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Beleaguered Fairview Health CEO to Retire in July

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, May 25, 2012

Fairview Health Services CEO Mark Eustis will retire this summer amid allegations that the Minneapolis-based health system he led for five years used strong-armed and possibly illegal debt collection tactics against patients. In a special session, Fairview's board of directors voted to not renew his contract.

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Five Hospitals Share Three Secrets to Improve Knee Surgery Outcomes

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 25, 2012

When surgeons at five healthcare systems shared their individual processes for 11,000 knee replacement operations, three best practices emerged that reduced lengths of stay, lowered readmission rates, and improved other outcomes for hospitals that embraced them.

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Challenging Physicians to Help Improve the ED

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, May 24, 2012

An overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent survey say they are taking steps to improve their emergency departments. But it's clear that physicians must work with hospital leadership to make that happen.

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New Facebook Page Gathers Stories of Medical Harm

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, May 24, 2012

An investigative journalism group has launched a Patient Harm Community on Facebook, encouraging people to post personal horror stories. Healthcare providers are invited to join in. Should you?

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

By: May 1, 2012

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event.

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Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

By: May 15, 2012

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast.

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