Publisher's Letter: January 2012

January/February Issue. We are pleased to share with you the January/ February issue of Becker’s Hospital Review, our annual leadership issue, which contains our annual list of “40 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare” in addition to interviews with key hospital industry leaders including Mass General’s Dr. Peter Slavin, LifePoint Hospitals’ Bill Carpenter and HMA’s Gary Newsome.

Beginning on page 18, 11 different healthcare system CEOs — from CHI’s Kevin Lofton to Stephen Reynolds, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis — share top goals for their health systems during 2012.

This issue also includes an overview of the 12 “biggest” challenges and opportunities for hospitals and health systems in 2012 and a feature story on 10 ways hospitals can immediately improve their profitability.

Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting. Register today for the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting — CEO Strategy, ACOs, Physician- Hospital Integration, Improving Profits and Key Specialties. The event will take place from May 17-18, 2012, at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare and now a career coach and motivational speaker, and I will serve as co-chairs for the event. Keynote speakers include Bob Woodward, Mike Ditka and Suzy Welch. The meeting features more than 125 speakers, including a number of well-recognized hospital and health system CEOs, CFOs and other C-suite executives, and 75 different sessions. To register for the event, visit:

Should you have any questions or if we can be of help in any manner, please do not hesitate to contact me at or call me at (800) 417-2035.

Very truly yours,


Scott Becker

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