HealthLeaders Media HR - August 15, 2011 | Environmental Staff Cuts Expose HAI Risk
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Environmental Staff Cuts Expose HAI Risk
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Cuts to environmental services—maids, janitors, and other cleaning staff—are leaving hospitals vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections. Human resources can help by lifting the profile of cleaning staff with other hospital employees. [Read More]

  August 15, 2011

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PA Probe Suggests Understaffing Possible Factor in Deaths at CRMC
Chronic understaffing at Carlisle (PA) Regional Medical Center may have played a role in the deaths of at least two emergency department patients in June, a report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health finds. [Read More]
MA unions, hospitals face off
With Massachusetts hospitals growing increasingly cost conscious in a weakened economy, friction between management and organized labor is becoming more common. Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, who thought they had negotiated a more favorable retirement plan last October at four Caritas Christi Health Care hospitals, now find themselves at loggerheads with the hospitals' new owner, Boston's Steward Health Care System LLC. [Read More]
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Executives on the Move
ATLANTA, GA: Haupert picked to lead Grady Memorial Hospital
John Haupert has been appointed CEO of Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, the city's public hospital, and will take the reins in October. HealthLeaders Media's Philip Betbeze spoke with Haupert hours after his confirmation as the CEO by Grady's board. [Read More]

ST. LOUIS, MO: Martenet named president of BCBS in MO
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has announced that Steve Martenet has been named president, effective Sept. 1. Martenet now is president and general manager of specialty business for Anthem's parent company. Martenet has been with the company for almost 17 years and previously served as president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin.[Read More]

BALTIMORE, MD: St. Joseph Medical Center hires CEO
St. Joseph Medical Center has tapped a veteran health care manager to replace its president/CEO, who resigned without explanation. Charles W. Neumann comes to St. Joseph via FTI Consultants, a firm that specializes in identifying crisis managers for hospitals. Neumann has served as an interim leader of at least two other embattled facilities, in Savannah, GA and Youngstown, OH since 2008. Neumann is scheduled to start at St. Joseph on Aug. 23, replacing Jeffrey K. Norman, who had been brought in during a management shake-up in the fall of 2009 after a doctor was accused of placing unnecessary stents in hundreds of patients. [Read More]

BOSTON, MA: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center close to naming CEO
The search committee for a chief executive at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is close to recommending a finalist to lead the hospital. The committee has been carefully considering the credentials, personalities, and recommendations of its three top candidates. According to industry insiders, they are: Troyen Brennan, MD, CMO of CVS Caremark and former president of the Brigham and Women's Hospital physician organization; Paul Rothman, MD, dean of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; and Kevin Tabb, MD, CMO at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in California. [Read More]

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC: Tenet's East Cooper Medical Center appoints CEO
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has announced that East Cooper Medical Center has appointed Jason Alexander as its CEO at the 140-bed acute-care hospital in Mount Pleasant, SC. Previously, Alexander served as executive vice president/COO for Providence Healthcare in Mobile, AL. Before joining Providence Healthcare, Alexander served as the director of business development and physician operations for Tenet's 602-bed Brookwood Medical Center. [Read More]

AUSTIN, TX: St. David's North Austin gets CEO
St. David's HealthCare has named Allen Harrison CEO of St. David's North Austin Medical Center, effective Sept. 1. Harrison will replace Donald Wilkerson, who was named CEO of St. David's Medical Center in July 2011. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare. Most recently, he was COO of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, CO since 2006. Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is part of the HealthOne system of hospitals, a joint venture partnership between the Colorado Health Foundation and HCA. [Read More]

CHICAGO, IL: Fisher named president/COO of National Surgical Hospitals
National Surgical Hospitals has named Bryan Fisher president/COO of the company. Fisher, who previously served as the CFO, will be succeeded in that role by David Watson, who joins NSH with more than 20 years of accounting experience and an extensive background in healthcare and multi-site operations. Jim Grant, current COO, will remain an executive vice president with NSH and will work closely with Fisher through February 2012, when Grant will to retire. [Read More]

ROCKLEDGE, FL: Johnson named president/CEO at Health First
Steven P. Johnson has been named president/CEO at Health First, replacing the system's founder founder and top executive Michael Means, who will retire at the end of 2011. Johnson will begin at Health First in September to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Johnson is currently the president of hospital operations for SSM Health Care - St. Louis, a seven-hospital system based in Missouri. [Read More]

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