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Anatomy of an Employee Bonus

Chelsea Rice

A carefully considered 'Valentine's Day bonus' will cost Baptist Health South Florida more than $13 million, but the strategic effort at employee appreciation could have a long-term payoff for the nonprofit organization. >>>


Editor's Picks

Some Flu Patients May Pose Greater Risk to Healthcare Providers

One in five flu patients exhales so much more of the airborne virus than others, that researchers are asking whether these "super emitters" pose a higher likelihood of transmitting the virus. >>>

NQF, JC Name National Patient Safety Award Winners

Kaiser Permanente, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Saul M. Weingart, MD, PhD have been recognized by the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission for their innovations in patient safety and commitments to quality improvement initiatives. >>>

KevinMD on Enhancing a Physicians' Online Reputation

In an interview, social media guru and author, Kevin Pho, MD, points out some of the biggest mistakes physicians make in regard to their online reputations, and explains how to fix them. >>>

'Sunshine Act' Gets Guarded Reaction

Professional associations and lobbying groups have so far avoided bashing the final rule, which details how financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and healthcare providers must be disclosed to the federal government. >>>

Medical Errors Draw Fines for 7 CA Hospitals

The latest round of immediate jeopardy findings by the California Department of Public Health has resulted in hospital penalties for 10 incidents of patient harm or death at seven hospitals. >>>

Hospital Chiefs: Cut Costs with Care

One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>

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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

Lower premiums at stake in NC Blue Cross lawsuit

Winston-Salem Journal / McClatchy-Tribune, February 11, 2013

Montefiore's president, influential in Albany, is unknown by design

The New York Times, February 11, 2013

CA lacks docs to meet demand of national healthcare law

Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2013

How much off-the-clock behavior can the state regulate?

American-Statesman, February 11, 2013

Medicaid expansion divides GOP governors

Los Angeles Times, February 8, 2013

Boston hospital settles gender bias suit

United Press International, February 8, 2013

Fate of Brooklyn hospital in SUNY board's hands

WNYC News, February 8, 2013

How OH's Republican governor sold the state on expanding Medicaid

The Washington Post, February 7, 2013

Prime hospital chain acknowledges it faces 2 federal probes

California Watch, February 7, 2013

Compensation jumps for top NC hospital execs

WCNC / Charlotte Observer, February 7, 2013

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HealthLeaders Media Live from Heartland Health: Performance Improvement Lessons

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>


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