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In Physician Recruiting, Local Needs Trump National Trends
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Two national reports on physician recruiting and compensation reveal that the demand for primary care physicians continues to be strong, that more physicians are becoming employees, and that some can't necessarily bank on an increase in compensation every year. [Read More]

  June 20, 2011

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PBGC Seeks $25M in St. Vincent's Pension Case
I don't know if this suit will have any traction, but I love the notion that somebody is willing to put up a fight on behalf of cheated employees and retirees. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking $25 million in damages from Morgan Stanley Investment Management over investments made in mortgage-backed securities for New York's Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' pension plan and its participants. The appeal stems from a 2010 ruling by a U.S. District Court, which dismissed a lawsuit brought by St. Vincent's that raised the issue that Morgan Stanley knew the financial instruments were too risky, and that investing in them violated the pension plan's guidelines. That ruling left PBGC responsible for paying benefits to Saint Vincent's 9,500 workers and retirees. [Read More]
AMA debates health insurance mandate, reports membership loss
The Chicago Tribune reports that the American Medical Association disclosed it lost 12,000 dues-paying member physicians last year, which some blame on the national doctor group's support of the healthcare overhaul law that is subject of intense debate among AMA members this week in Chicago. The disclosure comes as member doctors consider withdrawing support of a key tenet of the law that requires Americans to purchase an insurance plan. The AMA is also debating scores of other issues, including whether to support state taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, Medicare payment polices and public health issues. [Read More]
Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
Date: June 23, 2011
What: Get in-the-trenches management tools and techniques to grow your ED's bottom line. Learn how Heartland Health revamped processes and increased revenue from $15 million to $33.5 million and turned its ED into a profit center with a 40% margin.
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Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
Date: July 20, 2011
About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry.
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Executives on the Move
LENEXA, KS: Boyd named McDonough District Hospital President
Kenny Boyd, CEO for the Girard Medical Center, has been named President/CEO of McDonough District Hospital, effective July 25. Since 2006, Boyd has been at Girard Medical Center, a 35-bed critical access facility with five outlying clinics and a home health agency located in Girard, KS. Boyd was named following a national search to replace President/CEO Stephen Hopper, who served in the role from 1985 until his retirement in January 2011. Current MDH Vice President of Finance Linda Dace has been serving as interim President/CEO. [Read More]

HENDERSONVILLE, NC: Pardee Hospital names new CEO
The Pardee Hospital Board of Directors chose James "Jay" Kirby II of Greenwood, SC for the position. Kirby has more than 20 years of health care management experience, including serving as senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood for nine years, according to a press release from Pardee. Kirby is expected to start by Aug. 1. [Read More]

GAINESVILLE, GA: Burrell named president, CEO of NGHS
Carol H. Burrell, Northeast Georgia Health System's executive vice president/COO, has been named the president/CEO of the Health System. Burrell has served as the Health System's interim CEO since November, when former NGHS CEO Jim Gardner announced his departure. [Read More]

TERRE HAUTE, IN: Bauer named CEO at Fort Wayne's Lutheran Hospital
Terre Haute Regional Hospital CEO Brian M. Bauer has accepted a CEO position with Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Bauer also sent a letter to employees informing them of his decision. He will leave Regional on July 15 and start at Lutheran Hospital on July 18. [Read More]

ROSEVILLE, CA: CEO Burns leaves Ukiah Valley MC for Kettering Health Network
Terry Burns, 56, announced his resignation as president/CEO of Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Burns will leave Adventist Health in mid-July to join Ohio-based Kettering Health Network—his former employer—as president of Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia and Soin Medical Center in Fairborn. Soin Medical Center is a new hospital scheduled for an early 2012 opening. [Read More]

BECKLEY, WV: Peters named CEO at Raleigh GH
LifePoint Hospitals' Raleigh General Hospital has announced that Allen E. Peters has been appointed its new CEO effective early August. Allen joins RGH after having served since 2008 as CEO of Valley View Medical Center in Ft. Mohave, AZ, also a LifePoint hospital. [Read More]

NAPA, CA: Mickens named Queen of the Valley MC CEO
Walt Mickens, Queen of the Valley Medical Center's COO since 2008, will succeed Dennis Sisto as the hospital's president/CEO. Queen of the Valley Medical Center and St. Joseph Health System announced the promotion last week. Sisto, who ran Queen of the Valley for 13 years, had previously announced his retirement. He stayed on until his successor was named. [Read More]

ANNAPOLIS, MD: Anne Arundel CEO Doordan to retire
Anne Arundel Health System CEO Martin L. "Chip" Doordan will retire at the end of June, closing the book on a career that spans nearly four decades with the organization. Effective July 1, Victoria W. Bayless, the health system's current president, will take the helm as CEO. Doordan joined Anne Arundel Medical Center in 1972 as an administrative resident. In 1988, he became AAMC's president and in 1994, the Board of Trustees named him president of Anne Arundel Health System. [Read More]

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO: Southeast Hospital CEO resigns
Citing differences in management philosophy, SoutheastHEALTH CEO Debbie Linnes has resigned after less than two years on the job. Linnes came to Southeast in September 2009, after serving as CEO at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO. Wayne Smith has been named interim CEO by the board of trustees. Smith joined Southeast in September 2010 as vice president of human resources and development. [Read More]

WATERBURY, CT: Pizzuto promoted at Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury Hospital has announced that David Pizzuto, MD, has been named the hospital's vice president of medical affairs/CMO. Pizzuto, an internal medicine specialist who is also a former Chief of the Waterbury Hospital Medical Staff, will continue to maintain an active practice while he serves in this capacity. [Read More]

DIXON, IL: Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital names CMO
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital has announced that Tim Appenheimer, MD, has been promoted to vice president/CMO, effective July 3, 2011. KSB Hospital President/CEO Dave Schreiner explained that Dr. Appenheimer's promotion was granted to address the growing focus on improving quality and patient safety across the country. Appenheimer was the original director of the residency program and he also oversaw establishment of the Hospital Medicine, or Hospitalist, program as Medical Director of the KSB Medical Group. [Read More]

JUPITER, FL: Jupiter Medical Center names CNO
Jupiter Medical Center has named Steven Seeley, RN, as CNO to direct its nursing program as the organization seeks to achieve national nursing magnet status for its nursing care. Seeley, who brings 30 years of clinical and executive hospital nursing experience to his new post, most recently served as Interim CNO at Fort Lauderdale's Holy Cross Hospital. A registered nurse, Seeley began his career as a staff nurse at North Beach Hospital in Fort Lauderdale and went on to serve as nurse manager, interim vice president of nursing and executive director of critical care/emergency services at Holy Cross Hospital before assuming the Interim CNO role. [Read More]

UPLAND, CA: Koenig named CEO at SACH
San Antonio Community Hospital has announced that Harris F. Koenig has been named president/CEO. Koenig succeeds Steven C. Moreau who left Dec. 1, 2010, to become the CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA. Over the last five years, Koenig has served as the CEO at Alvarado Hospital, LLC in San Diego, CA. [Read More]

ROYAL OAK, MI: Vitale named CFO at Beaumont Health System
Gene Michalski, president/CEO, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Nick Vitale, of Troy, as executive vice president/CFO. The appointment was effective June 1.Vitale succeeds Dennis Herrick, who will serve as executive vice president, financial strategy advisor until his retirement in May 2012. Before being named CFO, Vitale served as Beaumont's senior vice president, Financial Operations since 2007. Prior to that, he served as vice president of finance and chief financial executive of Beaumont Hospital, Troy beginning in 2005. [Read More]

Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
August 16, 2011

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