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4 Hot Healthcare Exec Titles; 1 Not

Lena J. Weiner, Associate Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare hiring trends favor physician leaders with clinical knowledge and an aptitude for strategy, rather than only business school smarts. >>>


Editor's Picks

Providers Blast CMS on Two-Midnight Rule

One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules. >>>

Beaumont Health Clears Key Hurdles in Latest Merger Try

A year after proposed merger talks with Henry Ford Health System collapsed, Beaumont Health System agrees to combine operations with two other Detroit-area providers. >>>

Infection Prevention Effort Targets Hospital Handshakes

A suggestion to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections by replacing handshakes with fist bumps and other gestures is meeting mixed reviews among clinicians. >>>

How to Cut Overreliance on Contract Nurses

Realigning leadership, beefing up in-house resources, and centralizing nurse staffing helped one Iowa hospital save money and decrease turnover. >>>

Providence, Swedish Health Launch Employer-Driven ACO

Boeing is the first employer to sign up with the accountable care organization offered jointly by Providence Health & Services and Swedish Medical Center. It is one of several employer-sponsored plans available in the Seattle area. >>>

2 GA Healthcare Systems Ink Partnership Deal

Leaders of Oconee Regional Health Systems and Central Georgia Health System have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop healthcare services while aiming to achieve economies of scale and better population health. >>>

Orlando Health Bucks Trend, Stays Independent

The lengthy process of vetting potential partners allowed the not-for-profit system to reassess its strengths and weaknesses while it improved its balance sheets. >>>

Hospitals Urged to Review Visitation Policies

Visitation rules based on "outdated beliefs that frequent contact with loved ones interferes with care" neglect the negative consequences of restrictive policies, says a group that advocates for family-centered care. >>>

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News Headlines

Drive-thru healthcare: How McDonald's inspired an urgent care gold rush

Forbes, July 7, 2014

Opinion: The risks of hospital mergers

The New York Times, July 7, 2014

The healthcare waiting game

The New York Times, July 7, 2014

Doctors may soon be paid for not making you wait

Forbes, July 7, 2014

MA Governor Signs ICU nurse-staffing bill

The Lowell Sun, July 2, 2014

OR program allows mediation for medical errors instead of suing

The Oregonian, July 2, 2014

Governor intervenes in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute

The Baltimore Sun, July 2, 2014

Audit finds MA doctors' criminal cases go unreported

The Boston Globe, July 2, 2014

Jury: St. Luke's Hospital should not have sued families from unsuccessful killer nurse lawsuit, July 2, 2014

Doctors shortage worsening, demand growing / USA Today, July 1, 2014

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