HealthLeaders Media HR - January 12, 2009 | Survey: Layoff 'Survivors' are Anxious, Angry
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Survey: Layoff 'Survivors'
Are Anxious, Angry

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

The daily news is destroying the myth that hospitals are recession-proof. And if your hospital has recently undergone layoffs, don't expect "surviving" employees to work harder or pick up the slack out of sheer gratitude for not getting canned. [Read More]
  January 12, 2009

Top 5 Healthcare Jobs

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 Financial Officer
The HealthCare Connection, Cincinnati. The CFO serves as a partner to the CEO in carrying out the vision of the organization while maintaining sound fiscal operations . . . [Read More]

HIM Manager/Coder
Twin Creeks Hospital, Allen, TX. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the medical records and HIM department of the hospital. This includes ensuring proper assembly . . . [Read More]

Senior Physician Practice Manager
Medical Center Clinic, Pensacola, FL. Provides 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 Financial Officer
Blue Mountain Health System, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA. The CFO will be responsible for the financial management of the system, including Finance, Patient Accounting, Materials Management, Medical records . . . [Read More]
Editor's Picks
Good-bye assembly line, hello nursing
They're finally showing some innovation in Detroit and building a product that Americans want: Nurses. According to The Auto Channel, the first class of the Henry Ford Health System's nursing recruitment program for displaced autoworkers is under way. In partnership with Oakland University, Henry Ford developed the program to assist those seeking a career change and to address the nursing shortage. In September, Oakland University offered places for up to 100 displaced autoworkers to qualify for a pre-nursing program and 51 students are enrolled in the year-round program. When they graduate, students will have a bachelor's degree in nursing, and if they pass the registered nurse licensure exam, they could have a job waiting for them at Henry Ford. If the Big Three had shown this kind of innovation in the areas of automobile design, engineering, and quality, they probably wouldn't be in the financial mess they are right now. [Read More]
County wrangles with hospital CEO pay raise
A top candidate for CEO at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA, could become Monterey County's highest paid employee under a salary increase proposal considered by county officials. Hospital trustees have picked their candidate from a field of seven applicants, but they won't say publicly who it is. They first want the county to raise the CEO's pay from the range of $178,000 to $243,000, to a range of between $283,500 and $387,000—not counting benefits. County Supervisor Dave Potter, who also sits on the Natividad board, says the pay raise is needed to attract top candidates. "I'm supportive of whatever will keep us competitive," Potter says. "We're trying to find a major league manager with a minor league salary." [Read More]
CEO turnover hits Interim LSU Public Hospital, again
The Times-Picayune reports that for the second time in six months, the Interim LSU Public Hospital is Baton Rouge is going through high-level management turnover. Roxane Townsend, MD, assistant vice president of the LSU system's medical division, has replaced Cathi Fontenot, MD, as interim CEO. Fontenot had the job since July, when LSU officials forced out Dwayne Thomas, MD, who led LSU's two hospitals before Katrina and helped launch the interim hospital after the storm. Joining Townsend is Sandra Crayton of the Atlanta-based consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal. Both women started today. LSU officials said Fontenot, a longtime LSU physician and director for the two hospitals, wanted a change after taking over for Thomas on short notice. The contract with A&M will cost $155,000 per month for a maximum of six months, the same time period LSU says it will take to find a permanent hospital executive. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
SAN ANGLEO, TX: New CEO named at Community Medical Center
Brad D. Holland has been named CEO of the 171-bed San Angelo Community Medical Center. He takes the place of Samuel Feazell, who retired at the end of 2008. Holland will oversee the hospital, with 700 employees; Community Medical Associates, with 75 employees; and Community Health Club of San Angelo, with 50 employees. Holland and his wife both grew up in San Angelo. [Read More]

WHITEFISH, MT: Spring to lead North Valley Hospital
Jason Spring begins work on March 9 as the CEO of North Valley Hospital. He was chosen after a national search by Quorum Health Resources, the hospital's management company. Craig Aasved resigned as CEO in July 2008 to take the same job at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. John Yanes of Lock Haven, PA, has served as interim administrator. Spring has been administrator of the 20-bed HealthPark Hospital in Hot Springs, AR, for the past five years. [Read More]

SAN ANTONIO, TX: Farrell named CEO of SWGH
Southwest General Hospital promoted from within and has named Sergio Farrell as its new CEO. Since 2007, Farrell has served as CFO at the 327-bed hospital. Before joining Southwest General, Farrell was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Grady Health System in Atlanta. [Read More]

CLEARLAKE, CA: St. Helena Hospital names Newmyer CEO
Terry Newmyer has been named CEO of both the St. Helena Hospital in Napa County, and the St. Helena Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo, effective in early February. Newmyer is currently the senior vice president for business development at Adventist Health System's Florida Hospital Orlando. He replaces JoAline Olson, who has been CEO at St. Helena for the past three years. [Read More]

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