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Eight Healthcare HR Trends for 2010
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Here—in no particular order of importance—are a handful of issues, ideas, and trends affecting the healthcare HR arena that I think will be with us in the coming year. [Read More]
  January 4, 2010

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Where will the new jobs come from?
New year, new decade, so the predictions industry is in overdrive. Several media outlets are running stories about where the new jobs will come from to replace the 7 million jobs that were lost in the last two years of recession. It's no surprise that the healthcare sector tops just about everyone's list. National Public Radio, citing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, offered a job growth Top 10 list for the next decade. No. 1 on the list is registered nurses. No. 2 is home health aides. No. 5 is personal and home care aides. (BLS doesn't explain the difference between a "home health aide" and a "home care aide.") No. 9 is nursing aides, orderlies and attendants. Four of the Top 10 job growth areas are in healthcare. Market research firm Borrell Associates tell Good Morning America that healthcare, which topped its list in 2009 with more than 500,000 job openings, is expected to continue to hold first place in 2010, with job openings expected to exceed 600,000. GMA says that law enforcement is the other big area for job growth. So, if you're a prison nurse, unemployment won't be an issue. Actually, that's a rather grim forecast. The anticipated demand for healthcare and law enforcement jobs is really just another way of saying we are getting older, fatter, and sicker in a country that is creating more criminals. Happy New Year!
Breakthroughs: Aligning Hospitals and Physicians Toward Value
The current relationship between hospitals and physicians has been built around rewarding for volume of services and not quality. That model is breaking down as reformers in Washington have hospital and physician inefficiency in their sights, with Medicare pushing toward value-based purchasing and experimenting with a payment system that rewards a system of coordinated care. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report that you can download for free, four leading hospital systems—Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Sanford Health-MeritCare, SSM Health Care, and Virginia Mason Medical Center—share the lessons they have learned about adding quality to healthcare. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
SOMERS POINT, NJ: Shore Memorial Hospital COO Johnson to succeed Gutierrez
Shore Memorial Hospital COO Ron Johnson will succeed current President/CEO Albert L. Gutierrez at the end of 2011. The announcement caps an 11-month search for a successor. For the interim, Johnson has been promoted to executive vice president, and the two executives have worked through a detailed plan that will transfer roles and responsibilities from Gutierrez to Johnson. Gutierrez was appointed CEO at Shore Memorial in 2002. [Read More]

CLEVELAND: University Hospital announces new organizational structure
Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals, has announced a new leadership structure that includes the addition of two key new members and two new positions for current UH leadership. Senior leadership will now be organized into three areas: clinical operations, system administrative services, and system staff functions. Leading UH clinical operations is COO Achilles Demetriou, MD. The new System CMO Eric Bieber, MD, joined the health system Jan. 1, and comes from Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA. Zenty will lead System Staff functions and have direct leadership of the hospital's strategic planning, financial development, legal affairs, institutional relations and development, diversity initiatives, hospital/physician compliance, and human resources. [Read More]

NORTHFIELD, MN: Henke named president/CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Mark Henke will be the next president/CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. Henke is now the CEO for Sanford Hospital Luverne (MN). Before that he was COO for Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA. He is expected to assume his new responsibilities around April 1. He succeeds longtime president and CEO Ken Bank, who plans to retire this year. [Read More]

HOLLYWOOD, FL: SFHHA elects new chairman
The South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association elected Anthony M. Degina Jr. chairman during the organization's annual meeting. Degina is the CEO of the University of Miami Hospital. He has 25 years of healthcare experience and was with HCA for more than 16 years. Degina has served as the CEO of Cedars Medical Center, CEO of Plantation General Hospital for 10 years, and five years at Deering Hospital. [Read More]

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