals in America, listed by number of beds. Click to continue »


25 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America

Here are the 25 largest for-profit hospitals in America, listed by number of beds. Click to continue »


25 Top-Grossing For-Profit Hospitals

Here are the 50 top-grossing for-profit hospitals in the United States based on gross revenue, according to CMS cost report data analyzed by American Hospital Directory. Click to continue »


25 Top-Grossing Nonprofit Hospitals

Here are the 25 top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the United States based on gross revenue, according to CMS cost report data analyzed by American Hospital Directory. Click to continue »


25 Largest Nonprofit Hospital Systems

Here are 25 of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, ranked in descending order by the number of hospitals in the system. Click to continue »


13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators

Here are the 13 largest for-profit hospital operators in the country, as of June 2013, including specialty/surgical hospital operators. Click to continue »


The Hospital CEO’s Ultimate Dashboard: What to Check Daily, Quarterly and Yearly

The job of a hospital CEO can be overwhelming. There are so many areas to oversee, decisions to make and problems to solve. If you aren’t careful, you’ll spend your whole day responding and reacting instead of laser-focusing on the issues that drive results. Click to continue »


Survey: Number of Hospital-Employed Physicians Up 6%

 More physicians were employed by hospitals in 2013 than in 2012, according to a survey conducted by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company. Click to continue »


ACOs and Shared Savings Agreements: 16 Statistics

Out of 85 payer arrangements, more than one-third were for upside-only shared savings, but the upside option was noticeably lacking in commercial markets, according to an analysis by Premier. Click to continue »


Report: 36% of Physicians Plan to Leave Medicine Within 10 Years

Thirty-six percent of physicians plan to retire or stop practicing medicine in the next 10 years, according to a survey conducted by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company. Click to continue »


Shifting the Health System’s Value Equation From Provision of Assets to Capabilities

With the increasing use of reimbursement models paying for the longitudinal health status of a patient, health systems’ historical value proposition of simply being the provider of hard assets to the market is becoming less effective. Click to continue »


On-Call Coverage for Surgical Specialists Drops 10% in 2012

While on-call pay for surgical specialists dropped last year, surgeons are still compensated more highly than primary care physicians for their time on-call. Click to continue »


Report: Quality, Patients Will Have Bigger Role in Physician Compensation

Last year, primary care physicians and specialists both said quality metrics began to affect their compensation, a trend both physicians and others in the industry expect will tick upward, according to MGMA’s newest physician compensation and production survey. Click to continue »


Rural Hospital CEO, CFO Compensation: 24 Statistics

Depending on geography, size of facility and percentiles, a rural hospital CEO made between $120,000 and $392,000 in 2012. Click to continue »


7 Forecasts on Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient Volumes

Inpatient and outpatient volumes have already begun shifting at hospitals over the past several years, and looking five to 10 years out could help organizations refine their financial strategies. Click to continue »


11 Statistics on Hospital Debt-to-Capitalization Ratios

For most hospitals and health systems, debt-to-capitalization ratios fell between 2009 and 2011 as many organizations looked to refinance debt and build cash on hand. Click to continue »


S&P: Cost of Hospital Services Mildly on the Rise

The average per capita cost of hospital services covered by Medicare and commercial payers increased 2.02 percent from April 2012 to April 2013, a tick up from the 1.91 percent increase recorded in March, according to Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Indices through April. Click to continue »


Healthcare Emotional Intelligence: Its Role in Patient Outcomes and Organizational Success

There is a growing interest in healthcare, in the role of Emotional Intelligence — a set of behavioral competencies, which impact performance. Click to continue »


Private Equity and Nonprofit Hospitals: Strange Bedfellows or Saving Grace?

It’s no secret that hospitals have been getting much friendlier with one another lately. Click to continue »


What Hospital CEOs Need to Know About Surgical Services: 4 Strategies for Protecting OR Revenue

Most hospital CEOs realize how payment trends affect the surgery department. New payment models are making it more important than ever for hospital operating rooms to increase quality, improve outcomes and control costs. Click to continue »


5 Key Ways Specialty Hospitalists Help Hospital-Physician Relationships

Hospitals are turning toward hospitalists to help them address physician shortages and ever-growing patient volumes in the inpatient setting. Click to continue »


A Look Into the Pressing Need for Health IT Talent

With the increase in the adoption and use of health information technology, the demand for skilled workers in the field has increased exponentially. Click to continue »


Report: Telemedicine Patients More Likely to be Urban, Affluent, Educated

Telemedicine users are more likely to have college degrees, be relatively affluent and live in an urban area, according to a report released by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Click to continue »


Chuck Lauer: Teaching Doctors How to Sell

A few hospitals are beginning to train their employed physicians to “sell” the hospital, which involves asking referring doctors in the community to send patients their way. Click to continue »




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