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Rural Scholars Program Grooms Primary Care Docs in AL

John Commins

A program at the University of Alabama helps students with solid academics and the social skills needed to thrive in rural environments and prepares them for the rigors of medical school—and careers as primary care physicians. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

$6.4B Henry Ford, Beaumont Merger Failed on Cultural Hurdles

A merger between two Michigan healthcare providers has been called off because of stark cultural differences between them, observers say. Those differences include the patient populations they each serve and the organizations' physician compensation models. >>>

3 Reasons Urinary Catheters are Overused in Hospitals

Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts, researchers find. >>>

When 'Mean Girls' Wear Scrubs

For many nurses, leaving high school doesn't mean leaving the bullies behind. Bullying has been called nursing's "dirty little secret," but judging by the numbers, it's hard to believe it could be kept secret at all. >>>

HMA Chief to Step Down as Glenview Denies Takeover Bid

In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>

Hospitals Profit On Bloodstream Infections

Hospitals can reap a windfall when an insured patient has a preventable infection, and private health plans—not Medicare—foot the largest bills. Why aren't these payers doing more to help hospitals prevent infections? >>>

Hospitals Thinking Beyond 30-Day Readmissions

Operating under the assumption that the government is moving toward enacting reimbursement penalties for all-cause readmissions, some hospitals and readmission prevention experts are already developing corresponding strategies. >>>

Do-Nothing Hospital Boards Are Dead

Helping to run a hospital or health system from a board seat has gotten increasingly complex over the years. The instability of healthcare brought upon by its unaffordability makes the job of hospital governance both difficult—and difficult to fill. >>>

Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy

In this new Intelligence Report, we examine how resolving organizational problems in the emergency department will remain a challenge as demand for ED services increases, overcrowding elevates patient safety concerns, and quality metrics draw greater attention. >>>



Executive Insight Report

Executive Insight Report: Capital Finance—Industry Consolidation

The second in a series of four Executive Insight Reports from Bank of America Merrill Lynch explains the results of a survey on how leading organizations are approaching mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances, as they strive to meet the goals of healthcare reform. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands

The New York Times, May 29, 2013

Hospitals to doctors: Can we still be friends?

Washington Business Journal, May 29, 2013

Boxes of medical records missing from Jackson Health System

The Miami Herald, May 29, 2013

ER fails to save digit; patient gives thumbs-down to hospital bill

Las Vegas Sun, May 29, 2013

Former DMC chief executive arrested in Panama

Detroit Free Press, May 29, 2013

As ME hospitals grow, prices, access to medical care are put on the line

Bangor Daily News, May 28, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare alerts patients to cumulative radiation exposure

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 2013

Scramble at Moore Medical Center as tornado hit

NPR, May 23, 2013

Lake Erie Regional Health System cuts jobs at two hospitals

The Buffalo News, May 23, 2013

All ME hospitals sign on to electronic health records exchange

Bangor Daily News, May 23, 2013



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Building Better Boards

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