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Monday, March 28, 2011

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Nursing Staff Increase Can Improve Outcomes, Study Shows

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 25, 2011

In non-safety net hospitals, higher nurse staffing rates were associated with fewer deaths, life-threatening situations, and rates of infection, one study shows.

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Hospital Construction Methods Lower Costs, Raise Benefits

By: Kevin Kraiss, for HealthLeaders Media, March 25, 2011

Advances in design and building methods such as integrated project delivery, information modeling, and tilt-up construction, are enabling delivery of high-quality facilities faster, and at a lower cost.

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Q&A: Grady Health System CEO on Managing Through Crisis

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2011

Grady Health System CEO Michael Young, hired to lead what some undoubtedly thought was an impossible turnaround, discusses how he has stabalized Atlanta's public hospital system.

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How to Market Employed Physicians

By: Michele Wilson, for HealthLeaders Media, March 28, 2011

As physician employment increases, so should practices' marketing outreach. The idea is to get consumers and other physicians talking about the marketed practice and to fill those doctors’ plates fast, while increasing the hospital’s brand awareness.

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Part 1: How a CEO Empowered Staff to Save $3M and Their Jobs

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, March 25, 2011

During the recession, Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital chief Mark Newton was unwilling to take draconian measures such as layoffs. Instead, he deployed a tactic from his entrepreneurial background: He challenged his staff to find ways to cut costs themselves.

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Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services

By: February 14, 2011

Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders.

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Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform

By: February 14, 2011

Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy.

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