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Healthcare Job Growth Stubbornly Weak
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

While the healthcare sector is adding jobs, and demand is expected to remain strong, the pace of post-recession growth is the slowest it's been since 1960. What's going on? [Read More]

  May 9, 2011

 
Editor's Picks
MGMA: Medical Director Duties, Compensation Vary Widely
Compensation for medical directors varies widely across specialties as well as practice ownership, a Medical Group Management Association survey shows. MGMA's Medical Directorship and On-Call Compensation Survey: 2011 Report, based on specialty, shows that the lowest median annualized compensation, $7,500, was reported by internists and pediatricians. The highest, $208,000, was reported by radiation oncologists. [Read More]
Large Patient Information Breach List Climbs to 265
The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured PHI affecting at least 500 individuals to the Office for Civil Rights, the enforcer of the HIPAA privacy and security rules, reached has 265. By the middle of March, 249 entities had reported breaches, meaning a spike of 16 in the last 45 days, behind the pace established since OCR began posting the breaches more than a year ago. [Read More]
Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [Read More]
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [Read More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
DALLAS: Tenet names VP for California region
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has named Jeffrey Koury senior vice president of operations for Tenet's California region. Jeffery Flocken, who previously held the position, announced his retirement in April. Koury recently served as vice president of operations finance for the California region. Koury will oversee the strategy development and operations for 12 acute-care hospitals in Southern California, Northern California and Omaha, NE. The hospitals in Tenet's California region represent more than 2,600 licensed beds and over 11,800 employees.[Read More]

CHARLOTTE, NC: CaroMont Health CEO tapped for national role
Valinda Rutledge, president/CEO of Gastonia-based CaroMont Health for 18 months, has been tapped for a senior leadership role in a federal healthcare innovation center in Washington, D.C. In late July, Rutledge will become director of the Patient Care Models Group at the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. [Read More]

WASHINGTON: Nielsen heads to CMMI
Nancy Nielsen, former director of the Office of Medical Education in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, and past president of the American Medical Association, has assumed a health policy leadership role in Washington, D.C. Nielsen has begun a year long appointment as senior advisor for stakeholder engagement at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nielsen will return to UB after her federal appointment is completed and take on the role as the school's senior associate dean for health policy.[Read More]

LOMA LINDA, CA: Murrieta hospital CEO resigns
Two top executives have resigned from Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta, according to hospital officials. Both CEO Bruce Christian and CFO Doug Loop have stepped down, according to Board Chairman John Piconi. He said the timing of the resignations was coincidental. Mel Sauder, a member of the hospital's board of managers and a Loma Linda University Medical Center executive, was named as Christian's interim replacement. Loop announced he was leaving shortly after hospital officials learned Christian was resigning, Piconi said. [Read More]

STOCKTON, CA: San Joaquin County selects hospital CEO
In a special closed-session meeting, county officials picked a chief executive officer for San Joaquin General Hospital. The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors appointed David Culberson to lead the hospital in the years to come. And those years are expected to see the fruition of significant changes set in motion in recent years by county officials. One of those changes was to spin off the hospital as its own department and create an interim governing board. Last month, that board picked Culberson, recommending him to the county supervisors for final selection. [Read More]

BARSTOW, AZ: Barstow Community Hospital CEO resigning
Barstow Community Hospital CEO Michael Stewart will be leaving at the end of May, but hospital officials say that his departure will not affect the construction of the new hospital. Stewart will be leaving BCH on May 27 and will take an interim COO position at DeTar Health System in Victoria, TX. Stewart started working as Barstow Community Hospital's CEO in April 2008. BCH expects to have an interim CEO in place by June 1.[Read More]

FORT KENT, ME: Fort Kent hospital CEO abruptly retires
An official at Northern Maine Medical Center said that Martin Bernstein, who has served as the hospital's CEO for 27 years, has retired effective immediately. Robin Damboise, director of human resources at the hospital, said she could not elaborate further or say whether the decision was made suddenly. Peter Sirois, COO at NMMC, has been named interim CEO. [Read More]

Modesto, CA: Oakdale hospital re-signs exec
The Oak Valley Hospital District governing board has extended CEO John Friel's contract for four months so he can stay on while the district finishes building a new hospital. The board's vote to extend Friel's contract to Feb. 28 came after it rejected his request in March for a three-year contract extension. Friel, 66, has been Oak Valley CEO since 2002, and his contract was set to end Oct. 28. [Read More]

TUCSON, AZ: Consultant named interim CEO for UA Healthcare
UA Healthcare Inc. has hired a hospital and medical school administration expert to be interim CEO. The company has announced that Hank Wells will lead UA Healthcare until a permanent CEO takes over, as early as the end of the year. Wells has experience from interim executive posts around the nation, and he has worked as an administrator at the University of Missouri healthcare system and at the University of California-San Francisco medical group. He had been working as a consultant to the UA medical school since March, and last year he served as an interim deputy dean at the medical school. UA Healthcare's previous interim CEO, Kevin Burns, resigned last month during a political dispute regarding oversight of the $1.2 billion nonprofit healthcare system. [Read More]

LA GRANGE, IL: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital welcomes CFO
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital has appointed Keith Richardson as vice president/CFO. Richardson, 54, comes to La Grange from Spokane, WA, where he was the CFO for Office Anesthesia and Dental Surgery, a provider of services to underserved populations—with five offices as well as mobile sites—and for Deaconess Medical Center, a health system comprised of a tertiary hospital and a community hospital. [Read More]

PONTIAC, MI: CMO named at OSF Saint James–Albrecht Med Ctr.
Trent D. Proehl, MD, a general surgeon, has been named CMO at OSF Saint James—John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, MI. Proehl replaces Steve Norris, MD, who is transferring to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, in July to take on additional administrative and patient care responsibilities.[Read More]

Webcasts/Rounds
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
May 11, 2011
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
May 18, 2011
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
May 18, 2011
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