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Executives on the Move

John Commins

While healthcare continues to lead the nation in job growth, the employment landscape is ever-shifting. Here are some notable executive moves this week: >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medicare Cuts Could Slash 278K Hospital Jobs, Warns AHA

Reimbursement reductions detailed in pending legislation would take funding from hospitals and use it to cover the deficit created by the extensions of the Social Security tax holiday and unemployment benefits, says the American Hospital Association. >>>

For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?

It's a given that physicians are stressed. But while a survey of 2,000 physicians nationwide shows that their job stress levels are rising, only 15% say that hospitals offer initiatives to curtail or avoid it. >>>

M&A Interest Still Strong

Look for mergers and acquisitions to remain strong in 2012. Nearly 60% of leaders indicate a "high interest" in acquiring a physician practice in the next 12?18 months. >>>

3 Creative Ways to Cut Nurse Labor Costs

Reducing nursing staff can be detrimental to your hospital's quality of care and the patient's overall experience—two areas that CFOs should strive to bolster, not undercut. Look to nurse leaders to know how and when to trim the cost of nurses while maintaining quality of care. >>>

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Reducing nursing staff can be detrimental to your hospital's quality of care and the patient's overall experience—two areas that CFOs should strive to bolster, not undercut. Look to nurse leaders to know how and when to trim the cost of nurses while maintaining quality of care. >>>



News Headlines

NC prison doctor's side job lucrative

Charlotte Observer, January 23, 2012

FL tries to get tough on lawbreaking medical practitioners

Orlando Sentinel, January 23, 2012

CVS' 'blacklist' of some doctors sparks outcry, legal action

Orlando Sentinel, January 23, 2012

Hospital CEO hit with DUI

Jackson Hole Daily, January 23, 2012

Nurse at center of furor over homophobic remarks has left Dallas VA

Dallas Observer, January 20, 2012

MVP Health Care schedules information meetings for Kodak workers, retirees

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, January 20, 2012

Most small businesses fear health care law

Fox News, January 20, 2012

Partners recasts deal with Tufts, limiting pay

The Boston Globe, January 19, 2012

Ex-exec of Pasadena's Huntington Hospital sentenced for fraud

Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2012

Layoffs begin at seven LSU hospitals

The Advocate, January 18, 2012



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