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Parkland Hospital Preps for CMS Reassessment

Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media, December 5, 2012

"We're trying to emulate the kind of activities a surveyor would do, such as going out to each unit at all shifts. We have people on our team who will come in Saturday night at 9:00 or early morning hours on a Monday morning," says Urbanowicz.

Board members were generally pleased with October's progress report.

The board also approved a two-month extension of interim Chief Executive Officer, Robert "Bob" Smith's term. Smith is a retired executive from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. His original four-month contract will now last for at least six months, with the option to be approved on a monthly basis after February. Smith is Parkland's second interim CEO.

He declined to be a candidate for a permanent CEO, in a recent interview, saying "... it's not something I am interested in. If I were at a younger stage in my career it would be an attractive position."


Jacqueline Fellows is an editor for HealthLeaders Media.
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Donald First (12/5/2012 at 10:29 AM)
The place is still a pig-sty, Literally Most toilets do not work properly, Heck most vending machines don't even work. A family memeber was waiting to be admitted and was upset with the wait, was told.If you don't like it leave!