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Part 2: How a CEO Empowered Staff to Save $3M and Their Jobs
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital chief Mark Newton details measures taken by hospital staff to meet his challenge, and divulges the wider benefits of leading through a crisis by engaging and empowering employees.
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  April 1, 2011

Editor's Picks
HHS Unveils ACO Rules Proposal
The Department of Health and Human Services has released for public comment the long-awaited proposed rules governing accountable care organizations. HHS said it will hold open-door forums and listening sessions during the comment period to help the public understand what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing to do with the voluntary ACOs, and to ensure that the public understands how to participate in the comment process. [Read More]
4 'Value-Driving Elements' of ACOs Identified
Enhanced access and care coordination are among the four cornerstones of accountable care organizations, but require urgent overhaul to maximize health outcomes at lower costs, a report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative says. [Read More]
Top 100 Hospitals Named by Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters has released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance, by category. Contenders were evaluated based on performance in 10 areas including mortality, medical complications, patient safety, profitability, and patient satisfaction. [Read More]
Elected Boards No Way to Run a Hospital
In this commentary, the outrageous and disruptive antics of the Tri-City Healthcare District's elected board in Oceanside, CA tell a cautionary tale about why it's a bad idea to let voters choose who governs a hospital. [Learn 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]
This Week's Headlines
FTC, DOJ Open ACO Antitrust Guidelines to Public Comment
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Map Ranks States' Health County-by-County
HealthLeaders Media, March 31, 2011
DOJ, Inova Settle ADA Lawsuit
HealthLeaders Media, March 30, 2011
Feds to release dialysis clinic data
ProPublica, March 30, 2011
Mayo to make wellness a deliberate part of care
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 30, 2011
Hospital Drug Shortages Reach 10-Year High
HealthLeaders Media, March 30, 2011
Understanding the details of the 'individual mandate'
The Plain Dealer, March 29, 2011
Speeding Patient Discharges Safely
HealthLeaders Media, March 29, 2011
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