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Monday, December 12, 2011

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Immediate Jeopardy: 14 CA Hospitals Fined $850,000

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, December 12, 2011

Since the state law allowing financial penalties for immediate jeopardy incidents took effect in 2007, nearly one in four California hospitals has been ordered to pay for violations such as retained foreign objects and medication errors.

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In Accountable Care, Cancer Care Teams Take the Lead

By: Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, December 12, 2011

The accountable care model, in which physicians of different disciplines combine with other top clinicians to deliver the best evidence-based care, is already being tested—in oncology.

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FTC Shows ProMedica its Teeth

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, December 9, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission is notorious for causing trouble among hospital organizations that want to merge. This week it ruled against ProMedica, which has enacted a partnership with St. Luke's Hospital in Ohio. But the agency's enforcement efforts are getting tougher rather than easier.

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Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges.

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