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Regardless of Court Ruling, Reform Under Way

By: Cheryl Clark and Margaret Dick Tocknell, March 30, 2012

Whatever the Supreme Court decides about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have little effect on work already under way, say senior executives at several major health systems. One says reform is "part of our DNA."

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7 in 10 Ambulances Positive for Staph Isolates

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 30, 2012

Drug-resistant strains of infectious bacteria are prevalent in ambulances, but MRSA rates are low, a study of emergency response vehicles shows.

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10 Things We Don't Know About Looming Readmission Penalties

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

Hospital officials are scratching their heads over how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will fine hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates after October 1.

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Most Medical Boards 'Terrible' at Discipline

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2012

While some hospitals are diligently handing medical boards information about bad docs, some state boards aren't acting on the knowledge. These do-nothing bodies are betraying patients as well as hospitals.

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Webcast: Marketing to Overcome Physician Recruitment Hurdles

By: February 29, 2012

Date: March 30, 2012
About:  Save time and money by targeting, recruiting, and retaining "best-fit" physician candidates using proven marketing tactics. Featuring three marketing and recruiting industry leaders from diverse regions, hospital sizes, and backgrounds, this webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers.

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Industry Survey 2012

By: February 14, 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance heads, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now.

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