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Hospital Hypocrisy on Sponsorship Must End

Marianne Aiello

When hospitals cross the line between enjoying a beneficial corporate relationship and sending mixed health messages to patients, corporate sponsorships can shift from asset to liability. >>>


Editor's Picks

Thomson Reuters Names Top 100 Hospitals

This year's list of honored teaching hospitals and community hospitals shows a geographical shift, with a greater concentration of winners in Texas, Florida, and California. Rankings are based on comparative performance in 10 areas, including mortality, patient satisfaction, and readmission rates. >>>

Healthcare Jobs Activity Surging on Social Media

Healthcare professionals report an uptick in job interviews and job offers through the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and via mobile job alerts, a recruitment firm's survey shows. >>>

Prognosis Grim for McDonald's Restaurants in Hospitals

No hospital wants to have the distinction of being the last in the United States to house a McDonald's. With or without the involvement of a public advocacy group, it's likely that within 10 years the burger behemoth will have no hospital-based restaurants. >>>

Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment

Before signing on to a multi-million-dollar robotic drug-dispensing program, hospital leaders should assess how the system would affect the entire pharmacy process, not just the mechanical filling of prescriptions. >>>

LIVE 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. >>>

News Headlines

MA hospitals promise openness, apologies

The Boston Globe, April 18, 2012

WY's 2 largest hospitals seek regional alliance

Wyoming Business Report, April 18, 2012

Engineers construct model hospital for quake test

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, April 18, 2012

Can the innovator class save healthcare?

The Atlantic, April 17, 2012

Are women less satisfied with hospital care than men?

The New York Times, April 13, 2012

J&J must pay $1.1B for misleading doctors about Risperdal

San Francisco Chronicle, April 12, 2012

PA hospitals' competition leads to higher costs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2012

St. Jude fires back at critics

The New York Times, April 12, 2012

Mercy opens new hospital in Joplin

The Missourian, April 12, 2012

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Webcast: Proven Hospital-Physician Alignment Incentives

Date: April 24, 2012
About: Customize this webcast with your questions. Gain proven, measurable techniques to establish real physician value and fair compensation, and build lasting loyalty. Join HealthLeaders Media for strategies and solutions direct from three executives with alignment expertise at Health Quest, Trinity Health, and Sullivan, Cotter and Associates. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>


Pharmaceutical Robotics Require Careful Assessment


Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

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