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Spying Technology Creates a HIPAA Nightmare
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

A crop of tech tools made for snooping and priced for the consumer market means that virtually any hospital employee represents a potential security breach that could cost a hospital thousands of dollars in fines and untold public embarrassment.[Read More]

  May 2, 2011

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Checklist Assesses Hospital Social Media Policies
This is bulletin board material. Print it out. My colleague Dom Nicastro offers a handful of common sense tips that could help your healthcare organization avoid embarrassing and costly compliance violations. The latest social media gaffe by the healthcare industry comes from Rhode Island, where a physician was fined $500 this month for posting online, information about her experiences at work. The incident reminds healthcare leaders that organizations must have a social media policy in place, and that management must make it transparent. [Read More]
CHS Raises 'Best and Final' Cash Bid for Tenet
Community Health Systems, Inc. has raised its all-cash bid to acquire all common stock of rival Tenet Healthcare Corp. to $7.25 per share—up from $6 per share—and gave the Tenet board one week to make a decision. I suspect that CHS CEO Wayne Smith and the board at the Franklin, TN-based hospital chain have grown skittish about the negative attention they've received over the last six months in the media, and even more so by federal and state investigators. [Read More]
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [Read More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [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]
Executives on the Move
SANFORD, ME: Goodall trustees appoint president
The Goodall Hospital Board of Trustees has announced the promotion of hospital executive Patricia "Patsy" Aprile as the president/CEO, effective June 1. Board chairman Mark Mickeriz, President of Sanford Institution for Savings, made the announcement to hospital management, noting Aprile's demonstrated leadership at Goodall during the past six years. Aprile joined the Goodall staff as vice president of operations in May 2005, having previously served as an executive director at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. She was recruited to Goodall for her broad range of management experiences as well as her focus on quality improvement. [Read More]

BURLINGTON, VT: Fletcher Allen official to oversee NY hospital
Fletcher Allen Health Care has received approval from the New York state Department of Health to provide a temporary CEO to a hospital in that state. The arrangement involves Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, NY, which is searching for a permanent replacement for former Moses Ludington CEO Kevin Haughney, who resigned in the summer. Under the terms of the agreement for executive management services—a three-year contract with options to renew—Charles Miceli, vice-president of Supply Chain and Pharmacy Services at Fletcher Allen, will serve as the Moses Ludington Hospital interim CEO. [Read More]

PICAYUNE, MS: Mark Stockstill is Highland CEO
Many changes have taken place at Picayune's local hospital, the most recent was naming Mark Stockstill as Highland Community Hospital's CEO. A native of Picayune, Stockstill has an extensive background in nursing and management prior to reaching his current position.[Read More]

LEESBURG, FL: Leesburg Regional and Villages hospitals CEO resigns
Lee Huntley, president/CEO of the nonprofit organization that operates Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Health System, has resigned. Huntley has headed the Central Florida Health Alliance since March 2008 and will remain in his position until the end of May, according David Sustarsic, MD, chairman of the CFHA board. The alliance's 16-member board of directors received Huntley's resignation at a meeting, said Diane Maimone, associate vice president for marketing and public relations. She said it was an amicable decision. "He is pursuing other professional opportunities," Maimone said without being specific. [Read More]

ST. PAUL, MN: HealthEast CEO Announces Retirement
HealthEast Care System President/CEO Tim Hanson has announced his decision to retire after more than 38 years with the organization. His retirement will be effective in January 2012. Hanson has served as president/CEO since 1989. Hanson shared his retirement plans now to provide ample time to complete the recruitment and hiring process. A national search of both internal and external candidates will be conducted with the goal to select and onboard a CEO by the end of 2011. [Read More]

AUGUSTA, GA: Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point gets CEO
The CEO of Doctors Hospital is moving up the chain in health care company HCA. C. Shayne George has announced that he would relocate to the Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point in the Tampa, FL, area. George was named CEO in 2004 after serving as COO. Under his leadership, Doctors underwent a $55 million renovation that included a new entrance and lobby and a new three-story tower with 24 intensive care unit beds and a 24-bed Joint and Spine Center. His last day will be May 31, and recruiting for a replacement is already underway.[Read More]

ALLENTOWN, PA: Lehigh Valley Health Network appoints CMO
Lehigh Valley Health Network has appointed a new CMO. Thomas Whalen, MD, joined the health network more than five years ago as a pediatric surgeon, chair of surgery and holder of the Anne and Carl Anderson Distinguished Chair of Surgery. Last year, he was appointed associate CMO and began overseeing the chairs of obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine and dental medicine, according to a news release. [Read More]

UC Health has hired Anil Jain, MD, as its CMIO. Jain comes from the Cleveland Clinic, where he has served as a senior executive and physician. He will serve as UC Health's first CMIO and will lead the transformation of the system's IT infrastructure. [Read More]

COOKEVILLE, TN: Langer appointed CEO at Cookeville RMC
The CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center has announced his plans for retirement, just weeks after he first requested a personal leave of absence from his top post at the hospital. Bernie Mattingly has advised the CRMC board of trustees of his intent to retire effective May 1. The announcement comes just two months into a requested 90-120 day leave he made in February. COO Menachem Langer, MD, has been tapped as the new CEO. Langer has been serving as interim CEO in Mattingly's absence. Langer was most recently employed at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City as executive director of hospital operations. [Read More]

HARTFORD, CT: Betts out as Johnson Memorial CEO
Peter J. Betts has quit as CEO of Stafford's Johnson Memorial Medical Center, the hospital said. Betts said his resignation was spurred by a disagreement he had with the rest of his management team over how to implement the hospital's strategic plan. The hospital's COO, David Morgan, has been appointed the interim CEO. Betts' sudden resignation came less than a year after the hospital's board of directors asked him to permanently take the job. While management agreed on the overarching goals of the institution's long-term strategy they did not agree on how to prioritize them, Betts said. [Read More]

WASHINGTON, DC: HIT authority Greenspun joins Deloitte
Harry Greenspun, MD, a specialist on clinical transformation and HIT, has joined the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the health services research arm of Deloitte LLP. Greenspun will focus on helping Deloitte's health sciences and government clients address key HIT and clinical transformation issues and lead Deloitte's research agenda on these topics. Greenspun joins Deloitte from Dell Inc., where he was executive vice president/CMO. [Read More]

LAGUNA BEACH, CA: Mission Hospital CEO plans to resign
Mission Hospital President/CEO Peter Bastone plans to step down June 30 to pursue other opportunities. A search for his replacement is expected to begin shortly. Bastone joined the South County medical institution in 1996. [Read More]

CHICAGO: Rush University Medical Center gets CNO
Cynthia Barginere, MS, RN, in May will join Rush University Medical Center as vice president for clinical nursing/CNO/associate dean for practice, Rush University, College of Nursing. Barginere most recently served as CN/COO at Baptist Medical Center South, a 454-bed acute care regional tertiary referral center and teaching hospital located in central Alabama, and the flagship facility of the Baptist Health System, Montgomery, and an affiliate of University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital and Health System. [Read More]

Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
May 11, 2011
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
May 18, 2011
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
May 18, 2011

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