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Will Broke Boomers Help
Healthcare Staffing Needs?

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

If there is?for want of a better term?a silver lining in this black cloud that bedims our economy, it may be that the nation's projected shortage of healthcare workers will be somewhat alleviated in the coming years because many Baby Boomers in our aging workforce will be too financially strapped to retire. [Read More]
  November 10, 2008

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

Chief Executive Officer
Joliet Area Community Hospice, Inc., Joliet, IL. We seek candidates with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated, effective leadership experience with analytical skills to help the agency respond to industry challenges, staff issues and community interests . . . [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]

Physician Practice Manager
Medical Center Clinic, Pensacola, FL. Provide management services for the medical departments by ensuring that the department is being run in a businesslike, professional, cost effective and patient-oriented manner . . . [Read More]

Chief Information Officer
Sherman Health, Elgin, IL. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will assess the current information systems organization and technology and will work with the senior management team to ensure an organizational structure . . . [Read More]

Chief Nursing Officer
Community Hospital, Munster, IN. This top level position establishes objectives, standards, and goals for the Patient Care Services division to insure the delivery of quality . . . [Read More]
Editor's Picks
As economy tanks, hospitals seeing fewer paying patients
All the signs aren't good. The national economy is tanking, unemployment has hit a 14-year high, the United States appears to be very much in a recession and nobody knows when this thing will bottom out. So, it's no surprise that the nation's hospitals are also reporting increased ER traffic and fewer paying patients. [Read More]
ObamaCare could be a windfall for hospitals
Moody's Investors Service says President-elect Barack Obama's plan to extend healthcare to uninsured Americans will provide a boon to hospitals, along with medical centers and hospital equipment makers. The plan is expected to cost between $100 billion and $200 billion annually, and is supposed to greatly reduce the numbers of uninsured. [Read More]
Community hospital named top employer in Massachusetts
Winchester Hospital in suburban Boston was named the best place to work in Massachusetts in a survey by the Boston Globe. The Globe reports that nearly 100% of the 2,600 employees at the Winchester say in questionnaires that they are proud to work for the 229-bed hospital. [Read More]
Survey: 80% worried about medical bills in U.S.
A new survey by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions finds that about 80% of Americans believe the tanking economy could adversely affect their ability to pay their medical bills. Only 6% of the more than 4,000 U.S. adults surveyed said their families are completely prepared to handle medical costs. [Read More]
Orange County hospitals CEO Bruce Mogel steps down after internal probe
After an internal investigation into his employment background and other activities, Santa Ana, CA-based Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. CEO Bruce Mogel has resigned. IHHI did not explicitly say that its internal probe had confirmed allegations made against Mogel in a lawsuit by Orange County Physicians Investment Network, a major investor in the company. The investor group alleged, among other things, that Mogel had admitted to an IHHI executive that he had taken kickbacks from suppliers when he was an executive at another healthcare company. His resignation could create new turmoil in the management of four major regional hospitals, which account for more than 12% of the county's hospital beds and a quarter of its emergency-room visits. [Read More]
Positive approach needed in physician training
Pauline W. Chen, MD, questions the effect of the overwhelming role that negative reinforcement plays in the nation's medical schools. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
Eagan, MN: Cargill executive joins BCBS board
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has named Rita Heise, corporate vice president and CIO for Cargill, to its board of trustees. She will serve on the board's human resources and finance and business development committees. [Read More]

Murfreesboro, TN: NHC board appoints senior leadership team
The board of directors of National HealthCare Corp., which operates long-term health care and assisted living facilities, announced the appointment of Robert G. Adams as chairman and CEO, Michael Ussery as COO, and Steve F. Flatt as president. These changes will become effective Jan. 1, 2009. [Read More]

Jacksonville, FL: US Preventive Medicine names new VP
U.S. Preventive Medicine has appointed Glenn Robinette as executive vice president of customer service. In this newly-created position, Robinette will be responsible for examining and maximizing the efficiency of all customer service activities for the company's five major customer groups including employers, government, consumers, benefit brokers, and affinity partners. He will be based in the company's operations center in Jacksonville. [Read More]

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