January 2010 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

January 2010 Issue
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Becker's Hospital Review Names America's 10 Best Hospitals for 2009
Becker's Hospital Review has named the 10 best hospitals in America for 2009. These organizations are leaders in all elements of quality care, drivers of innovation and trendsetters... read more »

9 Ways Hospitals Can Still Make Money
As the recession continues to beat up on the industry, we asked a number of hospital executives where they expect to still make a profit in 2010. Here are nine ways they suggest... read more »

Publisher’s Letter
2009 was a year of hospitals trying to make sure costs and headcounts were in line with business and trying to make sure payor relationships and revenues stayed solid... read more »

Advocate Good Samaritan CEO David Fox Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Community Hospitals, Keys to Success
Community Hospitals across the country face a large degree of uncertainty in 2010. In order to deal with these uncertainties, hospitals must operate efficiently, with patient and physician satisfaction at the top of their list of priorities... read more »

Hospital CEO Stephen Ronstrom’s Plan for Success in a Rapidly Changing and Challenging Economy
As president and CEO of the Western Wisconsin division of Hospital Sisters Health System, Stephen F. Ronstrom oversees two hospitals, 344-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and 150-bed St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls... read more »

2009 Median Compensation for Hospital Executives
Here are statistics on the 2009 cash compensation earned by hospital executives, by job title, according to Integrated Healthcare Strategies' 2009 National Healthcare Leadership Compensation Survey... read more »

2009 Median Compensation for Health System Executives
Here are statistics on the 2009 cash compensation earned by health system executives, by job title, according to Integrated Healthcare Strategies' 2009 National Healthcare Leadership Compensation Survey... read more »

Becker's Hospital Review Names the 32 Best Physician-Owned Hospitals in America
Physician-owned hospitals have a long history of providing effective, quality care. Here are 32 of the best physician-owned hospitals in the United States... read more »

30 of the Best Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems
Becker's Hospital Review announces 30 of the best physician executive leaders of hospitals and health systems. These are physicians who excel on the leadership side of healthcare in an extraordinary manner... read more »

Chip Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, Looks at Health Reform 17 Years After 'Harry & Louise'
Chip Kahn has been a major player in Washington for many years — as a health policy adviser to key Republican Senators, a representative of the health insurance industry and now as president for the past eight years of the Federation of American Hospitals... read more »

Assessing Alignment, Action and Accountability Within Your Hospital With Quint Studer of the Studer Group
According to Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Group, the success of a hospital is dependent on leadership's performance in three core areas — alignment, action and accountability. In order to improve the performance of a hospital... read more »

Hospital and Health System Executive Moves
University of California, San Diego Medical Center named Thomas Jackiewicz as its new CEO in Dec 2009. Mr. Jackiewicz will oversee the UCSD’s 440-bed hospital in Hillcrest, 108-bed hospital in La Jolla, Moores Cancer Center... read more »

Hospital and Health System Transactions
The merger between Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island, both in Providence, R.I., has been approved by Attorney General Patrick Lynch, and the two groups will form CharterCARE Health Partners... read more »

10 Hospital CEOs Age 40 or Younger
Chad Aduddell, Bone and Joint Hospital (Oklahoma City, Okla.). Mr. Aduddell, now 36, became president of 102-bed Bone and Joint Hospital in March 2007. His key goal is to develop an environment of patient-centered care, upholding clinical excellence... read more »

Attack on Physician-Owned Hospitals in America: History, Current Efforts and the Impact on the Future of Healthcare
Physician ownership and management of hospitals is not a new concept in the United States, although it has seen peaks and valleys in popularity over the years. Recent ratings from Consumer Reports put some physician-owned hospitals at the top... read more »

Amy Floria, CFO of Goshen Health System, Shares Goals of 2010
Amy Floria, CFO of Goshen (Ind.) Health System, discusses the health system's goals and challenges for 2010... read more »

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