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Ochsner CEO Rails Against Smoking

John Commins

How far may employers intrude into the lives of workers in the name of lower healthcare costs and higher productivity?  For the chief of a 13,000-employee health system, the clear point of demarcation is smoking. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in March, but Q1 Strong

In the first quarter of 2012, healthcare accounted for 16% of the jobs created in the United States. One source of job growth is the integration of physician practices, says a health system executive. >>>

Return of the PHO?

The physician hospital organization, or something like it, is making a comeback as payers and the government make slow progress toward accountable care. >>>

Physician Salaries Vary Widely Among Academics

Compensation for academic physicians is heavily influenced by geography, area of specialty, and institutional rank, a study shows. There is both wide variation and downward pressure on salaries. >>>

Advanced Practice Nurses Battle On for Autonomy

While the Missouri State Medical Association compares nurse practioners seeking legislative relief to "12-year-olds at a Justin Bieber concert," a senior nurse leader sticks to the data. >>>



Intelligence Report

Service Lines Grow Amid Strategic Challenges

Healthcare leaders foresee dramatic growth in service lines, but anticipate obstacles in aligning with physicians. Over the next two years, 50% of leaders expect to establish new service lines; 75% plan to expand existing service lines. This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders serving on the HealthLeaders Media Council.   >>>



Executives on the Move

SEATTLE: Seattle Children's names new President

Seattle Children's, April 9, 2012

AUGUSTA: Scott named COO at GHS Medical Center

Atlanta Business Journal, April 9, 2012

SAN DIEGO: Sharp Mary Birch Hospital names CEO

Carmel Valley News, April 9, 2012

SIOUX FALLS, SD: Sanford Children's Hospital announces CMO

Sanford Health, April 9, 2012

GREENSBORO: Akin named Cone Health President and COO

Cone Health, April 9, 2012

OCEANSIDE, NY: South Nassau Hospital appoints CFO

South Nassau Communities Hospital, April 9, 2012

MILWAUKEE: Froedtert Health CEO to step down; board names successor

Froedtert Health, April 9, 2012



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Webcast: Proven Hospital-Physician Alignment Incentives

Date: April 24, 2012
About: Customize this webcast with your questions. Gain proven, measurable techniques to establish real physician value and fair compensation, and build lasting loyalty. Join HealthLeaders Media for strategies and solutions direct from three executives with alignment expertise at Health Quest, Trinity Health, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates. >>>


From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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