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As CEO Turnover Rate Drops, So Does Job Satisfaction
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

It's a frustrating time to be a hospital chief. In the midst of shrinking Medicare reimbursements, the threat of consolidation, and the shift from volume-based growth to growth based on quality and value, the CEO exodus may be just beginning.
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  March 18, 2011

Editor's Picks
The Case Against (and for) Donald Berwick
In a town where power is often measured in dollars controlled, Donald Berwick, MD, should be a rock star. CMS has a budget larger than the defense department and with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Berwick as the CMS administrator (at least for now) could influence healthcare policy for years to come. So why is his nomination being stonewalled? [Read More]
55% of Censured Docs Face No Licensing Action by State Medical Boards
More than half of U.S. physicians whose negligence, malpractice, sexual abuse, fraud, or other behaviors result in censure by hospital peer review escape any state medical board licensing action, according to national health watchdog group, Public Citizen. [Read More]
MedPAC Calls for Pay Raise for Doctors, Hospitals
Physicians and other health professionals should receive a 1% pay boost for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in 2012, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission said in its latest annual list of "update" reimbursement recommendations. "While our analysis finds that access to physician and other health professional services is good nationally, a small share of the Medicare population continues to report problems finding a new primary care physician ? an essential component to a well-functioning delivery system," the commission said in its executive summary. [Read More]
The Bridge to Accountable Care Organizations
One of the key elements of healthcare reform has been to encourage hospitals, health systems, physicians, and health plans to integrate resources to provide more efficient, cost-effective healthcare. With gaps in guidance on what exactly an ACO should be, healthcare organizations have forged ahead with a myriad of strategies around clinical integration to create the foundations for accountable care. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Monarch HealthCare, Sisters of St. Francis Hospital and Health Systems, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Palmetto Health—share insights and lessons learned. [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 results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. [Read More]
Webcast: Boost Market Share with Your Oncology Services
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. [Learn 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. [Learn More]
This Week's Headlines
Reform Sharpens Focus on Quality Outcomes
HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2011
Inpatient Mortality Linked to Nurse Understaffing
HealthLeaders Media, March 17, 2011
OCR: $5 Million More Needed For HIPAA Enforcement
HealthLeaders Media, March 17, 2011
Medicine's rising costs put Hippocratic Oath at risk
NPR, March 17, 2011
Blue Shield of CA cancels insurance rate hike
Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2011
U. Iowa Hospitals and Clinics looks into use of baby monitor on employees
Iowa City Press-Citizen, March 17, 2011
Hospital CEO facing charges is fired
HealthLeaders Media, March 9, 2011
Vote nears on plan to end inpatient care at Oak Forest Hospital
The Chicago Tribune, March 17, 2011
Scientists bank on stress-health link
The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2011
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