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Wrong Site Surgeries Still a Threat
Cheryl Clark, Editor, Community Hospitals
With increasing attention on never events and hospital-acquired conditions, public reporting, and accompanying financial penalties, it's no wonder so many healthcare facilities are taking extraordinary measures to make sure such mistakes are rare, if not impossible, to make. Yet they still happen.[Read More]
 
 
October 14, 2010
 
     
 
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CA Court Rejects Nurse Anesthetists Supervision Petition
Nurse anesthetists and Gov. Schwarzenegger—1. California doctors—0. The court sides with advanced practice nurses in this heated battle over a nurses' right administer anesthesia without a physician's supervision. Stay tuned for round 2. The docs will probably appeal. [Read More]

Hospital Credentialing to Include Data Screening of Terminated Providers
Here's a better way to tap federal resources to make sure you hire and maintain quality employees. First, make sure they haven't been terminated elsewhere for rule-breaking your system won't tolerate.[Read More]

5 Hospital CEOs Who Get It
Marianne Aiello took this light-hearted look at five hospital leaders whose personalities help solve a very serious problem: high cost and waste. To encourage savings, one CEO even said he'd shave his head—to help raise $3.5 million.[Read More]

Reducing In-Hospital Patient Falls
While there is no single solution to in-hospital falls, providers are finding some success through installing alarms, designing rooms with bathrooms closer to the bed, targeting the timing of certain medication administration, and regularly updating fall-risk assessments. [Read More]

Breakthroughs Report: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Strategies
The rules of healthcare are changing. Today, growth isn't about just getting bigger. It's about developing all of the components needed for coordinated care and reduced costs. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems that have seen the value of growth from mergers and acquisitions—North Shore LIJ Health System, Novant Health, Baylor Health Care System, and Bayhealth Medical Center—share insights and lessons learned.[Read More]

Register Today for Lead Transformation: Accelerate Value, Quality, and Coordination
Join us October 21, live or virtually, for this complimentary, exclusive half-day leadership event that will bring leaders from top healthcare organizations to explore real paths to take today toward accountable care structures and define what medical home and patient-centered care mean for your healthcare organization. Recognized leaders and peer experts will be featured from: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Columbus Regional Hospital, Baptist Health System, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Network Health, Crystal Run Healthcare, Moffitt Cancer Center, Novant Health, and GE Healthcare, Americas. This event takes place October 21, 8:30 am—12:30 pm (CST) at The Fairmont in Dallas, Texas. To register call 800/753-0131or click here.
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The business models that will emerge in the era of healthcare reform are still unclear, but leading hospitals and health systems are already figuring out how to reduce costs while improving quality and efficiency ahead of reimbursement changes. [Read More]