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As Joplin Rebuilds, Admissions 'Strong'

John Commins

Less than a year after a tornado devastated his Missouri hospital, the CEO of Mercy Hospital Joplin talks about the $950 million effort to bring back the community's crippled healthcare services infrastructure.   >>>


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. >>>

PA Hospital Changes Course, Now Pursuing Chapter 7

The trustee for troubled Saint Catherine Medical Center does not believe that "a Chapter 11 reorganization is possible" and has requested that the facility be placed in Chapter 7 bankruptcy instead. That means assets will be liquidated to pay off debts. >>>

Preventing Hospital Readmissions Takes a Village

With $500 million in federal funding over five years, 30 community-based organizations are joining hands with hospitals, finally, in a communal effort to keep discharged hospital patients from being readmitted. >>>

Hospitals Scrutinize ACOs

While accountable care organizations hold the promise of retooling the industry into a leaner, meaner,  cost-cutting, care-improving machine, there's still plenty of doubt that they are the way to go. >>>

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

Hospital Hypocrisy on Sponsorship Must End

HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2012

Crystal Run's ACO Puts Physicians in Driver's Seat

HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2012

Law or no law, some states adopt healthcare reform

Reuters, April 18, 2012

Opinion: In IL and OH, turning points in war against hospital monopolies

Forbes, April 18, 2012

Interpreters in ER may help limit medical errors

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, April 18, 2012

Healthways inks pair of big deals

Nashville Post, April 18, 2012

WY's 2 largest hospitals seek regional alliance

Wyoming Business Report, April 18, 2012

Smaller CT hospitals struggle with deficits

Hartford Courant, April 18, 2012

Closing the Nurse Safety Gap

HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2012

UNC Health changes OK'd by state panel

WRAL, April 13, 2012

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Rounds: Four Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. >>>

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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