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The Perfect Hospital
CEO from Spare Parts

Jim Molpus, Editor-in-Chief, HealthLeaders Media

There is no perfect hospital CEO, but there seem to be a lot of imperfect ones lately. No leader of a hospital or any venture is going to have all the attributes of leadership. If you could, however, build a CEO from a parts supply of strengths, what might they be?
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  August 15, 2008

Editor's Picks
Healthcare costs seen rising 10% in 2009
Only in healthcare could a double-digit rise in costs be viewed as a good thing. The story about a report from Aon Consulting Worldwide says that some good has come from employer wellness programs and disease management. Even with good news, the rise still falls well into the definition of "unsustainable." [Read More]
Health insurers hedge their bets
This insightful piece in BusinessWeek looks at how the major payers are diversifying into new and different markets to hedge their bets against an uncertain political future. Demand for new products targeted at the small-group and individual markets continue to struggle. [Read More]
Some walk-in clinics closing after boom
The rush to build convenient walk-in clinics in recent years may have caught up with itself. Now with building of new ones leveling off and others closing, the question becomes what is the ultimate demand for this type of care. It will be curious to track this sector over the next year or so to see if the concept simply expanded too fast, or if the idea of seeing a nurse practitioner or similar caregiver is not what consumers really want. [Read More]
This Week's Headlines
CA quashes sale of Anaheim Memorial Medical Center to Pacific Health
Los Angeles Times - August 15, 2008
Inspection reports of Florida health facilities now available online
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - August 14, 2008
Two hospitals seek extension for Waterbury (CT) Heart Center
Hartford Courant - August 13, 2008
Do safety-net hospitals put money over mission?
The Seattle Times - August 12, 2008
More states shred bills for awful medical errors - August 12, 2008

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