May 2013 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review have announced their annual list of "100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare." Click to continue »

Developing a Culture- Based Workforce: Top Healthcare Workplaces Share Best Practices

There no doubt are many factors that go into making a hospital or health system a great place to work, but one of the fundamentals is hiring and retaining excellent, motivated employees. Click to continue »

Point-Counterpoint: Is the Rush to Hospital Consolidation Rash?

Over the past couple decades, consolidation has become one of the most highly discussed business strategies in almost every industry — and with it, there have been varying results. Click to continue »

Publisher's Letter May 2013

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100 Great Hospitals in America

For more than 30 years, the experienced consultants and innovative recruitment technology of Cejka Search have delivered a competitive advantage that helps our clients successfully find and hire top physicians and allied health professionals. Click to continue »

A Need for Flexibility and Agility in Healthcare Leadership: Q&A with CEO Robert Garrett of Hackensack University Medical Center

Being at the helm of one of the top hospitals in the nation is no easy task. It takes knowledge, skill and perseverance to lead an already prestigious institution to greater heights. Click to continue »

Helping Turn Around an Essential Safety Net: Q&A With Grady Health System CFO Mark Meyer

As Grady Health System entered the 21st century, it faced a colossal crisis. Click to continue »

Specialty ACOs: The Next Step in Accountable Care

The concept of accountable care organizations — of payors and care providers working together to achieve the triple aim of lowering healthcare costs while improving the quality of care and patient outcomes — has mainly been focused on primary care since the idea was formalized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. Click to continue »

5 Most Referred-to Specialties by Primary Care Physicians

A recent study by athenahealth and Halley Consulting Group showed that about one quarter of primary care patients are being referred to specialists and detailed the most referred-to specialties. Click to continue »

8 Top Drivers of Physician Satisfaction

About 70 percent of the nation's physicians are satisfied with practicing medicine, according to the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians. Click to continue »

39 Statistics on Moody’s A-Rated Hospitals

Having an investment-quality credit rating helps hospitals and health systems when they need to borrow money, and having an "A" rating is a stamp every healthcare organization should strive to obtain. Click to continue »

7 Bad Habits of Hospital CFOs That Need to Be Broken

Humans are creatures of habit — one need not look further than our daily routines in the morning to confirm this. Click to continue »

Where Critical Access Hospitals Fit in Healthcare Reform: Q&A With West Park Hospital CFO Pat McConnell

For the state of Wyoming, healthcare may seem rather simple. Click to continue »

Strategically Positioning Health Systems in a Dynamic Environment

The healthcare industry is undergoing large and fundamental changes with implications that are not fully visible. Click to continue »

5 Retail Principles for a More Effective Hospital Market Share Strategy

For hospitals, a strategy to expand market share requires more than adding physicians to the ranks. Click to continue »

4 Strategies to Drive Patient Engagement in Health Outcomes

Physicians, like teachers, know the most important learning happens at home. Click to continue »

Rewards, Community Involvement Build Patient Engagement at Jersey City Medical Center

Patient engagement plays an integral role in population health management and accountable care, because patients tend to be healthier when involved in their care. Click to continue »

Cleveland Clinic, CHS Form Strategic Partnership

In an effort to boost patient quality, reduce costs and improve access to healthcare, two major health systems — Cleveland Clinic and Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems — have created a groundbreaking strategic alliance. Click to continue »

Fitch: U.S. Hospital Consolidation Activity Highest in Decade, Spurred By Healthcare Reform

Strategic considerations and preparation for healthcare reform were the primary drivers for the highest consolidation activity in the hospital market since 2000, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Click to continue »

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

There is a renewed interest in healthcare, in the role of Emotional Intelligence — a set of behavioral competencies, distinct from traditional IQ, that impact performance. Click to continue »

The Future of Anesthesiology: 3 Key Observations

Anesthesiology may put some people to sleep, but the specialty is about to get a wakeup call. Click to continue »

A Comprehensive Communication Plan to Streamline Care Coordination Improves Patient & Physician Satisfaction

Value-based healthcare is at the core of sweeping changes facing our healthcare system. Click to continue »

Chuck Lauer: Gratitude

I'm always amazed at the number of people who have a hard time saying thank you, or expressing any kind of gratitude toward others. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Transactions May 2013

Medford, Ore.-based Asante took over management of Ashland (Ore.) Community Hospital in a finalized agreement. Click to continue »

Hospital & Health System Executive Moves May 2013

Gary Blan, FACHE, was named CEO of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith, Ark., and Summit Medical Center in Van Buren, Ark. Click to continue »

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