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Patient Advocates are Not the Enemy

Philip Betbeze

Healthcare leaders in the nonprofit sector may see themselves as being under attack from proponents of access to care for the poor and underserved, but embracing the adversary can prove to be an effective strategy. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Time for Women to 'Lean In' to Healthcare Leadership Roles

Women in healthcare are advancing to executive roles faster than in other industry sectors, but not fast enough. While women have the skills and experience that hospitals need, they must do more to recognize, develop, and exercise their power. >>>

Doctor-Hiring Rush is On

The fervor by physicians to become employed stems from the decline in reimbursements. But if a hospital's financial and clinical goals aren't clearly defined, the employment arrangement can be disjointed from the outset. >>>

Nurse Leadership Skills Made, Not Granted

It takes more than excellent clinical skills to rise to the role of nurse leader. Two new programs in Tennessee and New York aim to train the next generation of nurses who are ready to push themselves forward. >>>

Intermountain Fined $25.5M for Stark Violations

Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements with some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature." >>>

Scores Predict Readmission Likelihood

Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>

Mortality Rates at CAHs Ratcheting Higher

Researchers comparing 30-day mortality rates of CAHs and non-CAHs in urban and rural settings find that while rates on several key measures were comparable in 2002, CAHs have fallen behind significantly. >>>

Mayo Signs Deal with Shriners, Consolidates Two Hospitals

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities will become the first pediatric hospital to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Separately, Saint Marys and Methodist Hospitals in Rochester will transition to a single licensed hospital operating under the name Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester. >>>



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News Headlines

Doctors unite to fight hospitals buying physician groups

Orlando Sentinel, April 5, 2013

Hospital collections firm Accretive Health replaces its CEO

Star Tribune, April 4, 2013

CVS to pay US $11 million in lawsuit settlement

KOCO.com, April 4, 2013

CHI, PeaceHealth suspend negotiations over forming partnership

The Columbian, April 4, 2013

Cancer clinics turning away thousands of Medicare patients

The Washington Post, April 4, 2013

Confirmation hearing set for CMS nominee Tavenner

The Hill, April 3, 2013

Swedish CEO moves to Piedmont Healthcare

The Seattle Times, April 3, 2013

Health IT priorities put regulations before innovation

InformationWeek, April 2, 2013

Ascension Health adds Marian Health System

St. Louis Business Journal, April 2, 2013

Opinion: The Starbucks syndrome in healthcare

Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2013



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