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  May 22, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Eat Healthful Food...If You Can Find It

John Commins

Two federal departments have just issued two separate reports that highlight a stubborn hurdle for well-meaning wellness advocates: While the cost of healthful foods is no greater than that of processed or junk foods, nearly 25 million Americans don't have ready access to it. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MO Hospitals Review Highlights Value of Disaster Preparedness

A year after a tornado destroyed the healthcare delivery infrastructure in Joplin, a report from the Missouri Hospital Association suggests that the hospitals' ability to overcome disasters depended in no small part upon the emergency preparedness plans they'd been developing for the last decade. >>>

4 in 10 Healthcare Organizations Seek Locum Tenens

While the high cost of hiring temporary physicians is cited as a drawback, most healthcare organizations are able to capture all of the expenses by billing Medicare, Medicaid, or private pay. >>>

Medical Boards Step Up Disciplinary Actions

The Federation of State Medical Boards reports that the number of doctors punished by their states increased 6.8% between 2010 and 2011. But a citizen's advocacy group issues its own report, which suggests that states continue to fail to adequately protect the public from bad doctors. >>>

Best Healthcare Leaders Know When to Exit

After 40 years—20 as CEO—Denver Health's Patricia Gabow knows she could stay on pretty much as long as she wants. But the longtime leader of the consistently profitable safety net hospital says one of the keys of good leadership is "to know when to leave." >>>

Grow Your Own Nurse Leaders

Taking its cue from the Institute of Medicine's landmark Future of Nursing report, UnitedHealth will pay for 30 registered nurses to get their master's degrees and learn how to be educators themselves. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast. >>>



News Headlines

ALLENTOWN, PA: Lehigh Valley Health Network names new CFO

Lehigh Valley Health Network, May 21, 2012

SAN ANTONIO: Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital gets new leader

San Antonio Express-News, May 21, 2012

Healthcare's top executive salaries increase with complexity of system

Coloradoan.com, May 21, 2012

Removing doctors in settlements can deflect oversight

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 21, 2012

Twin Cities hospital strike approved by healthcare workers

Pioneer Press, May 17, 2012

Healthcare Costs Top $20K Per Family

HealthLeaders Media, May 16, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist CEO salary nearly $2.5M

Winston-Salem Journal, May 16, 2012

43 percent of CA nursing grads can’t find work

San Jose Mercury News, May 16, 2012

Ochsner CEO Patrick Quinlan to step down, head new venture

The Times-Picayune, May 15, 2012

Opinion: Health insurance expansion looming, primary care turf battle heats up

The Washington Post, May 15, 2012



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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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