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Parkland: Leadership Change Unrelated to Report of Deficiencies

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 1, 2011

The CEO of Parkland hospital did not offer his resignation following the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare report on immediate jeopardy deficiencies, and Parkland did not request it, says the chair of Parkland’s board of managers.

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Nurses to Take Tax Push to Congressional Districts

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 1, 2011

More than 10,000 members of National Nurses United plan to attend demonstrations Thursday urging members of Congress in 21 states to support a tax on financial transactions. Proceeds of the tax, the union says, would be used to rebuild the nation's infrastructure.

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Clinicians' Clothing Found to Carry Pathogens

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 1, 2011

Researchers are resurrecting concerns and debate over whether doctors' and nurses' uniforms and lab coats increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

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Disasters Test Hospital Social Media Strategies

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene forced a few hospital evacuations and challenged emergency response systems over the weekend. It also put the spotlight on social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook, both vital for emergency communication.

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Commercial ACOs May Find Footing Where CMS Slips

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011

Healthcare executives aren't waiting for official rules and regs in order to get on with the triple aim of achieving better health for populations, better care for individuals, and lower costs for all. They're plowing ahead and devising their own coordinated care solutions.

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NC Rural Hospitals Lean Together to Zap Waste

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, August 31, 2011

With the help of the North Carolina Hospital Association and a grant from the Duke Endowment, five rural hospitals banded together to learn and apply lean management principles. A hands-on approach from the hospital CEO is vital, they found.

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Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

By: August 10, 2011

Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.


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Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

By: August 1, 2011

Date: September 15, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast About: Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty. LINK:

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