Innovators

Ozarks Medical Center Focuses on How Patients Define Quality Care

February 26, 2016
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When Thomas Keller began his tenure as president and chief executive officer of Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., on Feb. 17, 2014, he brought with him one simply worded question that would serve as the foundation of his first year: How does the patient define quality care? “One of the things hospitals always […]

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HHHS Joins with Other Community Organizations to Provide Continuous Care

February 18, 2016
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Creating hospital and community partnerships is key to delivering quality, seamless healthcare for future generations. This holds true in Canada as well as the United States, where the country is focused on improving outcomes, reducing chronic disease, and responding to the increasing numbers of Baby Boomers who need healthcare services. In Haliburton County, Ontario, Haliburton […]

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Emanuel Medical Counters Rural Challenges by Embracing Progress

February 16, 2016
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Prior to becoming chief operating officer of Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, Ga., Damien Scott, PT, MS, OCS, had a lengthy career as a physical therapist. But he eventually tired of the overwhelming negativity toward change that trickled down from his administrators and decided to transition into healthcare leadership, hoping he could have a positive […]

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Cheyenne Regional Leads State with Wyoming Institute of Population Health

February 12, 2016
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Dr. Phyllis Sherard, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Population Health; Greg O’Barr, Director, Business Development and Analysis; and Dr. Judit Olah, Director, Analytics for Population Health Division, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming. With 222 beds, it was honored by CMS with […]

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Advocate Lutheran Breaks Down Silos with Commonsense Solutions

February 10, 2016
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As healthcare reform continues to impact the provision of care across the United States, it has become increasingly evident that hospitals and other healthcare organizations can no longer afford to operate in silos. However, silos are often constructed among departments within the same healthcare organization. Recent initiatives at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, […]

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Advocate Christ Improves ICU Care by Engaging Physician Leaders

February 8, 2016
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Passionate, committed leadership is at the heart of any transformation project. As models of care change, hospitals need focused leaders who are excited about innovation and willing to lead the charge into new, uncharted territories. About nine years ago, Kenneth W. Lukhard joined Advocate Christ Medical Center, located in Oak Lawn, Ill., as president and […]

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West Park Hospital Nearing Completion of Facility Master Plan

February 5, 2016
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Doug McMillan, chief executive officer of West Park Hospital District in Cody, Wyo., a critical-access hospital located on the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, is a rare breed among modern healthcare executives. He has held his title of CEO at WPH for more than 17 years. This longevity has afforded him the benefit and […]

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Virginia Urology Reduces ER Usage with 24-Hour Hotline

February 3, 2016
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Headquartered in the Greater Richmond region, Virginia Urology has eight locations and two surgery centers spread throughout its service area. It also holds a joint venture with a local hospital system for radiation oncology. Originally established 75 years ago, a merger in 1995 left the company poised for organic growth through physician recruitment. Currently, Virginia […]

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Virginia Garcia Unites Care Teams in Managing Population Health

February 1, 2016
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Gil Muñoz, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center by Patricia Chaney Historically, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have always had to provide cost-effective, high-quality care for patients who are most in need. Perhaps this is why many of these centers have been quietly ahead of much of the healthcare industry in focusing […]

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Here’s How One Hospital Found Growth through Outside Partnerships and Provider Engagement

February 1, 2016
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Jacqueline M. Attlesey-Pries, MS, RN, CENP, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Boulder Community Health in Boulder, Colo., details the initiatives that have strengthened the hospital’s partnerships with other healthcare organizations and increased engagement with its providers and medical staff.    

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