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Board Game Amuses,
Teaches Bored Employees

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

It must gall HR departments everywhere. They work hard to create affordable, effective benefits for employees, and these dedicated professionals are rewarded for their efforts with a stifled yawn and a vacant stare during employee benefits meetings. Pam Kennedy, a human resources consultant for INTEGRIS Health, got the idea for "The Benefits Game" after attending dozens of dry-as-dust employee orientation meetings. [Read More]
  November 3, 2008

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

HealthSouth, Houston. 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 . . . [Read More]

Director of Quality
Central Peninsula Hospital, Kenai Peninsula, AK. Under the direction of the VP/Chief Nursing Officer, the Director oversees and directs the care coordination and utilization review activities for inpatient and outpatient services . . . [Read More]

Assistant Chief Financial Officer
Vista Health System, Waukegan, IL. As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the Assistant Chief Financial Officer (ACFO) will participate in the financial and functional decision-making processes necessary for the successful attainment of the hospital's mission . . . [Read More]

Chief Information Officer
Sutter Health, San Rafael, CA. The Regional CIO functions as the Single Point-of-Accountability for the satisfactory delivery of all IS solutions and services . . . [Read More]

Chief Nursing Officer
St. Luke's Medical Center, Phoenix. The ideal candidate will have a BSN and preferably a Master’s degree, as well as 5-7 years of nursing leadership experience with at least 5-7 years . . . [Read More]
Editor's Picks
Med student burnout a challenge to patient care
Pauline W. Chen, MD, offers this thoughtful essay on her soul-crushing, emotionally and physically draining experience at medical school. With more and more medical students reporting burnout, Chen explores the negative impact that has on patient care. [Read More]
Survey: Patient satisfaction lags at U.S. hospitals
Patients in many U.S. hospitals are not satisfied with their care, Harvard researchers report. In the first national survey of patients' experiences, many hospitals were found wanting in key areas such as pain management and discharge instructions. In fact, almost one-third of patients gave low ratings to pain management, and one-fifth gave low ratings to communication at discharge. [Read More]
Tally of UCLA's patient records breach tops 1,000
Here's an embarrassing and troubling story that just won't go away for UCLA. A California state investigation has determined that the number of patients whose hospital records were improperly accessed by employees at the UCLA Hospital System has topped 1,000. The California Department of Public Health's Center for Healthcare Quality said the records of 1,041 patients have been breached, up from 939 in the state's last report in August. The total number of UCLA workers who have been disciplined for breaching patient records now stands at 165, up from 127 since August. Those whose confidential medical files were breached include California First Lady Maria Shriver, actress Farrah Fawcett and singer Britney Spears. [Read More]
Women buying health policies pay a penalty
Striking new evidence has emerged of a widespread gap in the cost of health insurance, as women pay much more than men of the same age for individual insurance policies providing identical coverage. Insurers say women ages 19 to 55 tend to cost more than men because they typically use more healthcare, especially in the childbearing years. But women still pay more than men for insurance that does not cover maternity care. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
Stanford, CA: Stanford Hospital & Clinics names new COO
Stanford Hospital & Clinics has appointed Daniel Ginsburg as its new chief operating officer, effective Jan. 12, 2009. Ginsburg succeeds Michael Peterson, whose retirement as the hospital's COO was announced in June, 2008. Ginsburg is currently senior vice president for Cancer and Women's Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also serves as president and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. [Read More]

Harrisburg, PA: Capital Blue Cross elects Lehr president and CEO
The Board of Directors of Capital BlueCross formalized the company's ongoing leadership team. Board Chairman William Lehr, Jr. was unanimously elected President and CEO. Lehr has been fulfilling chief executive responsibilities on an interim basis since the Sept. 15 resignation of former President and CEO Anita M. Smith. [Read More]

Tallahassee, FL: Florida Hospital Association names new board
The Florida Hospital Association has announced its Board of Trustees for 2009. The names of the incoming Officers and Trustees for the Association: Chair, Mark O'Bryant, President/CEO, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare; Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Steve Mason, President/CEO, BayCare Health System; Treasurer, Lars Houmann, President/CEO, Florida Hospital Orlando; and Immediate Past Chair, Tim Goldfarb, President, Shands Healthcare. [Read More]

Brookfield, WI: Doug Peters joins Pinstripe advisory board
Pinstripe, Inc., a human resources and recruitment outsourcing company, announced that Douglas S. Peters has joined the company's Healthcare Advisory Board. Peters is the former president and CEO of Jefferson Health System and co-founder of Advisors to Healthcare Suppliers. [Read More]

Arlington, VA: Shane named COO/President of HealthCentral Network
The HealthCentral Network, Inc. has promoted Vice President for Business Development Jeremy Shane to president and COO. Shane has been with the company since 2006. The HealthCentral Network, Inc. is an online health resource, with more than 35 condition-specific and wellness sites. [Read More]

Chesterfield, MO: Centric Health Resources names new CMO
Centric Health Resources, Inc., health services organization for people nationwide with rare, ultra-orphan and chronic genetic disorders, has appointed Warwick Charlton, MD, MBA, as CMO. [Read More]

Cleveland: Mental Health Services looks for new executive director
Mental Health Services announced the departure of Executive Director Steven Friedman, who will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at The Cleveland Sight Center. The MHS Board appointed Susan Neth as interim executive director. Neth has been COO since 2006. [Read More]
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