Finance & Mergers/Acquisitions

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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Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 2 of 3)

April 27, 2016
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On Monday, we began a three-part series on the differing perspectives among healthcare leaders regarding the physician-shortage crisis. In Part 1, Rob Coulton, executive director of professional affairs at the Cleveland Clinic, explained how academic medical centers are confronting the shortage from a long-term perspective. Today, we continue our series with Marissa Schimmel, director of […]

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PCCN Forms Largest Pediatric Clinically Integrated Network in Arizona

April 20, 2016
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Shared savings. Population management. Risk. Physician leadership. These are the commonly heard buzzwords in the healthcare industry today, and more and more hospitals and healthcare systems are trying to implement the concepts behind these terms within their care-delivery models. Increasingly, hospitals and providers of adult medicine have looked to clinically integrated networks as a strategy […]

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CMC is Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LA County

March 16, 2016
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In 2013, College Medical Center (CMC) acquired the assets that had been Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Calif. Pacific Hospital had served the workers-comp and spinal-surgery needs of the Long Beach patient population for more than half a century. CMC transitioned the organization to a true community hospital and established a unique partnership with Molina […]

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Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients

March 9, 2016
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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 specializes in sub-acute rehabilitation. Its services include 24-hour skilled nursing care; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; wound management; and hospice care services. From the […]

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St. Joseph’s Hospital Invests in Community to Improve Care

March 4, 2016

Understanding the community an organization serves is one of the keys to successfully transitioning to population health. Many hospitals are discovering they need to engage their patient population in ways previously not considered, with transportation challenges, poverty, and literacy comprising some of the intricate issues that prevent patients from adhering to a treatment plan. St. […]

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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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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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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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