HealthLeaders Media HR - December 6, 2010 | Get Ready for Union Worksite Soliciting
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Get Ready for Union Worksite Soliciting
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare unions have enjoyed tremendous success in the past few years, winning well over 70% of their organizing elections. The National Labor Relations Board may soon ease restrictions against union worksite soliciting during organizing campaigns a veteran labor relations attorney says. Is your hospital ready? [Read More]

  December 6, 2010

 
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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better
In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. These are their stories. [Read More]
How Physician Employees Affect Leadership Dynamics
The physician employee has increasingly become a prevalent and often desirable compensation model in many hospitals across the country. The trend provides an excellent opportunity for a hospital's senior executives and clinical leaders to build trust and cooperation by working together to successfully project the need for new physicians, and to recruit them. Involving established physicians at the hospital in the recruiting and selection process is as much common courtesy as it is common sense, and it helps to avert problems down the road. [Read More]
Job Growth Continues for Healthcare Sector
While the nation's unemployment rate has increased to 9.8 percent, hospitals reported 8,000 payroll additions in November and 42,200 payroll additions so far this year. The growth in hospital jobs is nearly double the 21,700 jobs created in the first 11 months of 2009, but is still well off the pace of hospital job growth for most of the decade, data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat. [Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
GASTONIA, NC: Luckett Named COO at CaroMonth Health
Douglas Luckett has been named executive vice president of operation integration/COO of CaroMont Health in Gastonia. He'll begin work Jan. 1 with responsibility for all clinical operations. Luckett has more than 20 years of experience in the health-care industry. He comes from Lee Memorial Health System in Florida where he was chief administrative officer since 2005 and also served as COO for the Hospital Corporation of America in Sarasota and Fort Myers and as COO for Health Management Associates in Georgia. [Read More]

BARNSTABLE, MA: Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Steps Down
The CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare has stepped down after a little more than two years on the job, saying he has accomplished what he set out to do sooner than expected. Richard Salluzzo. MD, tells the Cape Cod Times he is "an agent of change" and the network that oversees Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital is now in "maintenance mode." The 59-year-old Salluzzo cut staff and streamlined operations to save money. Michael Lauf will serve as acting president and chief executive until a successor is found.[Read More]

CAMARILLO, CA: St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital Gets New CEO
John Bibby has been appointed president/CEO of St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital. He is responsible for the executive leadership and daily operations of St. John's facility in Camarillo and reports to Laurie Eberst, president/CEO of the Catholic Healthcare West Ventura County service area and St. John's Regional Medical Center. Bibby has served as interim president of the hospital since April and as vice president of human resources for St. John's hospitals since 2005.[Read More]

JACKSONVILLE, FL: Baptist Health Names New Board Members
Baptist Health has named Frank Martire and Ava Parker to its board of directors. Martire is president/CEO of FIS. Martire was chairman of the board for Metavante Technologies, Inc. and CEO for Metavante Corp., the principal subsidiary of Metavante Technologies, Inc. Parker is the president of Linking Solutions, Inc. and a partner in the law firm of Lawrence & Parker, PA. Linking Solutions, Inc. [Read More]

TORRINGTON, WY: DiFranco Named CEO at Community Hospital
Vincent DiFranco has been named the new CEO for Banner Health's Community Hospital in Torrington. DiFranco hails from Monroeville, AL, where he worked in several leadership roles at Quorum Health Resources, a healthcare management and consulting firm. He most recently served as CEO of Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville, WY. He has also served as CEO for Mena Regional Health System in Arkansas, Wills Memorial Hospital in Georgia and has served as Chief Operating Officer at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.[Read More]

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL: CEO Named at Bert Fish Medical Center
Adventist Health System named a new CEO for Bert Fish Medical Center on Wednesday—even though its ownership of the New Smyrna Beach hospital is facing a legal challenge. Edward Noseworthy, current administrator of Florida Hospital East Orlando, will officially become Bert Fish's leader Jan. 2. This will be Noseworthy's second turn as the leader of an Adventist-run hospital in Volusia County. He was the administrator at Florida Hospital DeLand from 2001 to 2004. He left to become the administrator of the 225-bed Florida Hospital East Orlando.[Read More]

WILLCOX, AZ: NCCH Board Fires CEO; No Reason Given
CEO Harley Smith was fired after a special meeting of the Northern Cochise Community Hospital corporate board of directors. No reason was given and the board refused comment. According to the draft minutes of the Nov. 17 meeting, after Chairman Anselmo Torres called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m., he announced that the meeting was convened "for the purpose of discussion and consideration of the employment of the Chief Executive Officer." According to the minutes, Torres said, "no public comment would be allowed with regard to this issue." [Read More]

CHATANOOGA, TN: BCBST Names New Executives
Gale P. Arden has been named vice president and general manager of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's Senior Care Division, which is responsible for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products. Before joining BCBST in 2009, Arden was employed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. During her tenure with CMS, Arden was involved in oversight of the Medicare and Medicaid programs' national operations. She also was the first CMS senior leader of the office of managed care. Roy Vaughn has been promoted to vice president of corporate communications at BCBST.[Read More]

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL: Joint Commission Resources Names Board Leaders
Joint Commission Resources announced the appointment of Suet Wun Lim, MD, as chair of its Board of Directors and LaMar S. McGinnis, MD, as vice chair for 2011. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Lim has served as an outside international director on the JCR Board since 2004; he is currently vice chair on the JCR Executive Committee and previously served as a member-at-large on the JCR Executive Committee. Lim is CEO of Tan Tock Sing Hospital in Singapore. McGinnis has served as an American College of Surgeons commissioner on The Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners since 2005. He has served on the Joint Commission Executive Committee since 2009 and is currently chair of the Governance Committee. [Read More]

BELLEVILLE IL: Reese named president/CEO at St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Maryann L. Reese has been hired by Hospital Sisters Health System as president/CEO of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL, effective Jan. 17.[Read More]

ROANOKE, AL: Dixon Named CEO at Randolph Medical Center
Jon L. Dixon is the new CEO at Randolph Medical Center, hired away from Early Memorial Hospital in Blakely, GA. He had been in hospital work for about 30 years when West Georgia Health in LaGrange hired him for RMC. Interim CEO Michael Parsons, who has returned to his job as CFO, is also an employee of West Georgia. [Read More]

HINSDALE, IL: Wehtje Named CFO at Adventist Midwest Health
Ronald M. Wehtje has accepted the position of regional senior vice president/CFO for Adventist Midwest Health, effective Dec. 6. A certified public accountant, Wehtje comes to this job from Orlando, Fla.-based Adventist Care Centers, where he served as executive vice president/CFO since 2004. [Read More]

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