HealthLeaders Media HR - May 16, 2011 | Strong Leaders Support Healthcare Worker Safety
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Strong Leaders Support Healthcare Worker Safety
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

State governments and hospitals are doing a better job at supporting healthcare employees who've been assaulted on the job, but much work in that area remains to be done. Even small actions by those in senior leadership positions can go a long way.[Read More]

  May 16, 2011

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Making Progress on Patient Satisfaction
Many healthcare human resources professionals believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the new demands it places on hospital workforces will enhance the role of HR, particularly with respect to improving employee engagement as a means of boosting patient satisfaction. [Read More]
Hospitals Add 10K Jobs in April
I pointed out in last week's HR column that hospital job growth is slowing when compared with historic highs in the last decade or so. However, for the second consecutive month, job growth in the hospitals and healthcare sector showed impressive gains. Hospitals created 10,100 new jobs in April, after posting 10,200 new jobs in March. [Read More]
Impact Analysis: Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations
The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders at hospitals, health plans, and physician practices that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health. [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]
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
CEO of Hopkins Medicine to retire
Edward Miller, MD, who has overseen a vast expansion of Johns Hopkins Medicine since taking over as dean/CEO in 1997, says that he will retire next year. Miller, 68, has built a medical powerhouse, with six hospitals, including All Children's Hospital in Florida, several suburban healthcare and surgery centers, and more than 30 primary and specialty healthcare facilities—many of which he helped bring into the fold. He has also established a network of partnerships with hospitals in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. [Read More]

LAS VEGAS: University Medical Center CEO Silver resigning
University Medical Center CEO Kathy Silver will retire July 1 after shepherding the troubled, county-run hospital through a turbulent four years. Silver, 62, said that this was a good time for her to step aside, when UMC is inching toward becoming an academic teaching hospital. It's better to leave at the beginning of the transformation rather than midway through it, Silver said. [Read More]

HOUSTON: Tenet names CEO at Park Plaza Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has announced that Park Plaza Hospital has appointed John Tressa as its CEO. Tressa has served as the hospital's interim CEO since Jan. 20, and had previously served as COO since 2006. As CEO, Tressa will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 444-bed acute care hospital in Houston. Before serving as COO at Park Plaza, Tressa was vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Northeast Medical Center from 2003 to 2006. [Read More]

NORFOLK, VA: Bon Secours DePaul welcomes CEO
John Barrett will take the reins as CEO at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk. He replaces Dan Duggan, who was promoted in September to executive vice president/COO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC. Duggan had led DePaul since 2006. Barrett comes from Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone, NC, where he was executive vice president/COO for nearly six years. Before that, he was CEO of Page Memorial Hospital in Luray.[Read More]

RALEIGH, NC: WakeMed names new CNO
On June 13, WakeMed will welcome Cindy Alness Boily, RN, as senior vice president/CNO. Most recently, Boily served as CNO for Broward General Medical Center, a 716-bed Fort Lauderdale, FL hospital owned by one of the nation's largest public healthcare systems. Broward General Medical Center is very similar to WakeMed in many ways in that it serves as the safety net hospital for its region and offers similar services. [Read More]

PHILADELPHIA: Longtime Chester County Hospital CEO retires
H.L. Perry Pepper has retired as president/CEO of Chester County Hospital and Health System in West Chester, PA. Pepper has been the longest tenured hospital CEO in the region having led the West Chester hospital for the past 34 years. He had planned to retire last September, but he stuck around until the medical center found his successor. Taking over the helm at Chester County Hospital is Michael Duncan. Duncan was previously CEO/executive director of ColumbiaDoctors, a 1,200 physician faculty practice plan at Columbia University in New York. [Read More]

Top OCR HIPAA official leaves post
A top Office for Civil Rights official who played a big role in shaping law and regulations surrounding HIPAA has left the government for a position with a law firm. Adam H. Greene, a 12-year health law veteran and key regulator for the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer under the Department of Health & Human Services, is joining the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in their Washington, DC office, effective May 16, the law office announced in a press release. During the past five years at OCR, Greene has been one of the preeminent national experts on privacy, security and breach notification, speaking on behalf of OCR to consumer and industry associations at more than 15 conferences since the beginning of 2010. [Read More]

McMinnville, OR: Ordyna named CEO for Willamette Valley Medical Center
Dan Ordyna has been named CEO for Willamette Valley Medical Center by the hospital's Board of Trustees and Capella Healthcare, effective June 1. He is to move into the role following the retirement this spring of long-time CEO Rosemari Davis, who retires on June 1. Ordyna has for the past five years been COO of WVMC. Before that, he was corporate director of development with Triad Hospitals in Dallas, TX. Before that he was Administrator of Desert Samaritan Surgery Center in Mesa, AZ. [Read More]

WORCESTER, MA: Wexler named CEO at St. Vincent Hospital
St. Vincent Hospital has announced the appointment of Erik G. Wexler of Reisterstown as president/CEO. Wexler comes to St. Vincent Hospital from Baltimore, where he served as president of Northwest Hospital, and senior vice president for LifeBridge Health, the parent company of the Northwest organization. "Under his tutelage, Northwest Hospital became one of the top-performing institutions in Maryland, with clinical quality and patient satisfaction climbing to new levels," said Joseph J. Mullany, New England market president for Vanguard Health Systems, who has served as interim president of St. Vincent Hospital since August 2010. [Read More]

TUCSON, AZ: Carondelet names Network COO
Carondelet Health Network CEO Ruth W. Brinkley has announced the establishment of the position of Network COO to help guide the largest integrated, nonprofit healthcare system in Southern Arizona. Odette Bolano, RN, who currently serves as executive vice president/CEO of Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital and Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute, assumes this role on June 13.[Read More]

CHARLESTON, SC: East Cooper hospital CEO steps down
East Cooper Medical Center's chief executive officer has resigned after less than three years on the job and a year after the Mount Pleasant hospital relocated. Carol Britton, a spokeswoman for the hospital's owner, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp., released few details of Janie Sinacore-Jaberg's departure, saying only that the former CEO "left to pursue other opportunities." Hospital board Vice Chairman Danny Mullis called the resignation a corporate decision. [Read More]

Palo Alto, CA: El Camino Hospital announces interim CEO
El Camino Hospital's interim CFO will take on some extra duties when he steps in for CEO Kenneth Graham, who has been asked by the medical center's board of directors to leave next month. Ned Borgstrom will become interim CEO/CFO on July 1, the hospital announced. Graham has been the hospital's president and CEO for more than 4½ years, but the hospital announced in February his contract would end "without cause, at the request of the hospital's board of directors." His base annual salary is $632,640. [Read More]

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