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Doctors Express: Peter Ross, CEO

Healthcare in the United States is facing numerous challenges to providing quality, timely care –- emergency room wait times, a shortage of primary-care physicians, and looming healthcare reform. One organization is working to fill some of these gaps through urgent-care facilities. Doctors Express is the first-ever national urgent-care franchise. The franchise is dedicated to one […]

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American Family Care: It’s All about the Patient

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Dr. Bruce Irwin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Randy Johansen, President by Pete Fernbaugh Randy Johansen has been employed with American Family Care (AFC) for 22 years and has served as president for the last 10 years. He was employed at a for-profit hospital when Dr. Bruce Irwin, founder and chief executive officer of […]

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Blog: We must do more to end physician suicides, says Dr. Lorna Breen’s family

Blog: We must do more to end physician suicides, says Dr. Lorna Breen’s family tjordan_drupal Sep 16, 2021 Trigger warner: This blog discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it disturbing. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), or text a crisis […]

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Special Coverage from the AHA Leadership Summit

Special Coverage from the AHA Leadership Summit tjordan_drupal Jul 28, 2021 More than 900 hospital and health system leaders virtually came together today for the 2021 AHA Leadership Summit. The conference focuses on transformational strategies and innovative approaches for delivering greater value and health equity through operational excellence, creative partnerships and redefined delivery models. Among […]

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Perspective: Inspiring Hope through Healing — Today, This Week and Everyday

Perspective: Inspiring Hope through Healing — Today, This Week and Everyday tjordan_drupal May 7, 2021 President Biden has expressed his hope that America will have a normal, or as close to normal as possible, Fourth of July this year. All the signs increasingly point to fulfillment of that wish — a wish we all share. […]

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Blog: Health System Stresses Importance of Worker Well-being

Blog: Health System Stresses Importance of Worker Well-being tjordan_drupal Apr 12, 2021 Our doctors, nurses and clinical staff have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with dedication and bravery. Yet, the pandemic’s longevity, as well as COVID-19’s deadly nature, rapid spread and personal health risks to caregivers and their families have stoked anxieties on the front […]

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Community partnerships key to improving access to mental health care

Community partnerships key to improving access to mental health care tjordan_drupal Feb 5, 2021 “ACCESS IS EVERYTHING” – Vanity Fair, 2018. While the magazine may not have been referring to behavioral health services, the slogan certainly carries over. The expression could be the catchphrase for behavioral health care because little else matters if individuals are […]

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Release of details on failed Beaumont merger does little to quell critics

Critics of Beaumont Health CEO John Fox and his cost-cutting decisions that they say have driven away more than 50 top doctors haven’t changed their minds about wanting the board of directors to fire him after the release of the letter of intent to merge with multi-state player Advocate Aurora Health. If anything, the release […]

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What Impact Will Hospital-Employed Physicians Have on Healthcare?

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As healthcare reform kicks further into gear, more and more physicians are surrendering their autonomy and accepting hospital employment. The long-term implications of these arrangements have yet to be determined, but if one prominent United States city is any indication, the healthcare market will favor the larger system in the future. According to Alan Bavley […]

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4 Factors that are Causing Physician Dissatisfaction

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It’s no small secret that the HIE rollout last week was clunky, incompetent, and error-ridden. Many executives are probably wondering what else awaits them as healthcare reform moves forward. It’s obvious the next few years will be difficult for the country’s health industry, as hospitals adjust to new employment and reimbursement models and as patients […]

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