HealthLeaders Media HR - October 17, 2011 | 1 in 4 New Docs Regret Career Path
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1 in 4 New Docs Regret Career Path
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

Citing a familiar litany of complaints such as declining reimbursements and rising costs, 28% of physicians in their final year of training say that if they had to do it all over again, they'd choose another profession. This is not alarming. It's maddening. [Read More]

  October 17, 2011

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More Deficiencies Found at Methodist Health
A follow-up review by inspectors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uncovers new deficiencies in the areas of nursing services and infection control at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The facility was cited for 10 broad areas of immediate jeopardy deficiencies in August. [Read More]
AMA Asks Medicare to Start Paying Doctors for Care Coordination
The American Medical Association has asked Medicare to start paying doctors for four types of chronic care coordination services which avoid more expensive in-hospital care. [Read More]
When Things Go Wrong, Admit Mistakes
The University of Illinois Medical Center has a protocol for adverse events that occur when the hospital staff is at fault: Admit your mistakes and avoid malpractice litigation. [Read More]
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Executives on the Move
NASHVILLE, TN: Former TN Gov. Bredesen joins Vanguard board
Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has joined the board of Vanguard Health Systems, an operator of 28 hospitals and complementary facilities and services. "The addition of Phil to the board will further diversify the outstanding talents and wide-ranging experience that our directors already bring to Vanguard," said Charlie Martin, chairman and chief executive of Nashville-based Vanguard. Bredesen brings experience as a healthcare entrepreneur and from overseeing changes to the state's Medicaid program, TennCare, during his tenure as governor. He also is the author of the book Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System and speaks to national audiences on healthcare, political leadership, and other topics. [Read More]

NAPLES, FL: Veteran healthcare executive named Tennova CEO
A former Community Health Systems executive has been named to lead Tennova Healthcare under its owner, Florida-based Health Management Associates. Michael W. Garfield, a veteran healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience, has been named division 1 vice president and Tennova Healthcare market CEO, effective immediately. Garfield most recently served as a division vice president with Community Health Systems in Nashville, overseeing 12 hospitals in the Midwest and upper Southeastern areas of the United States. In his role, Garfield will oversee six hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the Tennova system. [Read More]

TRENTON, MO: Jordan named CEO of Wright Memorial
Gary W. Jordan has been named CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital. He will assume responsibility on Nov. 1. Most recently Jordan was COO at Mercy Health System/St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO, and prior to that he was president of Mercy St. John's West Region Hospitals in Aurora and Cassville, MO. Jordan replaces Gary Wages, who has served as interim CEO since May. [Read More]

JOPLIN, MO: Freeman board elects Paula Baker as CEO
The Freeman Health System Board of Directors has elected Chief Clinical Officer Paula Baker as president/CEO elect to take office on Jan. 1. Gary Duncan, Freeman's CEO, announced his plans for retirement in August. Baker has served as CCO for the System since 2008. [Read More]

ANDERSON, IN: Anderson Hospital CEO to retire
William C. VanNess II, MD, has announced plans to retire as president/CEO of Community Hospital Anderson, part of Community Health Network, effective Dec. 31, 2012. VanNess, who joined the medical staff of Community Hospital Anderson in 1973 as a family practitioner, has served as president/CEO at Community Hospital Anderson since 1997. [Read More]

CHERAW, SC: Chesterfield General names Reece new CEO
Jeff Reece has been named CEO of Chesterfield General Hospital. He will begin his duties Monday. Reece served for three-and-a-half years as the hospital's CNO after first working as the director of quality. He took the job as CEO of Marlboro Park Hospital in October 2008 after serving as their interim CEO for several months. Before that, Reece worked at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, serving as clinical director of the intensive care unit as well as in various roles in the emergency room, infection control, risk management, and patient education. [Read More]

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