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For Healthcare Workers, It's Not (Just) About Money
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Good news for cash-strapped hospitals: Salary and benefits are not what makes healthcare workers happy. What they really want is to work in a good environment, advance their careers, and manage reasonable workloads. Are they asking too much?[Read More]

  April 4, 2011

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Hospitals Added Nearly 20K Jobs in Q1
Job growth is on an uptick, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and preliminary data show. Hospitals created 10,200 new jobs in March and 19,600 new jobs in the first quarter, easily outstripping the 3,700 hospital jobs created in the first quarter of 2010. [Read More]
Part 2: How a CEO Empowered Staff to Save $3M and Their Jobs
If the healthcare sector is ever going to be able to control spiraling costs, it will be thanks to the efforts of people like Mark Newton, CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital, and the very engaged staff at the Chicago hospital. HealthLeaders Media's Philip Betbeze has a solid two-part story on Newton's efforts to resist draconian—and simplistic—measures such as layoffs. Instead, Newton deployed a tactic from his entrepreneurial background: he challenged his staff to find ways to cut costs themselves. [Read More]
Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care? accountable for quality, for value, for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders at St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [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
ATLANTA: Grady CEO resigns
The hunt is on for a new leader of Grady Memorial Hospital after the resignation of CEO Michael Young, a key player in saving the massive safety net hospital from financial ruin. Young accepted a position as head of PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg, PA. Young took Grady's helm in 2008 as part of an effort by a group of key business and community leaders to save the cash-strapped hospital from closing its doors by transferring it to a corporate board. The hospital will start a nationwide search for a replacement immediately, with Young staying on as late as June to help with the transition. [Read More]

Marriottsville, MD: Reich named CEO at Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
Bon Secours Health System announced that Karen Reich has been promoted to CEO at Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, St. Petersburg, FL. Reich has served as the executive vice president of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System since 2007. Reich provides leadership for Maria Manor Nursing Care Center, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Care Services, and Bon Secours Place at St. Petersburg (an assisted living facility). [Read More]

SAVANNAH, GA: New CEO named at Memorial Health
The Memorial Health Board of Directors has named Margaret "Maggie" Gill to become the next president/CEO of Memorial Health. Gill joined Memorial in 2004 as vice president for managed care and finance and was promoted to COO in 2005. On Jan. 5, she was named interim president/CEO.[Read More]

BRIGHTON, MA: McLaughlin name CNO at St. Elizabeth's MC
Suzanne G. McLaughlin, RN, formerly COO/CNO at a 330-bed Catholic hospital in New York, has been appointed as chief nursing officer at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, a member of Steward Health Care and a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She starts April 4. [Read More]

TAMPA: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point names COO
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson has a new COO. Beemal Shah was promoted to the role after serving in a similar capacity at HCA's South Bay Hospital in Sun City since 2009. Shah's educational background includes a master of health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor's in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a company statement said. [Read More]

ORLANDO: FL Blue Cross CEO to retire this year
Robert I. Lufrano, chairman/CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), has announced his intent to retire this year. Lufrano has served as chairman and CEO since 2004 and has been with BCBSF since 1990. Lufrano's retirement will become effective after the appointment of the new CEO, and he will continue as board chairman through a transition period. The BCBSF board of directors has retained an executive search firm to assist with the CEO process to assess internal and external candidates.[Read More]

PORTLAND, OR: Providence names hospital CEO
The head of Providence Milwaukie Hospital over the last three years takes over this month as CEO of Providence Portland Medical Center, one of the metro area's largest hospitals. Theron Park replaces Lisa Vance, recently named CEO of Providence Health and Services' clinical programs and community services in Oregon. Before joining Providence Milwaukie, he was CEO of Moore County Hospital District in Dumas, TX. [Read More]

LOUISVILLE, KY: Kindred announces management moves
Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare has promoted Gregory C. Miller to chief development officer responsible for the company's growth strategy. As senior vice president for corporate development and financial planning, Miller was involved in the company's acquisition of RehabCare Group. The company also announced that in its hospital division Traci Shelton was named executive vice president for the West Region, Ronald C. Lazas Jr. was named senior vice president and chief counsel, and David Mikula was named senior vice president of sales and marketing.[Read More]

FLEMINGSBURG, KY: Fleming County Hospital CEO resigns
The Fleming County Hospital CEO Davie Lloyd has turned in her resignation, effective immediately. According to hospital officials, Lloyd, who has worked at the hospital for about 18 months, is leaving FCH to "pursue other career interests." Joyce Hein will immediately take over as interim CEO of FCH for Quorum Health Resources. [Read More]

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