HealthLeaders Media HR - September 22, 2008 | Staffing Crunch Threatens Healthcare
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Staffing Crunch Threatens Healthcare
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

A recent story in the L.A. Times should send a shudder down the spine of any healthcare human resources professional already feeling the effects of the nation's physician and nurse staffing crunch. [Read More]
  September 22, 2008

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

Director of Nursing
UHS Westwood Lodge Hospital in Westwood, MA seeks a Director of Nursing to handle the effective and efficient operation of Nursing Services and other assigned departments and services at the hospital facility . . . [Read More]

Chief Executive Officer
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Fayetteville, AR. HealthSouth is looking for an experienced CEO who will create an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by exceeding its goals . . . [Read More]

Chief Executive Officer
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV. The right CEO will develop and implement strategies to appropriately position the hospital and achieve corporate goals, while also managing the day-to-day operations and actively marketing the services of the facility . . . [Read More]

Chief Executive Officer
Triumph Heathcare, Houston, TX. Triumph Healthcare is seeking an experienced CEO who will be responsible for the operation and administration of the hospital and all its departments, subject to the powers of the corporate structure and Governing Board . . . [Read More]

Medical Director
UnitedHealth Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Medical Director provides clinical leadership to the health system and is accountable for establishing utilization and quality outcomes of the plan membership . . . [Read More]
Editor's Picks
Americans cut back on healthcare as economy tanks
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Americans are already cutting back on healthcare, a sector once thought to be invulnerable to recession. Spending on everything from doctors' appointments to preventive tests to prescription drugs is under pressure. [Read More]
Healthcare industry works on efficiencies
Hospitals across the nation are working toward greater efficiencies, using strategies like lean manufacturing and Six Sigma to reduce waste and costs while improving patient outcomes. [Read More]
Lost in the brouhaha, Congress passes major disabilities rights bill
Lost amid the collapse of the stock market, the bickering presidential campaigns, the Hurricane Ike cleanup and the mayhem and violence overseas was the passage last week of a major civil rights bill for Americans with disabilities. The White House said President Bush would sign the bill, just as his father signed the original Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. [Read More]
Study: Hospitals flush 250 million pounds of drugs down the drain each year
An alarming report from the Associated Press claims that the nation's hospitals flush about 250 million pounds of drugs down the drain each year, potentially contaminating the water supply. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
Sacramento: UC Davis MC names new COO
Vincent L. Johnson Jr., vice president of administration at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Florida, has been named COO of UC Davis Medical Center, effective Oct. 27. [Read More]

Dallas: Sinacore-Jaberg named Tenet's East Cooper RMC
Tenet Southern States Region has named Janie Sinacore-Jaberg CEO of East Cooper Regional Medical Center, a 100-bed acute care facility located in Mount Pleasant, SC, effective Oct. 15. [Read More]

Nashville: Thomas named president of HCA's South Atlantic Division
James R. Thomas has been appointed President of HCA's South Atlantic Division in Charleston, SC, effective Sept. 1. As president of the newly-formed division, Thomas, 56, is responsible for HCA's seven hospitals and seven ambulatory surgery centers in Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Jacksonville, FL. These hospitals had previously been part of HCA's Carolina Market and Jacksonville Market. [Read More]

Tampa: Silbaugh to lead ACPE
The American College of Physician Executives has chosen Barry R. Silbaugh, MD, as CEO. Silbaugh, 60, replaces Roger Schenke, who established the College more than 30 years ago. [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]
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