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Thomson Reuters Names Top 100 Hospitals for 2012

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2012

This year's list of honored teaching hospitals and community hospitals shows a geographical shift, with a greater concentration of winners in Texas, Florida, and California. Rankings are based on comparative performance in 10 areas, including mortality, patient satisfaction, and readmission rates.

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Da Vinci Robot Surgical Risks Detailed

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2012

When something goes wrong after robotic surgery with the da Vinci surgical system, it's most likely due to co-morbidities in certain patients, not flaws in the robot's technology itself, researchers say.

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2 Pitfalls of Physician-Hospital Alignment

By: Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2012

It's never been more important to create solid pacts that incentivize physician-hospital alignment. But it can be tricky to craft agreements that achieve your strategic and clinical goals, and stay on the right side of the law.

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Prognosis Grim for McDonald's Restaurants in Hospitals

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2012

No hospital wants to have the distinction of being the last in the United States to house a McDonald's. With or without the involvement of a public advocacy group, it's likely that within 10 years the burger behemoth will have no hospital-based restaurants.

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.

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Rounds: Four Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

By: April 12, 2012

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.

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