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3 Hospitals First to Receive Comprehensive Stroke Designation

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, November 19, 2012

Three hospitals are the first in the country to receive The Joint Commission's long-awaited "comprehensive" stroke center designation, a high-performance credential that could result in new paramedic protocols that divert some stroke patients from other hospitals.

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M&A Roundup: KentuckyOne Health forms $1.4B JOA

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, November 19, 2012

The healthcare sector got a little more concentrated last week when University Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center signed a joint operating agreement with KentuckyOne Health. In Atlanta, Piedmont Healthcare and WellStar Health System formed the Georgia Health Collaborative.

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Better Stroke Care Protocols Don't Hinge on Hospital Size

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, November 16, 2012

Hospitals will be required to track a raft of new quality measures next year. Here's why stroke care should be at the top of your list, even if you run a small hospital with limited resources.

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Webcast: Cardiology Service Line—From Volume to Value

By: October 1, 2012

Date: Nov. 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Coordinate protocols and standardize approaches to better manage cost and reform transitions in the cardiology service line, without cutting into the service or quality of care. Join Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Wellmont Health System as they share tactical approaches for maneuvering through healthcare reform transitions in the cardiology service line.

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Webcast: Future of Service Line Marketing—New Tactics, New Tools

By: October 17, 2012

Date: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to service lines, healthcare marketers are challenged to balance the needs of the organization and individual physicians with limited marketing dollars. Join WellStar Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and Jennings Co. as they explore how to use data to prioritize service line marketing dollars and gain physician buy-in.

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