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HR: Healthcare's
In-House Private Eyes

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Fingering the next serial killer might sound like a job best suited for CSI, but in the organized chaos that is the typical healthcare organization, the best gumshoe might just be you. At least the Hospital Association of Southern California thinks so. The association recently held a daylong workshop titled "Detecting and Preventing Serial Murders in Hospitals." The serial killer workshop got me thinking about some other, albeit less striking, healthcare human relations trouble spots I'd read about in recent weeks. [Read More]
  August 25, 2008

Editor's Picks
U. Maryland Medical System in turmoil
What happens when you mix politics and healthcare? You get politics. Nine members from the board of directors for the University of Maryland Medical System—including Chairman John C. Erickson—resigned after complaining about Gov. Martin O'Malley's perceived politicization of the board. [Read More]
From the Department of Confusion and Conflict
We have these two stories. The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Supreme Court rules that physicians may not discriminate against gays and lesbians even if the medical procedures conflict with physicians' religious beliefs. A few days after the California ruling, AP reports that the Bush administration proposed stronger job protections for doctors and other healthcare workers who refuse to participate in abortions because of religious or moral objections. [Read More]
Privacy laws aren't stopping the snoops
Celebrities and politicians aren't the only people who have to worry about securing their medical records. This piece from the Des Moines Register shows that peeking at patients' records is a growing cause for concern everywhere. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
LifePoint Hospitals announces William M. Gracey to retire in April 2009
Brentwood, TN-based rural hospital chain LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. has announced that William M. Gracey, executive vice president and COO, will retire effective April 30, 2009. Gracey will serve as an executive vice president until the planned retirement date. David M. Dill, LifePoint's executive vice president and CFO, will become COO when his replacement is retained. A search process for a new CFO has been initiated. Before joining LifePoint as CFO in July 2007, Dill served as executive vice president of Fresenius Medical Care North America and as CEO of the East Division of Fresenius Medical Care Services. LifePoint operates 48 rural hospitals in 17 states. [Read More]

Javersack Named CFO of Broward Health
Dawn Javersack has been named CFO of Broward Health, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She will oversee financial operations for one of the country’s 10 largest public health systems. Javersack spent nearly 20 years with West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh. Most recently, she served as CFO for Allegheny General, a 724-bed academic medical center and the system’s largest hospital. She was also vice president of finance for the not-for-profit system, which includes six hospitals. Prior to that, Javersack was director of finance for the system’s Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Javersack, who starts Sept. 2, takes over from Broward Health Controller Debbie Breen. Breen stepped in as interim CFO when former CFO Frank Nask was named CEO of Broward Health. [Read More]

Miller to join WellPoint Sept. 15
Indianapolis-based WellPoint, Inc. has appointed Lori Beer as executive vice president and CIO and Martin Miller as senior vice president, CAO and controller. Beer has more than 20 years of information technology experience, including more than 10 years at WellPoint. Miller is joining WellPoint from Molson Coors Brewing Company and will report to Wayne DeVeydt, executive vice president and chief financial officer. [Read More]

Aetna appoints David S. Memel, MD, to head health informatics organization
Hartford, CT-based Aetna has appointed David S. Memel, MD, to head the company’s health informatics organization, Aetna Informatics. He will have a dual reporting relationship to Aetna Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Troyen Brennan, MD, and Aetna Head of Health Care Management Eileen Auen. Memel most recently was the chief medical officer and head of Medical Affairs, Professional Diagnostics for Roche Diagnostics, based in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. [Read More]

Saint Thomas Health Services names Jennie D. Renwick senior development officer
Saint Thomas Health Services in Nashville, TN, has named Jennie D. Renwick senior development officer and major gifts director for Saint Thomas Health Services Fund. Since 1999, Renwick has served as vice president at First Tennessee Bank in Nashville. Her responsibilities included overseeing large-company relationship portfolios, as well as the start-up and management of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee. In addition, she is responsible for creating and growing Medical Private Client Services at First Tennessee. From 1993 to 1999, Renwick served as vice president at Heidtke & Company, providing institutional and individual clients investment portfolio services. [Read More]

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

Chief Executive Officer
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV. Develops and implements strategies to appropriately position the hospital and achieve corporate goals. Manages the day-to-day operations and actively markets the services of the facility . . . [Read More]

Medical Director
Aetna, Albany, NY. The Medical Director is responsible for providing clinical expertise and business direction in support of medical management programs to promote the delivery of high quality, constituent responsive and cost effective medical care . . . [Read More]

Director of Nursing
Regional Medical Center of San Jose, CA. The Director of 3 West Medical Surgical Services is administratively accountable for patient care activities, operations, and staff functions within the institution . . . [Read More]

Director of ICU
Dauterive Hospital, New Iberia, LA. The Director of ICU oversees and directs our 9-bed Intensive Care Unit. Incumbents will be required to oversee daily departmental activities; supervise/direct staff members—hire, discipline, coach, mentor staff . . . [Read More]

Director, Imaging Services
Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI. Partner in the design and building of a new Radiology Department. The incumbent has responsibility for the operational delivery, equipment selection/installation and financial performance . . . [Read More]
From HealthLeaders Magazine
Help the Uninsured (Without Going Broke)

The number of people who can't pay much—or anything—for their care just keeps rising. Some hospitals have found new ways to help them while still protecting the financial health of the hospital. [Read More]
Audio Feature

Craig Sammit, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Dean Health System in Madison, WI, speaks with HealthLeaders Media's Elyas Bakhtiari about efforts to develop more physicians for leadership roles within the health system. [Listen Now]