Finance & Mergers/Acquisitions

The Key to JCH’s Financial Success: Communication

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When Jon Wade began his tenure as chief executive officer of Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, Ill., on Aug. 5, 2013, he was tasked with one overarching priority: turn the organization around financially. The hospital board told him, in no uncertain terms, that they wanted to see a definitive margin from core operations. At the […]

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Alivio Medical Finds Success with Peers for Progress

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Esther Corpuz, Chief Executive Officer, Alivio Medical Center by Pete Fernbaugh Esther Corpuz arrived at Alivio Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., as chief executive officer nine months ago after spending the majority of her career working for Tenet Healthcare, the second largest investor-owned healthcare system in the country. For Corpuz, transferring to Alivio was a […]

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PBOI Improves Revenue Cycles through Front-End Management

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In our last article on Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute (PBOI), which is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Brian Bizub, chief executive officer, discussed two groundbreaking initiatives: implementing a post-surgical DME program and opening commercial pharmacies in physician group practices. PBOI is the top orthopedic institute in the southeast and is spread across four locations […]

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Here’s How One West Virginia Healthcare System Centralized the IT Department

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Christopher C. Colenda, MD, MPH, president and chief executive officer of West Virginia United Health System in Fairmont, W.V., details the initiatives that centralized the organization’s IT department and systemized its capital investments.        

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Here’s How Your Hospital Can Save Money and Still Make Patients and Providers Happy

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Patrick Spaude, information technology manager at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minn., reviews his organization’s initiative to manage patient and provider satisfaction while saving money.        

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NEA Improves Outcomes with New Hospital and Clinic

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Brad Parsons, administrator and chief executive officer of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., recounts the construction and opening of the organization’s brand-new 800,000 sq. ft. hospital and 250,000 sq. ft. physicians clinic.    

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Advocate Lutheran is Making Progress on Key Initiatives

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Barbara Weber, chief operating officer at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., gives us an update on several patient-centered initiatives and explores the impact they’re having on the hospital as a whole.* These initiatives were originally covered in the May/June 2015 issue of HCE. The Feature Article on Advocate Lutheran can be found […]

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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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Saint Luke’s Health System Creates Unified System of Care

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Katherine A. Howell, RN, Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive by Patricia Chaney Silos of care based on specialty have long been a trademark of the healthcare world. As more hospitals are merging to form larger systems, however, new models of care are needed to break down these silos and develop methods of care delivery […]

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MRHC’s Recovery is a Remarkable Story of Transformation

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David Keith, president and chief executive officer of McAlester Regional Health Center in McAlester, Okla., revisits the journey that led his organization to a stunning financial turnaround and cultural transformation.  

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