January 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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8 Key Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2013

This article explores eight of the most challenging and interesting issues that hospitals are facing as they move into 2013. Click to continue »

The Year Ahead: 10 Challenges That Will Shape Hospital Strategy

As President Barack Obama begins his second term, his landmark healthcare reform law continues to be implemented, and healthcare providers are slowly transitioning how they provide care in response to this and other forces. Click to continue »

11 Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Increase Profitability

For hospital executives who thought 2012 was a tough financial year, 2013 may be even more constricting. Click to continue »

Publisher’s Letter

January 2013 Issue; 2013 Annual Meeting Click to continue »

50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare

The re-election of President Obama in November 2012 means the solidification of change for the healthcare industry; since the polls closed, support for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act has dropped to its lowest level since the law was passed, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Click to continue »

10 Ideas That Hospital and Health System CEOs Need to Ditch

Today's hospital and health system leaders can learn a lot from George Bernard Shaw, the famed Irish writer and social critic. Click to continue »

Finding Context Through a Mentor: Q&A With Gary Mecklenburg and Larry Goldberg

Gary Mecklenburg, retired CEO of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago and current executive partner of Waud Capital Partners, and Larry Goldberg, CEO of Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., first met at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1990. Click to continue »

Hospital Operators on ACOs: Lay the Groundwork, or Wait and See?

Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 sanctioned the development of accountable care organizations, healthcare groups have been divided on whether or not to participate. Click to continue »

Charity Care and Property Taxes: Why They Are Now Inseparable

For tax-exempt hospitals, March 2010 signaled an important moment. It was almost a national epiphany, indicating that non-profit hospitals and their property tax exemptions were no longer a foregone conclusion. Click to continue »

Moody’s: Obama’s Second Term is Credit Neutral for Non-Profit Hospitals

President Barack Obama's re-election was a major event for the entire country, but it's a relatively neutral event for the credit of non-profit hospitals, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service. Click to continue »

Uncompensated Care Costs Could Top $53B by 2019

Hospitals may see uncompensated care costs rise by $53.3 billion by 2019 due to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Medicaid expansion within the healthcare reform law, according to a study from the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (pdf). Click to continue »

Chuck Lauer: What Makes a Great Mentor: 10 Traits of True Leadership

One of the most effective leaders I have ever met and experienced was an Army corporal named Burleson. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Transactions (Jan 2013)

St. Louis-based Ascension Health is negotiating with Kansas City, Mo.-based HCA Midwest Health System to sell St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo., as well as other subsidiaries of Kansas City-based Carondelet Health. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves (Jan 2013)

Peter Adamo, CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, took on additional duties as CEO of Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol Township, Pa. Click to continue »

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