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ASHHRA Girds HR for Larger Role in Hospital Operations
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act adds to HR's stature because of the provision that factors patient satisfaction into Medicare reimbursements. But for HR leaders who want to play a strategic role in hospital planning, a mere knowledge of their own areas of expertise is no longer sufficient.[Read More]

  March 14, 2011

Editor's Picks
Pay may be hot issue, but other factors push harder on health costs
The Boston Globe offers a well-timed perspective on executive pay in the healthcare industry. Of course people in healthcare understand that CEO compensation really doesn't drive up the cost of healthcare, because healthcare spending amounts to nearly $3 trillion. However, there is a perception here that is perfectly valid on the part of consumers, and healthcare leaders should not so readily dismiss it. [Read More]
Nursing vacancies show big declines
The Washington Post reports that the slow economy has had one unintended benefit in alleviating the nursing shortage. This is a story that we're hearing all over the country when we speak with HR and nurse management professionals. But, as we have also repeatedly heard and written, this shortage is only temporary. Regardless of what the economy does, our nation will continue to get older, and we will demand more healthcare services as we age, which will require more nurses. But this recession and slow recovery have given healthcare a brief respite, and perhaps an opportunity to improve the long-term outlook. [Read More]
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Given the growing trend toward all-inclusive cancer centers, do you know how to differentiate your own oncology services to protect and grow your market share? Your oncology care is distinct. Its marketing should be, too. Join HealthLeaders Media on March 31 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and a case study, for valuable lessons from marketing leaders. [Read More]
Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy. [Read More]
Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to the just-released results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]
Executives on the Move
LAKE FOREST, IL: Hospira names Ball CEO
Hospira Inc. has named Allergan Inc. veteran F. Michael Ball as its CEO, ending a search that began last summer to find a top official for the generic drug and medical-device maker. The move shifts Ball, currently Allergan's president, from selling eye drugs and the wrinkle-fighter Botox to a Hospira lineup including generic cancer offerings and injectable anesthesia. Ball, 55, has been with Allergan for 16 years. He is replacing retiring Hospira CEO Christopher B. Begley, 58, who has led the Lake Forest, IL, company since it spun off from Abbott Laboratories in 2004. Begley plans to stay on as executive chairman. [Read More]

CINCINNATI: Bethesda Foundation names Swallow president/CEO
Andrew A. Swallow has been named president/CEO of the Bethesda Foundation, fundraising arm of Bethesda North Hospital, Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside. Swallow has served as chief development officer of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden since 2007. [Read More]

CHICAGO: Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Gets CEO
Martin Judd has been named executive vice president/CEO of Resurrection Health Care's Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, an acute care medical center offering emergency and general medical and surgical services. He succeeds John Short who served as interim CEO. Most recently, Judd served as vice president of professional services at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, a Resurrection Health Care two-campus facility. [Read More]

ELGIN, IL: McMahon named Provena Saint Joseph president/CEO
Provena Health has named Eugene McMahon, MD, the next president/CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital. McMahon, 49, had been serving as the hospital's CMO. He replaces Steve Scogna, who resigned to become CFO of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. McMahon's appointment is effective March 25. [Read More]

SACRAMENTO: Maurice named CFO at UC Davis Health System
Timothy Maurice has been appointed CFO at the UC Davis Health System. He will replace Bill McGowan, who will retire in June. Maurice will start his job March 28 and McGowan will stay on to help with the transition. Maurice, 56, currently is vice president/CFO at St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Ventura County. [Read More]

FREMONT, CA: CEO of Memorial Hospital to resign
After nearly 2 1/2 years as CEO of Memorial Health Care System, John Yanes has announced he is resigning from the position effective April 1. Yanes has accepted a position as president/ CEO of O'Bleness Health System in Athens. He will be responsible for daily operations and the strategic direction of the company and starts there on April 11. The hospital's board of trustees plans to meet to discuss strategies relating to Yanes' departure. Marketing and Development Director Chastity O'Neill said an interim CEO will be appointed until the board decides what to do, but that person has not been identified yet. [Read More]

CHICAGO: Bauchner Named Editor-in-Chief at JAMA
Howard C. Bauchner, MD, from Boston University School of Medicine, will become the next JAMA Editor-in-Chief on July 1. Bauchner will be the 16th editor in the journal's 127-year history. Bauchner is currently editor-in-chief of the Archives of Disease in Childhood, the official publication of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom. He is the first U.S.-based editor of that journal and has held that position since 2003. He is a professor of pediatrics and community health sciences at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He is also the vice chairman of the department of pediatrics and assistant dean, alumni affairs and continuing medical education at BUSM. [Read More]

GADSDEN, AL: Ford named CEO at Riverview Regional
Lloyd Ford Jr. has been named CEO at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Ford, 43, had served as president/CEO of Jefferson Health System in Crystal City, MO. He started at Riverview on March 1. Ford replaces Matt Hayes, who last year left Riverview to take a position with Community Health Systems in Nashville. Hayes had been CEO at the hospital for seven years and previously had served as an assistant administrator. Bryan McCauley, chief operating officer at the hospital, had been serving as interim chief executive officer. Riverview is owned by Health Management Associates of Naples, FL. [Read More]

ALBANY, NY: Littauer names new CMO
Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home in Gloversville has named Frederick Goldberg, MD, vice president of medical affairs/CMO. Goldberg's medical career includes private practice as a pediatrician. He also held executive positions at Community General Hospital in Syracuse and Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital in Utica. Goldberg succeeds Brian Cannon, MD, who died in 2009. [Read More]

WESTFIELD, MA: Noble Hospital names CEO
Noble Hospital in Westfield, MA has promoted Executive Vice President/COO Ron Bryant to be the hospital's president/CEO. Bryant, a CPA, has been Noble's COO since August. He will take his post as president/CEO on April 3, replacing Robert P. Perry FACHE, who is retiring after being at Noble since 2009. [Read More]

RIFLE, CO: Grand River Hospital District names new CEO
Grand River Hospital District has promoted CFO James Coombs to CEO of Grand River Hospital District. Coombs will be officially assuming the role of CEO on April 4, after which current CEO Martie Wisdom will be working with Grand River until June 30 to help facilitate the leadership transition. [Read More]

GARDEN CITY, KS: Taylor named CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Kansas
Scott Taylor, CEO/president of St. Catherine Hospital, has been tapped to head the Catholic Health Initiatives in Kansas. Taylor will become the CEO/president of the Great Bend-based Central Kansas Medical Center. Taylor will remain in his position in Garden City and will oversee operations for both hospitals. Taylor, who has served as CEO and president at St. Catherine since 2005, will continue to reside in Garden City and will split his time about 80% at Garden City and 20% in Great Bend. [Read More]

WINSTON-SALEM, NC: Lexington Memorial Hospital CEO Schultz resigns
Steve Schultz, CEO of Lexington Memorial Hospital, has resigned effective May 1. He has served at the hospital since October 2008 when Lexington Memorial began its affiliation with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Donny Lambeth, president of WFUBMC and a member of the board of directors at Lexington Memorial, will oversee the hospital while a search for Schultz's replacement is made. He said the decision by Schultz to resign was a consensual one involving administrators at both hospitals. [Read More]

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL: CFO named at Northwest Community Hospital
Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights has hired Stephen Scogna as its executive vice president/CFO. Scogna, 52, starts on Monday, April 4. Scogna comes to NCH from the Provena Health System, most recently serving as CEO of Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. His background covers 30 years in healthcare and corporate finance. He replaces Michael Zenn, who departed NCH in December. [Read More]

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