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PA Hospital's Financial Woes Trigger Harsh Repercussions

John Commins

When a hospital locks its doors and turns out the lights, the effects spread far beyond would-be patients to employees, physicians, and an entire community. >>>


Editor's Picks

CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program begins April 1 with 27 participants, says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Another 150 groups have submitted applications for the second group, slated to start July 1. >>>

Ochsner CEO Rails Against Smoking

How far may employers intrude into the lives of workers in the name of lower healthcare costs and higher productivity?  For the chief of a 13,000-employee health system, the clear point of demarcation is tobacco use. >>>

PA Medical Center Files for Chapter 11

The fate of Saint Catherine Medical Center, found to be ineligible for participation in the Medicare program because of serious deficiencies that placed patient health and safety in immediate jeopardy, has been placed in the hands of a court-appointed trustee. >>>

In Healthcare Business Strategy, One Size Doesn't Fit All

Some healthcare executives are comfortable taking on risk and investing early in tools to propel their organizations forward. Others, guided by temperament or circumstance, opt for a slower approach. Both have wisdom to share with their peers. >>>


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

Poor Care for Terminal Cancer Patients Widespread

HealthLeaders Media, April 11, 2012

Hospitals scramble on front lines of drug shortages

The Washington Post, April 11, 2012

Patients Take Back Control with Technology

HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

Nurse Leaders Key to Hospital Sustainability Efforts

HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say

HealthLeaders Media, April 10, 2012

For the elderly, ERs of their own

The New York Times, April 10, 2012

Federal judge blocks OSF-Rockford Health deal

Rockford Register Star, April 6, 2012

Hospital offers free testing to 307 former patients

Billngs Gazette, April 6, 2012

Healthcare Job Growth Slows in March, but Q1 Strong

HealthLeaders Media, April 9, 2012

Where America needs doctors, in one map

The Washington Post, April 9, 2012

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

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 Calls for Forecasting, Profiling


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