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Your Hospital is Not Invisible

John Commins

It doesn't matter if your hospital is in midtown Manhattan or Manhattan, KS. It doesn't matter how many beds you have or how high you scored with HealthGrades. If you've got problems, you'd better be prepared with answers. >>>


Editor's Picks

HIX Final Rule Released

The final rule released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services to guide the development by states of health insurance exchanges  can be summed up in a single word: flexibility. >>>

High CEO Turnover, No Succession Planning Plague Hospitals

The nation's hospitals are seeing continued relatively high leadership turnover, but most providers are doing little if anything to plan for it. >>>

Healthcare Job Growth Accelerating

Job growth in the healthcare sector has been strong in the first two months of 2012, accounting for one in five new jobs in the overall economy, and surpassing the robust pace of job growth throughout most of 2011, federal data shows. >>>

Healthcare Reform Mythbusting

The idea that physician employment and a shift toward an ACO model are essential to long-term survival cannot sway an Ohio hospital CEO with 25 years in the business. >>>


The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>

News Headlines

MRSA Meets its Match in Certified Infection Preventionists

HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

Competing hospital demands hearing on WVU expansion

The Charleston Gazette / Associated Press, March 14, 2012

ACO approach flips medical economics

The New York Times, March 13, 2012

Healthcare union endorses St. Rose proposal

San Jose Mercury News, March 13, 2012

How Many Hospital Beds is Enough?

HealthLeaders Media, March 12, 2012

TennCare hospital reimbursements vary widely

The Tennessean, March 12, 2012

3 SC hospitals ensnared in medical battle

SavannahNow, March 12, 2012

Hospital did business with firms tied to its CEO, board members

Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2012

ME hospitals battling deadly gut infection

Bangor Daily News, March 9, 2012

U.S. seeks to close Blue Cross antitrust case in MT

Great Falls Tribune, March 8, 2012

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Webcast: Commercial ACOs—Strategies from Early Adopters

Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


Strategic Physician Recruiting


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