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Swift County-Benson Successfully Reduces Budgetary Costs

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Frank Lawatsch, chief executive officer of Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson, Minn., delves into the strategy behind his organization’s successful reduction of costs from its $13-million budget.  

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Connecticut Laboratory Seeks to be the Provider Insurance Companies and Employers Want

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James Fantus, President and Chief Executive Officer When HCE last spoke with James Fantus, president and chief executive officer of the independent, full-service Clinical Laboratory Partners in Connecticut, in 2011, we discussed the history of the organization and how it had bounced back from near-financial ruin. We also talked with Fantus about the difficulty of […]

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Boston Hospital Battles Changing Standards to Contain Costs and Enhance Efficiency

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Robert Biggio, Vice President of Facilities and Support Services Many exciting changes are happening in the way care is delivered at the bedside, but with efforts to contain costs and increase efficiency, facilities and support services are being transformed as well. Boston Medical Center (BMC) in Massachusetts is in the early stages of implementing a […]

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AcuityHealthcare is First 100% Employee-Owned U.S. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Company

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PODCAST : Edwin H. Cooper Jr., president and CEO of AcuityHealthcare, based in Charlotte, N.C., discusses the process by which his organization became the first 100-percent employee-owned long-term acute care hospital company in the United States and the impact this will have on Acuity’s future.  

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Phoenix PCMH Takes a Broad-Based Approach to Providing Care

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Avein Saaty-Tafoya, Chief Executive Officer Adelante Healthcare is a not-for-profit federally qualified health center based in Maricopa County, Ariz. The organization operates seven health centers throughout the Phoenix metro area with plans for expansion into Peoria this fall. Under healthcare reform, most care providers are seeking ways to keep patients healthy and transform the old […]

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Phoenix Hospital Finds Success with Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative from Dignity Health-St. Joseph’s

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PODCAST : Brett McClain, chief administrative officer of Dignity Health Medical Group at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., explains how his organization successfully established a patient-centered medical home.  

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Kentucky Hospital grows Cardiac Program to unprecedented levels

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PODCAST : Andre Boyd, COO, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, KY., explains how his organization became leaders in the region’s cardiac care delivery.  

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Real Estate Process initiatives at Yale New Haven Health System

PODCAST : Stephen Carbery, VP Facilities, Design, Construction, and Real Estate, Yale New Haven Health System in Connecticut, discusses a recent initiative that standardized and upgraded the organization’s real-estate processes.  

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Fletcher Allen Health Care prepares for Population Health

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PODCAST : Dr. Stephen Leffler, CMO & SVP, Fletcher Allen Health Care, details Transforming Primary Care an initiative designed to prepare the organization for population health.  

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Expense reduction strategy from Iowa Specialty Hospital

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PODCAST : Steve Simonin, CEO, Iowa Specialty Hospital discusses Expense Reduction Strategy, that brought expenses under control at the organization.     Expense Reduction Strategy details

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