LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term Benefits of Population Health

August 29, 2016
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in the late 1990s. However, Brian A. Nester, DO, who has been with the organization since 1998 and president and chief executive officer since 2014, […]

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4 Healthcare Leaders Discuss Evidence-Based Design: An HCE Original Report

May 30, 2016
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In many of the conversations HCE has with healthcare leaders, the topic of evidence-based design (EDB) frequently enters into discussions about construction and expansion projects. For our latest HCE Original Report, we decided to explore this trend a little deeper.   Below are four perspectives on how evidence-based design has been incorporated into even the […]

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Perspectives on Vendor/Healthcare Relationships: An HCE Original Report

May 25, 2016
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Recently, HCE asked one vendor and one healthcare executive for their perspectives on the qualities of a healthy contractual partnership. Here’s what they had to say:   The Vendor Perspective Laura Jones, director of marketing for The Midland Group in Lawrence, Kan., a revenue-cycle services company that focuses on self-pay balances, has been in the […]

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4 Healthcare Organizations Tell Us How They’re Using Social Media: An HCE Original Report

May 23, 2016
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(by Pete Fernbaugh) Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Tumblr. Twitter. Vine. The list of social-media outlets goes on and on. How is your hospital or healthcare organization harnessing social media to connect with your patients and your community? We asked four healthcare organizations this question recently. Here’s what they had to say. Ginger Pelz, Communications Manager, DaVita […]

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Performance Improvement Teams Unite UW Medicine as a System

May 16, 2016
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Comprised of Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest, UW Medicine has a broad footprint within the Evergreen State. As the largest provider of charity care in the state, UW Medicine served 60,000 […]

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Materials Management Director Discovers New Approach to Vendor Negotiations: An HCE Original Report (Part 2 of 2)

May 13, 2016
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On May 11, we began our look at the way in which Tim Ingram, director of materials management at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colo., improved his approach to negotiations with vendors. Ingram was primarily looking for a solution that would give him transparency, a fair advantage, speed of value, efficiency, and higher-quality data before […]

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Materials Management Director Discovers New Approach to Vendor Negotiations: An HCE Original Report (Part 1 of 2)

May 11, 2016
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Tim Ingram has been director of materials management for five years at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colo. However, he brings to the table 35 years of experience in this field, beginning when he was 18 and serving in the United States Air Force. Over time, he has learned that negotiating with vendors left him […]

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RUMC Transforms Patient Experience through Community Commitment

May 9, 2016
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After a series of losses, Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, N.Y., has made great strides in turning around its finances, patient-satisfaction scores, and community involvement. Many organizations discover that, along with improvements in efficiency, efforts to boost patient satisfaction and community outreach also improve finances. Daniel Messina, PhD, FACHE, LNHA, has been president […]

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2 Physician Leaders Discuss Their Work in Advancing Medical Research: An HCE Original Report

May 6, 2016
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Amidst the torrent of politically oriented healthcare news and process-focused initiatives, it’s easy to overlook the numerous medical breakthroughs that are being made every day. Recently, HCE spoke with two physician leaders about their efforts in advancing medical research, one in the area of pediatric brain tumors and one in robotic surgery. If your focus […]

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Rice Memorial’s OB Stronger Thanks to TeamSTEPPS™

May 4, 2016
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Over the years, HCE has interviewed many executives, the majority of whom has found leadership and institutional success once they began adhering to a core principle: communication. Communication is the key to a successful hospital. As obvious as this principle may seem, however, it’s possible for a hospital or healthcare organization to have good communication, […]

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