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Hospital CEOs Put Weight Behind Losing Effort

 

Bob Peebles, CEO of Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City, and Peter Thoreen, CEO of nearby St. Luke's Regional Medical Center have entered into a friendly weight loss contest. "We are healthcare executives. We need to set the example," says Peebles. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Automation and the Healthcare Cost Curve

Why is healthcare historically a slow adopter of potentially labor-saving, and thus cost-saving, techniques and technology? Lack of urgency is one reason, but with margins under increasing threat, that thinking may be changing. >>>

Save Millions Using GIS Technology for Strategic Workforce Planning

Quality talent acquisition doesn't work like Field of Dreams, nor does truly strategic workforce planning. Thanks to geographic information systems, healthcare leaders can transform reactive recruiting into a proactive, data-driven effort. >>>

Young Doctors Disgruntled, Determined

Younger physicians are pessimistic about their future, with many blaming healthcare reform and reimbursement issues for what may be ahead, a survey shows. But one Texas MD is determined to keep his practice going. >>>

Community Engagement Roles Here to Stay

Bon Secours created a community engagement role in order to innovate how the health system interacts with patients, employees, and physicians. Nearly three years later, the position has evolved to span what it calls the meaningful use of social technology—that is, what the health system can do to affect population health. >>>

Curbing ED Dangers Requires Strong Leadership

Emergency department nurses get kicked, slapped, pushed, spit on, and yelled at every day. They need crisis prevention training and supportive leaders to stay safe from violence. >>>



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News Headlines

New St. John's Medical Center CEO: Do more

Jackson Hole News & Guide, April 30, 2012

Early retirements spare most Crozer-Keystone layoffs

Daily Local News, April 30, 2012

Doctor pay: Where specialists are all above average

NPR, April 30, 2012

The Meaning of Alignment

HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2012

What Physician Practice Ownership Really Means

HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2012

Obama healthcare reforms lead to $1.3B in insurance rebates

Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2012

Does medicine discourage gay doctors?

The New York Times, April 27, 2012

SEIU wants Highmark-UPMC accord

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 27, 2012

What is India trying to tell doctors in the US?

The New York Times, April 26, 2012

Exodus of medical graduates in AZ stirs concerns

The Republic, April 26, 2012



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The End of Us vs. Them

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