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Smoking Ban a Case Study in Unintended Consequences
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Aspinwall, PA, the leafy, affluent borough northeast of Pittsburgh, was formed more than 125 years ago as a neighborhood for wealthy families looking to escape the sooty smokestacks of the Steel City. Now, the tiny borough of 3,000 souls has a new problem with unwanted smoke, and the source of that problem is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Saint Margaret. [Read More]
  September 15, 2008

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

Chief Executive Officer
Brim Healthcare, Mansfield, LA. Brim Healthcare seeks an experienced healthcare executive for the position of Chief Executive Officer at DeSoto Regional Health System in Mansfield, Louisiana. DeSoto has become a regional healthcare provider that offers comprehensive, high quality care . . . [Read More]

ED Medical Director
Providence Health & Services, Medford, OR. Providence Medford Medical Center in sunny southern Oregon is seeking a Medical Director for our new state-of-the-art Emergency Department . . . [Read More]

Chief Nursing Officer
Core Medical Group, Seattle, Washington. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a member of the Hospital Executive Team. Responsible for integration, coordination and direction of nursing and patient care within the overall operation of the hospital . . . [Read More]

Chief Clinical Officer
Regency Hospital Company, Columbus, OH. The Chief Clinical Officer will be a clinical leader within the organization and on the floor as needed. The CCO Organizes, develops, directs and maintains the philosophy and objectives of quality patient care . . . [Read More]

Chief Executive Officer
HealthSouth, Topeka, KS. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the hospital. This position is accountable for planning organizing and directing the hospital to ensure that quality patient care is provided and that the financial integrity of the hospital is maintained . . . [Read More]
Editor's Picks
Recruiting nurses? Give them what the want
Some nurses say it's not just about the salary. Some say working conditions are more important than a paycheck. Inova Fairfax Hospitals says it's grappling with its nursing shortage by giving nurses a greater say in their patients' care. [Read More]
Fewer med school students picking primary care
More bad news on the primary care front. Only 2% of graduating medical students say they'll go into primary care medicine, increasing concerns about the looming shortage of gatekeepers for the nation's medical system. [Read More]
Howard Regional Health cuts 75 jobs
As if we needed any proof that the healthcare industry is not immune to the economic problems that hobble the rest of the nation. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
St. Louis: President of Cejka Search to retire in 2009
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. has announced that Carol D. Westfall, President of its Cejka Search subsidiary and an executive officer of the Company, will retire in March 2009. "On behalf of the Company and everyone at Cejka Search, I want to thank Carol for her leadership and many contributions during her 22 years of service, including the past eight years at the helm as President. During that time, she guided the Search Division to a doubling of revenue and built a growth-oriented culture based on the mutual success of our clients, candidates and employees," said Joseph A. Boshart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., in a statement. [Read More]

Winston-Salem, NC: WFUBNC hires first human resources VP
Cheryl E. H. Locke has been named the new vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, beginning Oct. 20. This is a new position, created following the restructuring of the Medical Center in 2007, that will be responsible for human resources functions of both North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences. [Read More]

Naples, FL: Newsome Named HMA President and CEO
Health Management Associates, Inc. has named Gary D. Newsome president and CEO, and a member of the board, effective immediately. Newsome was most recently president of hospital operations of the division of Community Health Systems, Inc. [Read More]

Washington, DC: Conroy named new AAMC CHO
The Association of American Medical Colleges announced that Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., will be the association's new chief healthcare officer. She is currently executive vice president of Atlantic Health System and COO of Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Conroy will join the AAMC on Oct. 1. [Read More]

Philadelphia: Temple University Health System names new CMO
Calvin B. Johnson, MD, MPH, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Health System, effective Oct. 15. Johnson has served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since being appointed to that position in April 2003 by Gov. Ed Rendell. [Read More]

From HealthLeaders Magazine
10 Events That Could Change Healthcare

No one knows what the future holds, but several scenarios could significantly alter the healthcare landscape and pose formidable strategic, financial, and clinical challenges for senior leaders. Get ready. [Read More]
Audio Feature

It's a considerable accomplishment to be included in Fortune magazine's "Top 100 Companies to Work For." But it's even more remarkable to be included with the likes of Google, General Mills, and Nike for nine straight years. It's more remarkable still when your company is a small community hospital. Bill Powanda, a vice president at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, explains makes his hospital such a great place to work. [Listen Now]
HR Feature

Employers in the healthcare industry need to obtain a thorough understanding of a prospective employee’s history, particularly if that person will have access to patients, medications and confidential information, says contributor Kelly Evely Ansboury. [Read More]