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NLRB Rules Changes Could Tilt Balance of Power
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

If new rules governing union organizing practices under consideration by the National Labor Relations Board go into effect, the way that employers prepare for organizing drives and the way they conduct counter-union organizing campaigns are going to be very different.[Read More]

  August 1, 2011

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MGMA: Proposed HIPAA Disclosures Rule 'Unworkable'
In its proposed form, the proposed "accounting of disclosures" HIPAA privacy rule would be a disincentive for physicians to install electronic health record systems, a Medical Group Management Association survey shows. Providers are cranking up the volume to get the rule changed or thrown out and rewritten from scratch. [Read More]
CHF Readmission Prevention Efforts Costly for Hospital
A transitional care intervention program for congestive heart failure patients at a Texas hospital reduced readmissions by 48%, but because Medicare did not pay the average $1,100 cost per patient, the facility lost money. [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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Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality
Date: September 15, 2011
About:Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty.
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Executives on the Move
SOLDOTNA, AK: Soldotna hospital CFO leaves
Chief financial officer Jason Paret is leaving the Soldotna hospital to work at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii. His resignation is effective Sept. 2. Officials say the recruitment process has started, and administrators will soon announce plans to hire a temporary financial officer. [Read More]

CLEVELAND, OH: MetroHealth hires consultant as interim CFO
MetroHealth System has agreed to hire a consultant, Jeff Rooney of Martinville Dunn, as its interim chief financial officer and pay him up to $576,000 a year plus expenses while continuing to pay the former CFO's $440,000 salary plus benefits. [Read More]

NEWARK, NJ: CEO of University Hospital stresses community
James Gonzalez, who helped transform the Broadway House for HIV and AIDS patients into one of the nation's top nursing homes, has been promoted to acting president/CEO of University Hospital at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He takes the helm just as the hospital has garnered national recognition for performance but also as UMDNJ faces the possibility of major restructuring, as recently recommended by a state task force. [Read More]

BROOKFIELD, WI: Zane joins Pinstripe Healthcare advisory board
Healthcare recruiters Pinstripe Healthcare have announced that Ellen Zane has joined the company's Healthcare Advisory Board. Zane is the president/CEO of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. The first woman to run the hospital in its 214-year history, Zane is also assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research at Tufts University School of Medicine. [Read More]

HARTFORD, CT: Hartford Hospital VP Jeffrey A. Flaks named CEO
Hartford Hospital has named Jeffrey A. Flaks president/CEO, effective Aug. 1. He is the 21st CEO of Hartford Hospital, which is in its 157th year. He replaces Elliot Joseph, who will remain as president/CEO of the hospital's parent company, Hartford HealthCare. Flaks came to Hartford Hospital in 2007 from MidState Medical Center in Meriden, where he was chief operating officer from 2004 to 2007. [Read More]

PORTERVILLE, CA: Sierra View District Hospital CEO/President Dennis Coleman to retire
Sierra View District Hospital's President/CEO Dennis Coleman has announced his retirement to the Sierra View Local Healthcare District Board of Directors during its regular monthly meeting. In a letter addressed to the board, Coleman expressed his "mixture of regret and excitement" in tendering his notice. Coleman said he valued his time at Sierra View District Hospital and is proud of how the organization has transformed under the combined talents of the board of directors, senior management, physicians, and staff. [Read More]

LAKELAND, FL: Bartow Regional Medical Center CEO leaves for parent HMA
Daniel Knell, who became the Bartow Regional Medical Center's CEO in March 2010, has left the position to focus on special projects for Health Management Associates, Bartow Regional's parent company. HMA had used Knell as a troubleshooter for other HMA hospitals during his less than 18 months at Bartow Regional, according to two members of the hospital's advisory board.[Read More]

PAWTUCKET, RI: Memorial Hospital of RI names CEO
The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has named a chief executive officer and president. Martin E. Tursky will take the helm of the 294-bed community hospital in Pawtucket on Oct. 1. Tursky replaces Francis Dietz, who has served as the hospital's chief executive for nearly 47 years. [Read More]

ROME, GA: Rigas named EVP of Floyd Medical Center
Warren A. "Sonny" Rigas has been promoted to executive vice president at Floyd Medical Center and will continue to serve as COO for the organization. In his new position, Rigas will oversee daily operations of the hospital while assuming some of the executive duties previously handled by Dee B. Russell, MD, who has announced his semi-retirement. [Read More]

MOREHEAD CITY, NC: Carteret General names CEO
Richard A. Brvenik, a senior vice president with Hartford HealthCare system in Connecticut, has been selected as president and CEO of Carteret General Hospital, Pat Joyce, chairman of the hospital's Board of Trustees has announced. Brvenik will begin work in Carteret County in September and will succeed longtime CEO/President Fred A. Odell III, who retired on July 25. [Read More]

ASHEVILLE, NC: Hoggard Green appointed Mission COO
Jill Hoggard Green, a registered nurse with more than 31 years of experience in the management of healthcare organizations, has been named president/COO of Mission Hospital, Western North Carolina's largest hospital. She will oversee the clinical and operational aspects of the hospital starting Oct. 1. Hoggard Green comes to Mission from PeaceHealth, a health system that includes nine hospitals in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. [Read More]

WASHINGTON, DC: AHA elects eight trustees
The American Hospital Association has elected eight new members to its Board of Trustees for terms beginning Jan.1, 2012. The board members include: Christopher M. Dadlez, president/CEO of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT; Christopher Durovich, president/CEO of Children's Medical Center of Dallas; Dan Gross, RN, executive vice president for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego; Donna Katen-Bahensky, president/CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI; R. Timothy Stack, president/CEO of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; Mary Starmann-Harrison, president/CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, IL; Maureen Swick, RN, senior vice president/CNO at Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA; and Barbara L. Wilson, immediate past chair of St. Luke's Treasure Valley Board of Directors in Boise, ID. [Read More]

BOSTON, MA: Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham names CEO
The Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham has made John M. Fogarty's interim appointment as CEO his permanent position. Fogarty spent 22 years at St. Joseph Health Services in Rhode Island, rising to the hospital's CEO in 2007. He then became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for CharterCARE Health Partners, a healthcare system comprising Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services in 2010. [Read More]

CHICAGO, IL: Cook County hospitals appoint CEO
Cook County's health and hospital board has hired an executive from New York's public health system as its CEO. Officials are expected to announce the hiring of Ramanathan Raju, MD, an executive vice president at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. Raju is scheduled to start this fall and will make $500,000 a year plus bonuses, sources say. Raju will replace former CEO William Foley, who left for a job in March with Vanguard Health Systems running hospitals in the Chicago area. Raju beat out interim CEO Terry Mason for the job. [Read More]

ST. LOUIS: SSM Health Care CEO Sister Mary Jean Ryan to retire
Sister Mary Jean Ryan has stepped down as president of SSM Health Care and will become chair of the hospital system's board of directors. She has been the company's CEO since its founding in 1986. William Thompson, 60, will follow Ryan as the company's CEO. SSM, which is based in St. Louis, owns 15 hospitals and two nursing homes in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. Thompson has worked for SSM for 31 years, and became COO in 2009. [Read More]

Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
August 16, 2011
Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality
September 15, 2011

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