HealthLeaders Media HR - January 17, 2011 | 'Reform U' Schools Physicians' Staff
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'Reform U' Schools Physicians' Staff
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Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has created Broward General University, a program of midday classes for up to 40 office managers of hospital physicians designed to enhance their knowledge of healthcare reforms.[Read More]

  January 17, 2011

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Salary Hikes for Healthcare Workers Expected to Lag Other Industries
Healthcare workers can expect an average base salary increase of 2.6% in 2011. That's up from the 2.3% base increase reported in 2010, but slightly below increases of 2.8% projected across all industries for 2011, according to a Hay Group survey. [Read More]
Health System Ethics Made Simple
The sense of community that exists within a small hospital may be tested when it mergers with a larger health system. To ensure a continuation of strong ethics and compliance, accountability must start at the top, and the focus must be the patient. [Read More]
Webcast: Proven Strategies to Market Women's Services
Women are a vital audience to reach—is your marketing cutting it? As the primary healthcare decision-makers and the key to unlocking additional service audiences, you need up-to-date, effective marketing strategies to win women's loyalty—thus, business—and expand your market share. Join HealthLeaders Media on January 31, at 1 p.m. (EST) for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, and learn from women's health marketing experts. [Read More]
Audio conference: Under IRS Scrutiny: Ensuring Compliant Hospital-Physician Compensation Plans
As hospitals and physician practices continue merging for survival, hospital-physician integration is of growing interest to the IRS and is increasingly subject to scrutiny from regulators. Additionally, the new Form 990 disclosure requirements related to highly paid officers or employees have created an easily accessible public format for viewing executive compensation. Join HealthLeaders Media on February 16, 1 p.m. (EST), for this 60-minute audio conference, including Q&A, to get the analysis and strategies you need for current tax law requirements. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
KANSAS CITY: Hastings to retire as Saint Luke's Health System CEO
G. Richard Hastings, president/CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, will retire on July 31, following more than 35 years with the organization. An internal and national search is underway to find his replacement. Hastings was named Saint Luke's Health System's CEO in 1996, after serving as COO and CEO of Saint Luke's Hospital and in executive officer roles with Saint Luke's Health System. Hastings began his career at Saint Luke's Hospital as an administrative resident in 1976. [Read More]

BALTIMORE: Thompson Named CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Steven J. Thompson has been named CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine that enters into international agreements and manages Johns Hopkins Medicine's rapidly growing international enterprises. Thompson, who held this title previously in 1999 when Johns Hopkins Medicine International was first established, helped grow the organization into a highly successful and expansive venture. He left that post in July 2007 to become senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine to oversee the coordination and planning, integration, and evolution of its inpatient and outpatient clinical enterprise during a time of accelerated growth. [Read More]

LYNCHBURG, VA: Centra Health president retire
George Dawson, Centra Health's first and only president/CEO, has announced his impending retirement. He has been a leader in the region's medical community for more than 30 years. Centra is conducting a national search and expects to hire Dawson's replacement this summer. Dawson came to Lynchburg in 1980 as executive director of Virginia Baptist Hospital. That hospital merged with Lynchburg General in 1986 to form Centra, and Dawson became president. The title of CEO was added later. [Read More]

WASHINGTON, DC: NAPH Founder Gage to Retire
Larry S. Gage, who founded the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems in 1981 and has served for 30 years as NAPH's President, has announced that he will retire on July 1. Bruce Siegel, who joined NAPH on Oct. 1 as the association's first CEO, will also assume the title of president in June at NAPH's 30th Anniversary Annual Conference in Chicago. Gage will continue to practice law as a partner in the health practice group of the law firm of Ropes and Gray LLP.[Read More]

Brooksville, FL: Maloney Takes Reins at Brooksville Regional
Patrick Maloney is the CEO of Brooksville Regional Hospital. His appointment, announced by Health Management Associates and the Board of Trustees at Brooksville Regional, is effective immediately. Maloney has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, most recently as the CEO of Coral Springs Medical Center in South Florida. Before that, he served as the Broward Health vice president of corporate operations, where he supported the system's four hospitals and ambulatory centers.[Read More]

ST. LOUIS: University Hospital Names Sowa CEO
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has announced that Saint Louis University Hospital has appointed Phillip Sowa as its CEO. Sowa joined the 356-bed academic medical center in St. Louis, MO on Jan. 7. Since 2006, Sowa has served as CEO of Park Plaza Hospital, a 444-bed acute care facility in Houston, TX. [Read More]

WESTON, FL: Wing is New Administrator at Broward Health Weston
Christopher Wing has been named Administrator of Broward Health Weston. He replaces Natassia Orr who is now COO at Broward General Medical Center. Wing served as director of pperations at Weston from July 2007.[Read More]

TAMPA: CareCentrix Names Adams COO
Rex Adams has been hired as COO of CareCentrix Inc. Adams previously was COO for WellCare Health Plans Inc., the Tampa-based MCO for government-sponsored healthcare programs. CareCentrix, headquartered in East Hartford, CT, manages home nursing, infusion, and medical equipment services.[Read More]

GILBERT, AZ: Mercy Gilbert Medical Center hires president/CEO
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has hired Tim Bricker as its president/CEO. Bricker, a San Diego-based consultant with more than two decades of administrative healthcare experience, officially takes the reins Jan. 17. [Read More]

QUINCY, MA: Quincy Medical Center Continues Search for CEO
Quincy Medical Center has reached an agreement with its interim CEO to stay until the board of trustees selects a permanent chief, which is expected to occur in the next month. John Kastanis, a hospital executive from New York who specializes in turning around struggling community hospitals, will stay through the transition to a new chief executive, hospital spokeswoman Sandra McGunigle said. Meanwhile, the hospital's board of trustees has narrowed to four its search for a leader, who could start the job in March or April. [Read More]

HUTCHINSON, KS: Promise Regional Medical Center President/CEO to Retire
Linda Harrison, who became president/CEO of Promise Regional Medical in July 2007, has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the month, and Bill Giersch, the hospital's vice president of clinical services, was named interim CEO. Harrison said that she was retiring to spend more time with her family.[Read More]

ELLENVILLE, NY: Ellenville Regional Elects NP Medical Staff President
Robert Donaldson, a family nurse practitioner, was recently elected president of the medical staff at Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville, NY. As president of the medical staff, Donaldson will serve as chairman of the medical executive committee and as the direct medical link to the board of trustees for the hospital. He joined the hospital staff in 2004, when a physician owner of the emergency department staffing group invited him to be the first standalone ED provider who was not a doctor. [Read More]

FORT MYERS, FL: Children's Hospital chief resigns
John Iacuone, MD, executive director of The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, has stepped down. Iacuone led the 124-bed facility for 4-plus years and is credited with expanding the system's pediatric specialty care offerings. His resignation comes as the system seeks to raise money for a proposed $230 million children's hospital tower adjacent to HealthPark Medical Center. Iacuone did not give his reasons for leaving the post, a move that became official Jan. 5. System spokesman Karen Krieger said that Iacuone will start work Jan. 24 at Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque, NM.[Read More]

BOSTON, MA: McCoo Named Interim VP at Brigham & Women's
Myron S. McCoo, JD, director of Human Resources, has been selected to serve as interim vice president. In this role, McCoo will assume responsibility for leading all areas of HR for the hospital. A lawyer by training, McCoo began his career working for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and his Office of Labor and Human Resources in Washington, DC. McCoo then began working in the HR Legal Department for GTE, where his focus was advising the organization on employment issues. [Read More]

BOSTON: Codman Square CEO leaving for Caritas
The longtime CEO of the Codman Square Health Center is leaving to become the president of the Caritas Carney Hospital in Dorchester, the health center has announced. Bill Walczak has served as the Codman Square Health Center's CEO for 36 years. Sandra Cotterell, COO for Codman for 16 years, will become the CEO position. Walczak co-founded the Codman Square Health Center in 1974.[Read More]

Bamberg, SC: Bamberg County Hospital Names Interim CEO
The Bamberg County Hospital board has selected named Chris Mattingly interim CEO, after the board's decision to place the hospital's principal administrator on leave. Carl Menist was put on administrative leave pending the completion of a financial audit by McGregor and Co. The search for a company to provide interim management services at the hospital was put in motion at the same time. Menist became the hospital's interim CFO in June 2008. He was tapped as the hospital's CFO with the expanded role of principal administrator in December 2009. Menist's term in his role began Feb. 1 and was slated to extend through Jan. 31, 2011.[Read More]

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