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The Just Case for 'Get-Tough' Anti-smoking Policies
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Citing patient safety as justification, Indiana University Health has discovered what many of the nation?s hospitals and healthcare providers have come to understand: It must be the tip of the spear in tobacco cessation and other broad public health initiatives. [Read More]

  August 22, 2011

 
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2011 Top Leadership Team Awards Recognize Big Moves
In its eighth year, HealthLeaders Media's Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award program continues to recognize and celebrate outstanding teamwork in healthcare, to share what makes top leadership teams successful, and to encourage other leaders to learn from the best. [Read More]
Parkland Hospital Submits Plan to Remedy Deficiencies, Protect Funding
In response to a blistering pair of reviews from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Texas Department of Health Services, in which serious deficiencies were found, Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas has issued a corrective action plan. [Read More]
Give Your Physicians an Incentive to Lead
Physicians traditionally don't respect authority. But it's been said that they will adapt to changes in practice if they get data proving it's the best move for the patient. Banner Health, a 14-hospital system based in Phoenix, is testing that assumption. [Read More]
Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process.
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Intelligence Report: The New Patient Experience Imperative
22% of healthcare leaders say lack of cultural fit or employee buy-in is their organization?s biggest patient experience stumbling block, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. [Register Today]
Executives on the Move
BOSTON, MA: Stanford doctor in talks to be head of Beth Israel
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of Harvard's major teaching hospitals, is negotiating with a Stanford physician to become its next CEO. The board has offered the job to Kevin Tabb, MD, CMO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics in California. [Read More]

MANSFIELD, OH: MedCentral CEO to retire in 2012
James E. Meyer, president/CEO of MedCentral Health System, will retire in May. Meyer has been in a leadership position at MedCentral Health System and its predecessor, Mansfield General Hospital, since 1978, when he was hired as executive vice president. He has been the top executive since 1985. [Read More]

IRVING, TX: VHA Inc. names Csapo CFO
VHA Inc. has hired Peter P. Csapo, CPA, to be its CFO effective Aug. 22. In his new role, Csapo will lead VHA's accounting, finance, treasury and internal audit and managed information services activities. Csapo succeeds Byron Jobe, who assumed the role of executive vice president of the VHA service and delivery organization in Dec. 2011, while continuing to serve as interim CFO. Before joining VHA, Csapo was CFO/vice president, customer operations at McKesson Health Solutions. [Read More]

CLEVELAND, OH: Lewis named CAO at MetroHealth
MetroHealth has promoted Daniel Lewis to Chief Administrative Officer of the health system. In his role, Lewis oversees human resources, information services, protective services and call center operations. Lewis joined MetroHealth in 2007 as vice president/CHRO. Before coming to MetroHealth, Lewis served for 28 years in various roles at Northeast Ohio companies. [Read More]

YORK, PA: Hanover hospital president resigns
After serving as Hanover Hospital's president and chief executive officer for the past three years, George M. Kyriacou has announced his resignation. Kyriacou will continue fulfilling his duties as the hospital's president and CEO through Nov. 8, said hospital spokeswoman Lisa Duffy. The announcement came after Kyriacou accepted a position with a specialty hospital in his home state of Connecticut. The relocation will allow him to be closer to his family and friends, said Duffy. [Read More]

WINDHAM, CT: Natchaug Hospital CEO takes reins at Windham Hospital
More than half a century ago, the CEO of Windham Hospital helped Natchaug Hospital get off the ground and get organized. Now 58 years later, Natchaug is returning the favor by sending their president/CEO, Stephen Larcen, back to Windham. Larcen has been named the CEO of Windham Hospital for a six-month interim assignment. He will still maintain his position at Natchaug, but has physically relocated to Windham. David Klein, vice president of community programs at Natchaug, will oversee all of the day-to-day operations at the Mansfield-based Natchaug Hospital. [Read More]

BETHLEHEM, PA: St. Luke's names finance EVP
St. Luke?s Hospital & Health Network has named longtime area banking executive Jan Heller to its newly created position of executive vice president of finance. The Bethlehem-based hospital organization is going through a pivotal stage as it completes its acquisition of Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg and opens the Riverside campus this fall in Bethlehem Township, PA. [Read More]

MARTINSVILLE, VA: Hospital administrator resigns
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County announced that Skip Philips has resigned his position as CEO to become executive vice president/COO of DeKalb Regional Health System in Decatur, GA. Philips will remain at MHMHC through September to help support the hospital and community through the transition to an interim CEO. Philips assumed the role of CEO at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County in October 2010. [Read More]

DAYTON, OH: Terry Burns hired as president of Greene Memorial Hospital
Terry Burns will take the reins as president of Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia. Kettering Health Network has announced the hiring of the former vice president of finance and operations at Kettering Medical Center. Burns returns to Kettering Health Network after serving as president/CEO of Ukiah Valley Medical Center in California for four years. Previously, he worked at Kettering Medical Center in his executive role for six years. [Read More]

SPRING HILL, FL: Spring Hill Regional executives depart
Alex Contreras-Soto, president/CEO at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, has accepted the position of senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He has been the CEO of Spring Hill Regional since February 2009. The hospital said COO Gino Santorio has also been recruited by Jackson Memorial to serve as the corporate director of project management to assist in the turnaround of the Jackson Memorial System. Patrick Maloney, CEO of Brooksville Regional Hospital, will be promoted as the Market CEO to oversee all of the operations in Hernando County, including Brooksville Regional Hospital, Spring Hill Regional Hospital, Good Shepherd Medical Centers and other service lines for Health Management Associates. [Read More]

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