HealthLeaders Media HR - July 18, 2011 | As Economy Rebounds, Cost of Healthcare Workers Rises
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As Economy Rebounds, Cost of Healthcare Workers Rises
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Rumor has it the economy is rebounding. Riding with that recovery, is the expectation that healthcare organizations that want to keep quality staff should be prepared to pay more, a Hay Group survey shows.[Read More]

  July 18, 2011

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Hospital System, Citing Costs, Hones In On Employees' Health
When hospital leaders look to lower costs, one place they're just beginning to explore is the rising expense of employee health claims. That means having some tough discussions about how to weigh their workers' personal lifestyle choices and privacy issues against the fiscal health of their own organizations. Conceding that it is "pushing the envelope a little bit" with respect to HIPAA, a self-insured Florida health system launches a program that seeks to better the health of its workforce. [Read More]
U.S. Job Growth Dismal, Despite June Healthcare Gains
In the overall economy there were only 18,000 new jobs created in June, but 13,500 of them were in the healthcare sector, Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data show. [Read More]
Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
What: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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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
WASHINGTON, DC: Children's National Medical Center announces CEO
The Board of Directors at Children's National Medical Center announced that Kurt Newman, MD, has been named president/CEO, effective Sept. 1. Newman has been at Children's National for more than 25 years and currently serves as the Senior Vice President for the Center for Surgical Care. A board committee launched a national search following the retirement announcement by Edwin K. Zechman, after 17 years of leadership. Newman has served as senior vice president of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care since 2004. [Read More]

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL: Glidewell named CEO of Broward Health flagship hospital
Calvin Glidewell has been named CEO of Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Children's Hospital. Glidewell has served as CEO of Imperial Point Medical Center since joining Broward Health in 2007. While there he expanded services, added robotic surgery and interventional radiology, and opened a new $18 million emergency department and a new outpatient surgery center. Mark Sprada, CNO/COO for Imperial Point Medical Center, will be interim CEO as a search for Glidewell's replacement is conducted. Prior to joining Broward Health, Glidewell spent 16 years with the not-for-profit University Community Health System in Tampa. [Read More]

ST. LOUIS: Endsley named CMO for patient safety at SSM Health Care
Scott Endsley, MD, has been named SSM Health Care's corporate vice president/CMO for its Patient Safety and Quality Center. SSM's Patient Safety and Quality Center provides resources and support to all SSM facilities to assist them in achieving their goals of providing exceptional patient care. Endsley began on June 6. Endsley was previously the director of innovation and system design and also medical director at the Quality and Patient Safety Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. [Read More]

MUNCIE, IN: Seals named CFO at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Carol Seals has been named CFO at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Since the merger of IU Health and Ball Memorial, Seals has been a member of the Financial Services Group serving as Director of Finance for the hospital. Before the merger, Seals was senior administrative director at IU Health Ball Memorial, and she has held director positions of Corporate Compliance, Budget/Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle. She has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and operations management, including 12 years in the healthcare industry. [Read More]

NASHVILLE: HCA's Wallace to retire at year's end
Beverly B. Wallace will retire at year-end as president of Parallon Business Solutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of HCA Holdings. Wallace had led the group that created Parallon to offer business services including revenue cycle and supply chain management, staffing, and group purchasing to other hospitals. Before that, Wallace was president of HCA's Shared Services Group. In a regulatory filing, Nashville-based HCA said that it would select a successor to Wallace in due course. [Read More]

GETTYSBURG, PA: Hyde named president of Gettysburg Hospital
WellSpan Health has appointed Jane E. Hyde, a Wisconsin healthcare executive with more than 35 years of experience, as a senior vice president for the health system and president of Gettysburg Hospital. Hyde, who will officially join Central Pennsylvania's largest healthcare organization in September, was selected through a national search process. She succeeds Kevin H. Mosser, MD, who became WellSpan's executive vice president/COO in January. Since 2000, Hyde has served Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, WI, an integrated healthcare organization. Most recently, Hyde held the position of senior vice president of strategic development and community affairs. [Read More]

SACRAMENTO, CA: Sutter Medical Center names CEO
A new leader will take over Sutter Medical Center Sacramento in September in a move that paves the way for CEO Tom Gagen's retirement in early 2012. Carrie Owen Plietz was named CEO of Sutter Medical Center effective Sept. 1. She will lead Sutter General and Sutter Memorial Hospital, the medical group's two acute-care facilities, along with the Sutter Center for Psychiatry and its Sutter Oaks Midtown skilled nursing facility. [Read More]

MELBOURNE, FL: Health First finds leader
A Missouri hospital administrator who began his health career as a clinical psychologist will replace Michael Means as the president and CEO of Health First. Health First's Board of Directors picked Steven P. Johnson, 56, to take over from Means, who founded Health First in 1995 and has been its only president/CEO. Means is retiring at the end of the year. Johnson is the president of hospital operations for SSM Health Care-St. Louis, part of the Catholic, not-for-profit health care system SSM Health Care. [Read More]

SPARTANBURG, SC: Spartanburg Regional appoints CEO
Bruce Holstien, new CEO/president of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, spent Wednesday touring the hospital and meeting staff members. His tour began just a day after the hospital's board of directors unanimously voted to appoint him president and CEO. Beginning Aug. 1, Holstien, 47, will stand at the helm of one of Spartanburg County's largest employers. He replaces Ingo Angermeier, who stepped down in April. In 2007, Holstien became president/CEO of CHRISTUS Spohn, a faith-based, nonprofit health system, a member of CHRISTUS Health. When he took over, the system was operating with a $30 million loss. The outfit now has net revenues totaling $650 million. [Read More]

CASPER, WY: WMC names executives
Wyoming Medical Center has promoted Don Claunch, its vice president of information services, to fill the vacant CFO post. He replaces former finance exec Nancy Brandt, who left in March for personal reasons. Claunch took over as interim CFO after Brandt's departure. The former investment banker has worked at the hospital for 21 years and previously served as its finance director. [Read More]

SOLDOTNA, AK: Hospital CEO resigns
Central Peninsula General Hospital, Inc. has announced the resignation of CEO Ryan Smith. According to the announcement, Smith is leaving to take a job in Wyoming. A date for his departure has not been set, but the announcement said it will happen in the next few months. The Board of Directors plans to announce an interim CEO in the next few weeks, and has begun searching for a CEO. [Read More]

NEWMAN, GA: CEO named for Newnan cancer hospital
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has named Kane Dawson as president/CEO of its new southeast regional cancer hospital in Newnan, GA. Schaumburg, IL-based CTCA said its suburban Atlanta facility is set to open in September 2012. It will be their fifth regional destination hospital, and will serve cancer patients and their families from across the Southeast. Dawson, 39, is formerly the COO for CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he helped open the facility in 2005. [Read More]

HOBOKEN, NJ: Hospital CEO Spiros Hatiras resigns
Spiros Hatiras resigned from his position as the CEO of the Hoboken University Medical Center at a special meeting of the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority. The resignation comes while a potential transfer of ownership is underway, as the state Planning Board is prepared to hold a public hearing on July 21, which is required before the state can issue a Certificate of Need to the potential new owners, essentially finalizing the deal. The city of Hoboken hopes to transfer its hospital from being municipally run to being owned by a company called HUMC Holdco that shares common ownership with Bayonne Medical Center. [Read More]

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