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Hospital Cafeteria Food Undermines Wellness Movement

John Commins

While many hospitals talk the talk on improving nutrition, staff, patients, and visitors at hospital cafeterias still chew the fat, illustrating a persistent disconnect for the wellness movement in the healthcare workplace. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Health IT Chiefs: Our next IT rock stars?

As IT managers gradually connect medical devices to electronic health records, the role, influence and responsibilities of chief medical informatics officers and chief nursing officers will continue to grow "to a level not seen before," predicts a study from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). >>>

Healthcare workers at serious risk of injury on the job

The healthcare workforce was a focus this year of the U.S. Department of Labor's annual report about workplace injuries and illness. "We remain concerned that more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than in any other, including construction and manufacturing, and this group of workers had one of the highest rates of injuries and illness at 5.2 cases for every 100 workers," Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis says. >>>

Employers offer carrots, wave sticks to get workers healthier

For a decade, Baptist Health South Florida has been a leader in urging its 13,000 employees to lead healthier lifestyles offering such benefits as free 24/7 gyms at work and discounted low-fat meals in the cafeterias. When it came to choosing the carrot or the stick for promoting wellness and reducing skyrocketing healthcare costs, Baptist has offered the carrot. >>>

Looming primary care shortage starts with med school

The Wisconsin Hospital Association report last week that projected a shortage of almost 2,200 physicians by 2030 drew attention to an escalating problem: The United States is training too few primary care doctors. >>>



Executives on the Move

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL: Alexian Brothers names new CEO

PRNewswire, December 5, 2011

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY: CHS shuffles top hospital execs

Long Island Business News, December 5, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, TN: Erlanger trustees promote COO to interim CEO

Chattanooga Times Free Press, December 5, 2011

CHELSEA, MI: Chelsea Community Hospital CEO Griffiths to retire

Heritage Newspapers, December 5, 2011

KETCHUM, ID: St. Luke's Wood River selects CEO

Twin Falls Times-News, December 5, 2011

MODESTO, CA: Doctors Medical Center has new CEO

Modesto Bee, December 5, 2011

ROCKPORT, ME: Pen Bay Healthcare names new CEO

Bangor Daily News, December 5, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: On-Call Compensation; Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>


Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

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