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DeKalb Medical Earns Baby Friendly Designation

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In 2014, DeKalb Medical became the first hospital in Georgia to achieve a Baby Friendly designation and in doing so, earned a 5-STAR Hospital Recognition from the Georgia Department of Public Health. According to John A. Shelton Jr., FACHE, president and chief executive officer of DeKalb Medical, which is located in Decatur, Ga., in order […]

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CCMH Turns IT Department into a Hybrid Shop

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On April 1, 2014, Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Lawton, Okla., took a bold step with its department of information technology. Once a fully outsourced shop primarily devoted to McKesson, the largest hospital west of Oklahoma City brought its outsourced personnel entirely in-house and implemented a remote-support model, mixed and matched from a few […]

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Here’s Valuable Advice from One Interim CEO on How to Manage a Hospital During a Leadership Transition

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Abner King, chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer at Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho, discusses the challenges in managing a hospital during a leadership transition. He also recounts Steele’s success with its “Creating a Culture of Service Excellence” Initiative.      

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5 Lessons Healthcare Executives Have Learned about EHR Integration

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HCE talked with four healthcare leaders about what they have learned from the integration of electronic health records at their respective organizations. We have listed five of these lessons below: 1.)    Centralize all of your corporate processes around the EHR. Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, president of Advanced Urology Centers of New York, said his organization […]

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CMC is Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LA County

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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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Here’s How One Hospital Mastered Chronic Disease Management

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Mark Boucot, president and chief executive officer of Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Md., reviews the organization’s approach to managing chronic diseases and discusses how this initiative has opened the door to valuable partnerships.    

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Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace

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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and business models to accommodate new rules and a new generation of consumers. Ameritas, which is headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., has adjusted to the reform marketplace […]

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

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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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Tuba City Regional Explores Ways to Expand Access within Navajo Nation

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With unique challenges to funding and its patient population, Tuba City Regional Health Care is committed to serving the residents of the Navajo and Hopi reservations in and around Tuba City, Ariz. Tuba City Regional Health Care is a 638 self-determination organization, which means it receives some funding from the Indian Health Services, but it […]

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

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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