HealthLeaders Media HR - April 11, 2011 | Engaged Employees Need Engaged Managers
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Engaged Employees Need Engaged Managers
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

If your healthcare organization has a union, or is in the midst of organizing activity, chances are that poor management or some sort of management-labor communications breakdown played a role. [Read More]

  April 11, 2011

Editor's Picks
Adverse Events in Hospitals Largely Undetected
This is a story that should be setting off alarm bells, and could undermine claims that the nation's hospitals are getting safer. Adverse events serious enough to harm patients are occurring in U.S. hospitals at least 10 times more often than previously measured, according to a report released in Health Affairs. [Read More]
2 FL Medical Office Workers Face Fraud Charges
How can healthcare providers ensure that employees aren't swiping patients' personal information and selling it—or using it to loot bank and credit card accounts? The answer: They can't. I suspect we will see more and more of this. No matter what security apparatus may be in place for a healthcare organization's electronic medical records, it all boils down to the old cliché that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. [Read More]
Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care? accountable for quality, for value, and 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 from 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
ROCHESTER, MN: Mayo's Herman to lead NC hospital consortium
University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina has announced that David Herman, MD, a physician with the Mayo Clinic, will join UHS as president of the healthcare system. Herman serves as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Affiliated Practice Network. As UHS president, Herman will be responsible for the health system, including coordinating and integrating health care at all levels of service, from free community screenings and physician practices to local hospitals and tertiary medical care. Dave McRae, CEO of UHS, said the organization has been moving toward a more integrated system of health care delivery for some time, and Herman will lead that integration. [Read More]

WELLESLEY, MA: Harvard Pilgrim names new CMO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has named Michael Sherman, MD, senior vice president/CMO. Sherman most recently served as a corporate medical director at Humana in Minneapolis. Sherman will be responsible for Harvard Pilgrim's clinical departments, health promotion initiatives, outreach and disease management services, pharmacy services, NCQA accreditation, and quality and utilization programs. As Harvard Pilgrim's chief physician, he will work externally with physicians and healthcare organizations in the region and across the nation. He succeeds Roberta Herman, MD, who was promoted to COO last year. [Read More]

SAN ANTONIO, TX: CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health names COO
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has named Renato "Val" Baciarelli as its COO effective May 23. Most recently, Baciarelli served as president of Catholic Healthcare West, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Rose de Lima Campus in Henderson, NV. [Read More]

WINFIELD, IL: Vivoda promoted to CEO at Central DuPage Hospital
A Wheaton resident has been promoted to CEO at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Michael V. Vivoda, 51, will move up from executive vice president to the position. The hospital's former president and CEO, Luke McGuinness, has taken on the CEO role of CDH-Delnor Health System, the product of the recent merger of CDH and Geneva-based Delnor Hospital. [Read More]

PARADISE, CA: FRH president to leave in May
Feather River Hospital is losing its president/CEO next month when he leaves for a position with the corporation's Central Valley Network near Visalia. Wayne Ferch is expected to leave early in May to oversee three hospitals and 18 clinics as president and CEO of the Adventist Health/ Central Valley Network based in Hanford, covering 2,200 square miles. Ferch said he expected the transition to be smooth and he would more than likely be working with his successor before leaving Paradise. [Read More]

DADE CITY, FL: Pasco Regional names CEO
Pasco Regional Medical Center has a new CEO. Phil Minden, the hospital's second-in-command, will take over for Gary Lang, who surprised board members when he resigned to pursue other ventures. Minden, 33, who joined the hospital in 2008 as its associate administrator and was promoted to chief operating officer, holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. [Read More]

LOGANSPORT, IN: Logansport Memorial hires CFO
Julia L. Berndt has been named CFO at Logansport Memorial Hospital, effective April 25. Berndt served as CFO for the Sunlink Health System, Atlanta, GA, and Health Management Associates, Naples, FL. In addition, she was the director of strategic and financial planning for Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay, OH. [Read More]

HAGERSTOWN, MD: Meritus Health welcomes CEO
In his second day on the job as President/CEO of Meritus Health, Joseph P. Ross praised the local healthcare system's leadership and promised his cooperation with the county at a welcoming reception hosted by the Washington County Commissioners. "I will pledge to you that I'm always available to you, and will work with you in any way I can to help serve the people of the region," Ross told the commissioners. Ross, formerly president/CEO of Shore Health System of Maryland in Easton, was selected by a search committee to replace James P. Hamill, who is retiring.[Read More]

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