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LHA Launches Statewide Employee Wellness Campaign

John Commins

The CEO of the Louisiana Hospital Association wants healthcare workers to be role models in an effort to get residents of the fifth-fattest state to take personal responsibility for improving and maintaining their health. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Not-for-Profit Provider Outlook 'Negative,' Says Moody's

The economy is still too soft to change the negative outlook for not-for-profit healthcare providers in the United States in 2012, and that outlook may stay negative "for at least the next several years," says a report from Moody's Investors Service. >>>

For Healthcare M&A, 2011 Among Best Years

Merger and acquisition activity in rehabilitation facilities, laboratories, and managed care contributed to an 11% increase in the dollar value of healthcare M&A deals in 2011. The $227.4 billion in deals makes 2011 the fourth-largest M&A year in the last decade, defying media reports suggesting that interest in healthcare M&A in declining. >>>

ACA Implementation Threatens Hospitals' United Front

At a time when hospitals need to project a united and bipartisan front as funding comes under attack, state hospital associations that are supposed to wage the home-front battles to preserve funding are instead fighting among themselves. >>>

Wellpoint to raise doctors' pay to increase quality of care

WellPoint Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer by enrollment, will tie the amount of money doctors receive to the quality of care provided, offering more pay for keeping patients healthier and costs down. The program, which increases the payout to primary care doctors by 10 percent, also will aim to enhance information sharing and provide support from WellPoint clinical workers. >>>

Plane crash kills new Ocala Health CEO

The new chief executive of a central Florida hospital system has been killed in a small plane crash. P. Allen Golson was piloting the twin-engine Cessna when it went down south of the Ocala International Airport. Golson recently had been named CEO of Ocala Health System. He had served as CEO of Coliseum Health System in Macon, GA for seven years before taking the Ocala job. >>>



Executives on the Move

CAMBRIDGE, MA: Cambridge Health Alliance selects CEO

Cambridge Health Alliance, January 30, 2012

BROOKVILLE, PA: Brookville Hospital names president

The Progress, January 30, 2012

JUNEAU, AK: Bartlett Regional names interim CFO

JuneauEmpire.com, January 30, 2012

BARTOW, FL: Bartow Regional names CEO

Bartow Regional Medical Center, January 30, 2012

TALLAHASSEE: Capital Regional Medical Center appoints CEO

Capital Regional Medical Center, January 30, 2012

NASHVILLE: HCA executive Williams to retire

The Tennessean, January 30, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX: USMD Hospital at Arlington appoints CEO

PR Web, January 30, 2012

CHICAGO: University HealthSystem Consortium names COO

PRNewswire, January 30, 2012



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