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How to Hire in Volume and Maintain Quality

Chelsea Rice

A year into her tenure at Christus Health, a seasoned human resources executive looks back on her chief accomplishment—staffing the health system's new headquarters with 700 new workers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How to Stop Unhappy Nurses From Leaving

The key to improving nurse recruitment and retention appears to lie in extending nurses' access to advanced degrees and specialty certifications, a study suggests. >>>

Dual CMOs a First; Expect More Hospitals to Follow

Children's National Medical Center believes it is the first pediatric hospital, if not one of the first hospitals in the nation, to employ joint CMOs. The two will deal with what the hospital calls the "complexity of the evolving healthcare landscape" and population health management. >>>

Patient Satisfaction, HCAHPS Scores Bolstered by 'Sacred Moment'

In the months since one hospital implemented a program that encourages a caring bond to be formed between a physician and a patient, its patient satisfaction scores have risen 33%. >>>

White House Proposes Individual Mandate Rules

Under the proposed rules, large portions of the population would be exempt from paying penalties for not carrying health insurance coverage by 2014. >>>

As PPACA Deadlines Near, States Dawdle

Only 11 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws or issued regulations to implement the health insurance market reforms mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The deadline is just 11 months away. >>>

Texas Health, Baylor Stake Claims for DFW Market

The road toward dominance of the healthcare market in Dallas-Fort Worth is marked by recent announcements from two big competitors on how they intend to expand, forge affiliations, and tackle traditional payment models. >>>



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News Headlines

Steward Health Care a force for change

The Boston Globe, February 4, 2013

WakeMed's Medicare settlement with feds would allow confidential reports

The News & Observer, February 4, 2013

Medical clinic workers struggle with burnout

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2013

L.A. County removing metal detectors from some hospital facilities

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2013

Hospital chain defies NLRB rulings after court decision

Reuters, February 1, 2013

Mayo Clinic seeking state help for $5B expansion

Minnesota Public Radio, January 31, 2013

W-2s list cost of providing a health plan

The New York Times, January 31, 2013

MN Supreme Court: online post about doc is protected speech

Star Tribune / Associated Press, January 31, 2013

Brown U. intros population health degree program for docs in training

The Boston Globe, January 30, 2013

Think preventive medicine will save money? Think again

Reuters, January 29, 2013



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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