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Parkland Hospital Audits Raise Troubling Questions
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Nothing says "I don't care" like unwashed hands and soiled bed sheets. The Parkland Memorial Hospital audit raises larger questions about the quality of care at our nation's safety net hospitals. If these astonishing deficiencies happened in Dallas, what's to say that they aren't happening elsewhere? [Read More]

  August 29, 2011

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Parkland Faces Second Review
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas is expecting a review by the state on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assess whether the safety net hospital is in compliance with its corrective action plan to address deficiencies in emergency department care and infection control. [Read More]
CMS Accepts Parkland Hospital's Plan for Corrective Action
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved the Dallas safety net hospital's corrective action plan to address what the federal agency calls "immediate jeopardy deficiencies" in infection control and emergency department care. [Read More]
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Executives on the Move
BOLINGBROOK, IL: Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital names CFO
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has named Mike Murrill vice president/CFO. Murrill had been finance manager at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital since 2008. Both hospitals are part of Adventist Midwest Health. Murrill has worked within Adventist Health System for nine years, starting as a resident in the two-year administrative residency program at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, CO. [Read More]

CLEVELAND, OH: Ashtabula County Medical Center names president
Cleveland Clinic has announced the appointment of Michael J. Habowski as president of the Ashtabula County Medical Center effective Sept. 19. He previously served as vice president of Clinical Services for seven years at Cleveland Clinic's Marymount and South Pointe hospitals. He most recently worked as vice president of operations at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. Currently, Euclid Hospital President Joanne Zeroske is serving as interim president at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Zeroske will remain in her position at Euclid Hospital. [Read More]

EAU CLAIRE, WI: OakLeaf Surgical Hospital hires CEO
OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire, WI has hired Anne Hargrave-Thomas to be CEO, starting Sept. 26. Before joining OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Hargrave-Thomas was CEO and administrator at West Bloomfield Surgery Center in West Bloomfield, MI. She has held leadership positions at Wayne State University Physicians Group and at Detroit Medical Center, both in Detroit. [Read More]

LUFKIN, TX: Memorial Health System of East Texas names Looper president/CEO
Memorial Health System of East Texas has named Gary Looper president/CEO. Looper was CEO of Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin from 2001 to 2004. He will succeed current President/CEO Bryant Krenek. Looper will assume the role Oct. 1, 2011 as Krenek transitions into a consulting position for the hospital system. Krenek has been president and CEO of the system for nearly 10 years. Looper has served nearly 20 years as CEO of various health care organizations in Texas and Arkansas. [Read More]

DANSVILLE, NY: Noyes Memorial names CEO
Noyes Memorial Hospital has named Amy Pollard as its president/CEO. Pollard has been at the helm as interim president and CEO since February, and was previously the vice president of patient care services since joining Noyes in 2007. [Read More]

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL: Wilson appointed president/CEO of Joint Commission Resources, Joint Commission International
The Joint Commission has announced the appointment of Paula Wilson as president/CEO of Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International. Wilson will direct all operations of JCR and JCI. JCR, a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, consultation, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission's mission worldwide by helping to improve the quality of patient care. Wilson was appointed temporary president/CEO of JCR and JCI in June 2010. [Read More]

OCONTO FALLS, WI: Community Memorial Hospital appoints DeGroot CEO
The Community Memorial Hospital has announced that Daniel DeGroot has been named the CEO. DeGroot comes to CMH with 17 years of healthcare administration experience in Wisconsin and Minnesota. For the past six years he has served as division administrator for the West and Northwest Divisions of Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin's largest independent group practice. Before that he was COO for the Minneapolis Heart Institute, based at Abbot Northwestern in Minneapolis. [Read More]

SAN Jose, CA: Santa Clara County health system names CFO
Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey Smith has appointed a CFO to the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. David McGrew will officially join the county's health system on Sept. 6. He will earn $215,533 in his role. McGrew most recently was CFO for Kaiser Permanente's Oakland and Richmond Medical Centers. Before Kaiser, McGrew was CFO/vice president of Davies Medical Center in San Francisco, and also was a senior audit manager at KPMG Peat Marwick. Nancy Kaatz, the county health system's previous CFO, had quietly announced April 8 that she would step down on June 30, the end of the county's fiscal year. She had been CFO for four years. The system's CEO spot has been vacant since Kim Roberts left the job in February 2010. [Read More]

NORTH PLATTE, NE: Great Plains Regional hires CFO
Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, NE has hired Krystal Claymore as CFO, effective Sept. 19. Before joining Great Plains Regional, Claymore was vice president/CFO at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Her career has included executive leadership positions at St. Joseph's Hospital & Health Center, a Catholic Health Initiatives facility in Dickinson, ND, and University Medical Center El Paso in El Paso, Texas. She completed a master's of accountancy degree at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and is a certified public accountant and certified healthcare financial planner. [Read More]

JOPLIN, MO: Duncan to retire from Freeman Health System
Gary Duncan, chief executive officer of Freeman Health System for the past 15 years, is retiring, but will continue to serve until a successor has been named. Duncan, 66, said he advised Freeman's Board of Directors in October 2010 of his plans to retire in two years. The search for a CEO will involve a look inside the organization for prospective candidates. If an internal candidate is identified, Duncan would continue to serve as CEO until January. He would have emeritus status through October 2012, when he would officially retire. If an internal candidate is not found and an external search is launched, Duncan would continue to serve as CEO through October 2012. [Read More]

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