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Best Healthcare Leaders Know When to Exit

Philip Betbeze

After 40 years—20 as CEO—Denver Health's Patricia Gabow knows she could stay on pretty much as long as she wants. But the longtime leader of the consistently profitable safety net hospital says one of the keys of good leadership is "to know when to leave." >>>


Editor's Picks

Parkland Hospital Improving, but ED Deficiencies Persist

The Dallas safety net hospital is making "measureable progress" in implementing a corrective action plan to remedy deficiencies identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a report shows. But some emergency department tasks are behind schedule. >>>

3 Strategic Alerts for Financial Leaders

Three recent reports on the fee-for-value shift, relaxation of Medicare rules, and payment trends could influence your organization's long-term strategy and finances. Here's what you can do about it. >>>

Aetna Building National ACO Network

The health insurer is investing $1 billion to create a national network of accountable care organizations over the next five years. It already has 10 agreements in place and expects to have a total of 20 under contract by year end. >>>

Beyond HCAHPS, Patient Surveys Dig Into Functional Outcomes

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems surveys only go so far. Now specialty disease, procedure measure, and mental status questionnaires ask patients—on their own terms—to tell doctors the results of treatment regimens. >>>

Florida Blue Launches Oncology ACO

Florida's major health insurer has joined forces with two healthcare providers to form an accountable care organization dedicated to oncology. It is believed to be among the first specialty ACOs. >>>

NEW Intelligence Report

Volume, Flow, and Safety Issues in the ED

As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% say they expect their ED revenue margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform and 78% say their reimbursement also will get worse, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis. >>>

News Headlines

Medical Boards Step Up Disciplinary Actions

HealthLeaders Media, May 18, 2012

4 Strategies to Optimize Hospital Bed Allocations

HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2012

OIG Uncovers Flaws in CMS Processes, Programs

HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2012

Philadelphia-area hospitals report higher profit margins

The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 17, 2012

NY hospital execs oppose state's merger and shutdown advice

New York Daily News, May 17, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist CEO salary nearly $2.5M

Winston-Salem Journal, May 16, 2012

4 in 10 Healthcare Organizations Seek Locum Tenens

HealthLeaders Media, May 15, 2012

Ochsner CEO Patrick Quinlan to step down, head new venture

The Times-Picayune, May 15, 2012

Highmark seeks rate hikes

Pittsburgh Business Times, May 14, 2012

St. Joseph's faced layoffs or cuts, says Mercy CEO

Arkansas Business, May 14, 2012

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LIVE Webcast: Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices: Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast with a new interview-driven format, expanded Q&A, online forum, takeaway presentation, and 60-day post-event on-demand access. >>>

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ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>


Aetna Building National ACO Network


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