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Who Wants to Be a Hospital CEO?

Philip Betbeze

The chief executive officer job is a high-turnover, high-pressure role that occupies the crushing space between rising healthcare costs and actual economic growth—against a stark backdrop of uncertainty. Who wants in? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Leaders Weigh in on Defensive Medicine

More than half of physician leaders surveyed say they have, in the past year, ordered a test or procedure for primarily defensive medicine reasons. It's among the top cost drivers, but as one radiation oncologist says, "if you can't protect the physicians, you can't change it." >>>

Slideshow: Meet the HealthLeaders 20

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Meet them all in this image gallery. >>>

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

While accountable care organizations hold the promise of retooling the industry into a leaner, meaner,  cost-cutting, care-improving machine, there's still plenty of doubt that they are the way to go. >>>

Thomson Reuters Names Top 100 Hospitals

This year's list of honored teaching hospitals and community hospitals shows a geographical shift, with a greater concentration of winners in Texas, Florida, and California. Rankings are based on comparative performance in 10 areas, including mortality, patient satisfaction, and readmission rates. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>



News Headlines

Jackson Health System reveals a few details on strategic plan

Miami Herald, April 20, 2012

Profile: Epic Systems' tough billionaire

Forbes, April 20, 2012

Peter Orszag: Washington fighting wrong healthcare battle

Delaware Online, April 19, 2012

Judge orders PA's Saint Catherine Medical Center to be liquidated

Republican Herald, April 19, 2012

SXC Health to buy Catalyst in $4B-plus deal

Kansas City Star, April 19, 2012

Healthways inks pair of big deals

Nashville Post, April 18, 2012

MA hospitals promise openness, apologies

The Boston Globe, April 18, 2012

Peninsula Hospital's ex-CEO seeks $1.2M from now shuttered hospital

New York Daily News, April 18, 2012

Can the innovator class save healthcare?

The Atlantic, April 17, 2012

2 Pitfalls of Physician-Hospital Alignment

HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2012



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Rounds: Four Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. >>>


From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>

 

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

 

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs


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