Publisher's Letter: October 2012

Becker’s Hospital Review Special Strategy & Innovation Issue; CEO Strategy Roundtable; 2013 Annual Meeting
October Special Issue. We are pleased to share with you the October issue of Becker’s Hospital Review. This special “Strategy & Innovation Issue” features several articles on hospital and health system strategy and how it will be impacted by healthcare reform and reimbursement changes. Mayo Clinic Phoenix’s Wyatt Decker, MD, Sacred Heart Hospital’s Julie Manas and UC Health University Hospital’s Brian Gibler, MD, all share their thoughts for hospital strategy going into 2013 on page 28 of this issue. Also included in this issue are Q&As with two leading hospital executives: Kenneth David, MD, CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and Melinda Estes, MD, CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Mo. Both share their insight on challenges facing their organizations and opportunities ahead for healthcare delivery.

CEO Strategy Roundtable. The Becker’s Hospital Review Annual CEO Roundtable will be held Nov. 1, 2012, at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Ten CEOs from leading hospitals and health systems around the country and Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Group, will participate in the discussion. Featured CEOs include Dean Harrison of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Bill Leaver of Iowa Health System and Jim Skogsbergh of Advocate Health Care, among others. The event will be co-chaired by myself and Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare. Sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and will be followed by a networking dinner. For more information or if you are interested in attending, contact Jessica Cole at jcole@beckershealthcare.com.

2013 Annual Meeting. Please save the date for our 2013 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting, May 9-11, 2013, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Keynote speakers include legendary football coach Lou Holtz and Brett Baier, host of “Special Report with Brett Baier” on Fox News Channel. The event will also feature leading hospital and health system CEO and CFO speakers and will include roundtables of CEOs and CFOs from systems across the country discussing current opportunities, challenges and strategies for hospitals.

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

Very truly yours,



Scott Becker

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