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Hartford Hospital CEO says coordination can fix broken U.S. system

Hartford Courant, March 3, 2008
Hartford (CT) Hospital's incoming president and CEO Elliot Joseph says that the nation's healthcare system is broken, and that improvements must come from within the boardrooms and examining rooms of individual healthcare institutions. The Hartford Hospital board of directors chose Joseph as its new chief because of his experience in transforming a loosely knit group of seven hospitals and 125 outpatient centers in Michigan into a coordinated system of care. During the national search for a CEO, the board noticed that Hartford lags behind the nation in consolidating disparate health care providers.