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Time for Healthcare Industry to Examine Tobacco Use Policy
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Until the last decade or so, hospitals were notable laggards in the antismoking effort. Now some healthcare organizations are taking the antismoking crusade one big step further, incentivizing employees to kick the habit, or banning the hiring of tobacco users outright.

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  November 8, 2010

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Doctors Take Umbrage at Physicians' Porsche Promo
This story by HLM colleague Cheryl Clark is hilarious, but it also provides an important reminder about changing attitudes towards conspicuous consumption in a funky economy and declining SGRs. First, I don't think there was anything inappropriate about these physicians posing next to their Porsches in a magazine dedicated to Porsche enthusiasts. These physicians work hard, and if driving a Porsche helps them blow off steam, so what! And, as far as I can tell, the public doesn't mind. Interestingly, the complaints registered in the story are coming from other physicians, many of whom—no doubt—have been complaining for years that the soon-to-be-implemented SGRs reductions totaling about 30% will bring severe financial hardship. Perhaps, but compensation surveys consistently show that physicians in the United States—as a broad class of professionals—are the highest-compensated people on the planet. Besides, if it gets too bad, they can sleep in their Porsches. [Read More]
Healthcare Job Growth Shows Movement
Despite widespread and well-publicized layoffs, the nation's hospitals reported 5,100 payroll additions in October, and 31,600 payroll additions so far this year. The rate of hospital job creation far exceeds the 19,900 hospital jobs created in the first 10 months of 2009, but is still well off the pace of hospital job growth for most of the decade, data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. After erratic hospital job growth in the first seven months of the year, hospitals have seen three straight months of growing employment, and have added 13,300 jobs since August. Overall, hospitals employed more than 4.7 million people in October. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Patient Experience — Help Wanted
While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide. [Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
CHICAGO: AMA CEO Maves to Step Down in June, 2011
The AMA Board of Trustees and Michael Maves, MD, executive vice president/CEO have agreed that Maves will step aside when his contract ends June 30, 2011. Maves has served in this role since 2001. The AMA Board of Trustees will engage an executive search firm to identify the next physician executive to lead the AMA and expects a new executive vice president/CEO to be in place by the time Maves leaves. In the interim, Bernard Hengesbaugh, COO, will partner with Maves in the transition. No additional executive changes are expected.[Read More]

ROSEVILLE, CA: Margolis Named CMIO at Adventist Health
Steve Margolis, MD, has been named assistant vice president/CMIO for Adventist Health, effective Nov. 8. As CMIO, Margolis will be a member of the IT Services team, and will report to the CIO. As a fellow physician executive at Adventist Health's corporate office, Margolis also will work closely with Keith Doram, MD, vice president/CMO, on various committees and clinical initiatives across the enterprise. Dr. Margolis will participate in many collaborative groups such as the Provider Order Set Team, Physician Executive Leadership Council, Meaningful Use Taskforce, and the System Quality Council. Margolis has most recently been the CMIO of Orlando Health, a network of eight hospitals with 1,800 physicians in Florida. [Read More]

JACKSONVILLE, FL: Doyle Named CFO at St. Vincent's HealthCare
Mark Doyle has been named CFO of St. Vincent's HealthCare, effective Nov. 29. Doyle is currently the regional CFO for Broward General Medical Center and the Chris Evert Children's Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Broward General is the flagship hospital of the Broward Health System, the seventh largest nonprofit system in the United States.[Read More]

BROKEN ARROW, OK: St. John Health System Gets New CEO
St. John Health System announced that David Pynn, St. John Health System executive vice president/COO, has been named CEO, effective Jan. 1. Pynn will succeed long-time CEO Sister M. Therese Gottschalk, who will remain on the board of directors and lead mission integration for the organization. Gottschalk will also continue in her role as president/CEO of Marian Health System, owner of SJHS and a regional non-profit Catholic healthcare system sponsored by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. [Read More]

APPLE VALLEY, CA: CEO Barker to Leave St. Mary Medical Center
Jason Barker, CEO of St. Mary Medical Center, announced that he will leave the hospital at the end of the year. Barker, 45, was named CEO in 2005, after serving as senior vice president/CFO/ and compliance officer. He will take over Jan. 3 as president/CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT.[Read More]

TEANECK, NJ: Jarrett Named CMO at Holy Name Medical Center
Adam D. Jarrett, MD, an internist, was named executive vice president/CMO of Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck. NJ. Most recently Jarrett was CMO of Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, NY. He also was managing physician of Prospect Medical Offices, Midland Park, and collaborating physician of Valley Community Care, Hawthorne, NY. He was an instructor at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College. [Read More]

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL: Massengill Named CEO at Community Hospital
Leigh Massengill was named CEO of Community Hospital. Massengill replaces Kathryn Gillette, who was promoted to chief executive of Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. Massengill has 30 years of experience in hospital administration. She most recently served as COO at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, a position she held since 2006. Massengill's appointment as CEO at Community Hospital was effective Monday, the statement said. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Community Hospital are part of the west Florida division of HCA Inc. Community Hospital will be renamed Medical Center of Trinity when it moves to a 236-bed facility currently under construction. [Read More]

KNOXVILLE, IA: Rollins Named CFO at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
David Rollins has been named CFO at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. He brings more than 10 years of experience in financial leadership. Most recently, he served as the CFO at the Mountain View Hospital District in Madras, OR. [Read More]

CLEARWATER, FL: Hoce Named COO at Morton Plant Hospital
Kristopher Hoce was named COO at Morton Plant Hospital, effective Jan. 3. Hoce has been president/CEO at Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville, NC. He was appointed to the Morton Plant Hospital post as the result of a national search after COO Hal Ziecheck agreed to become COO for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey, FL.[Read More]

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