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Holidays Welcomed
Amid Economic Gloom

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Despite a financial downturn, upheaval in senior leadership, and just-announced layoffs, Boca Raton Community Hospital refuses to let the spirit of the holidays wither away. [Read More]
  December 15, 2008

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

Chief Executive Officer
Sierra Vista Hospital, Sacramento, CA. The Chief Executive Officer provides leadership and directs the overall operations of the facility consistent with the mission, values and strategy . . . [Read More]

Chief Operations Officer
Regency Hospital Company, Warrensville Heights, OH. The Chief Operations Officer provides day to day operations of hospital and implements strategy of the CEO and Corporation . . . [Read More]

Chief Executive Officer
HealthBridge Children's Hospital, Houston. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for day to day operations of the facility as well as planning and program/service line development . . . [Read More]

Chief Human Resource Officer
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK. The CHRO provides guidance to the entire management team with an emphasis on creating a culture focused on employee and patient satisfaction and an environment . . . [Read More]

Hospital Senior Analyst
Sutter Health, Lakeport, CA. the Hospital Senior Analyst provides analytical support for hospital operations, including analysis, project management and report writing for the hospital . . . [Read More]
Editor's Picks
Problem doc, or whistleblower?
In 2006, Michael Martinucci, MD, was forced to resign from a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Hollywood after his supervisor and an HR staffer accused him of being a racist and of sexual harassment. Martinucci filed suit, and said he was fired because he complained too much about patient care issues. A Los Angeles jury has sided with Martinucci and ordered Kaiser Permanente to pay $7.5 million in punitive damages to the radiologist. The jury's decision on Thursday means Kaiser owes Martinucci a combined $11.4 million. The same panel last week awarded the doctor $3.9 million in compensatory damages. Kaiser says it will appeal. [Read More]
Health tech improvements part of stimulus package
A couple of stories have come out of Washington this week that could have a dramatic effect on healthcare in this country. First, in a move that should cheer hospital administrators everywhere, President elect Barack Obama named former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota as his choice to be secretary of HHS, and the director of a new White House Office of Health Reform. Then, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-MT, announced that the $700 billion economic stimulus package could include money for healthcare technology, specifically for hospitals and doctors to improve their EMR technology. [Read More]
Universal healthcare but not universal access
Pauline Chen, MD, opines on the question a lot of us have been asking lately. How effective will universal healthcare be if it isn't coupled with universal access? [Read More]
$9 million award in Illinois hospital death upheld
An appeals court judge in Illinois has affirmed the $9 million verdict imposed by a jury in 2006 against Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL, in a malpractice case involving a 12-year-old boy. Andrew Muno died on the operating table in 1999 when he had an adverse reaction to an antibiotic. [Read More]
Happy Holidays!
From all of us at HealthLeaders Media, have a happy holiday. HealthLeaders Media HR will not publish next week, but will be back December 29.
Executives on the Move
Cleveland: Medical Mutual of OH names interim team after crash claims CEO
To fill the positions made vacant by the death of Kent Clapp, the Medical Mutual of Ohio board of directors named interim co-chairmen of the board, a management committee and an interim CEO. Clapp died Dec. 3 in a private plane crash in Puerto Rico while returning to Cleveland after vacationing in the Caribbean. His fiancé, Tracy Turner, and the pilot of the airplane also died in the crash. [Read More]

Springville, NY: New CEO named at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
Nils J. Gunnersen, vice president and COO for Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, has been appointed CEO of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville effective immediately. Gunnersen will remain an employee of Mercy Hospital and will assume his new position under an interim management agreement between the Mercy Hospital and Bertrand. [Read More]

Daly City, CA: Auerbach named president/CEO of Seton Medical Center
The Seton Medical Center board and the Daughters of Charity Health System board have appointed Lorraine P. Auerbach president and CEO of Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside. She has been serving as the Interim President and CEO for the past six months. Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside are members of DCHS, a six-hospital health system spanning the California coast. [Read More]

Eagan, MN: New execs named at BCBS Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces two new executive officers: Jay Levine as senior vice president and CIO and Colleen Connors as senior vice president, human resources and facilities. [Read More]

From HealthLeaders Magazine
20 People Who Make Healthcare Better

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we offer profiles of individuals who are making a difference in today's complex healthcare world. [Read More]
Audio Feature

Richard Sheff, MD, chair of the Greeley Company, discusses how many hospital leaders are trying to reinvent a more effective medical staff model. [Listen Now]
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