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Rural Physician Recruitment with a Twist

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A small Kansas hospital is telling mission-minded physicians that they don’t need to live overseas in order to help people in need. Doctors are listening. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012

It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>

CMS's Proposed Hospital Staffing Revisions Get Cool Reception

A rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow changes in the governance structure and medical staffing at hospitals has garnered little support from public comments. >>>

CMS Details Recovery Auditor Prepayment Review Demo

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing details of its ongoing efforts to prevent improper payments to providers, including a number of demonstration programs set to launch in January. >>>

Stress, Focus Buoy Healthcare Leaders

Job satisfaction among healthcare leaders has dipped since 2010, but  remains greater than 80%. Members of the HealthLeaders Media Council share their thoughts on what accounts for the waning levels. >>>



News Headlines

St. John's in Joplin prepares for new hospital construction

Ozarksfirst.com, January 4, 2012

Drug companies reduce payments to doctors as scrutiny mounts

ProPublica.org, January 4, 2012

TN firm acquires 2 northeast PA hospitals

Beaver County Times / Associated Press, January 4, 2012

When nurses catch compassion fatigue, patients suffer

The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2012

CA adds patients to health insurance rolls

Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2012

New ACO model could save $1.1B

InformationWeek, December 30, 2011

Former NM Hospital Exec Sued Over Missing $3.2M

Claims Journal, December 30, 2011



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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