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Hospitals Can Restore™ ACA Compliance

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as PPACA or ACA for short, is arguably the most influential driver of policy and operational decisions by hospitals across the country. Hospitals are aggressively working to maximize revenues under new regulations and payment methodologies. In FFY13, Medicare began replacing a small portion of traditional Medicare payments […]

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Capella Healthcare’s Goal is to Forge Partnerships that Make Communities Better

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Michael Wiechart, President and Chief Executive Officer Capella Healthcare may be in the business of acquiring and partnering with community hospitals for the sake of building strong local healthcare systems, but the organization has not embraced some of the approaches common in today’s marketplace. Rather, Capella approaches all potential partners, in the words of Michael […]

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Las Vegas Health System Sees Market Share Triple after Integration

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The Dignity Health system of hospitals has been making rapid gains in market share within the competitive Las Vegas Valley. Case in point, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, located in Henderson, Nev., is the only not-for-profit, religiously affiliated health system in the area. Since 2000, St. Rose has expanded from one hospital to three acute-care facilities, […]

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Flint Hills Achieves Impressive Outcomes with Dental Program

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Phillip Davis, Chief Executive Officer by Pete Fernbaugh When Phillip Davis first came to Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia, Kan., three years ago after spending eight years with Community Health Center of Central Missouri as chief financial officer, he walked into an organization that was suffering from a shortage of funds and staff […]

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Start-Up Company Backed by Famous Health System Brings Proven Solutions to Marketplace

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Earl Steinberg, M.D., MPP, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Earl Steinberg was hired by Geisinger Health System, one of the most prominent integrated healthcare delivery systems in the United States, after accumulating 30 years of experience in various healthcare organizations. Steinberg’s diverse background includes 12 years as a medical professor and researcher at Johns Hopkins University, […]

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New York City Hospital Brings Care to Homeless Population

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Shani N. Andre, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President Federally Qualified Health Centers provide a valued service to underserved populations across the country. In New York City, one center offers dedicated service to the homeless population. About 80 percent of New York City’s homeless population is comprised of families, and many are victims of domestic […]

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Pennsylvania Physician-Owned Hospital Experiences Transformative Year in 2013

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Chris Doyle, Chief Executive Officer Chris Doyle joined Physicians Care Surgical Hospital in Royersford, Penn., on March 25, 2013, after the organization partnered with the internationally renowned Rothman Institute. Physicians Care Surgical Hospital was originally founded by community surgeons, including Drs. Larry Feiner and Fred Liss, who were seeking to advance specialty care in the […]

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New CEO at Nevada Acute Care Hospital Builds on Organization’s Past Successes

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Alan Olive, Chief Executive Officer Alan Olive has been with Northern Nevada Medical Center, a 108-bed acute-care hospital that sits on 23 hillside acres in Sparks, Nevada, for less than a year. In many ways, he was fortunate, he said, to walk into an organization that was already driven and committed to excellence. As its […]

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Cancer Center Works to Foster Collaboration among Oncology Care Providers

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Steven L. D’Amato, Executive Director As the largest private practice in Maine, the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine & Blood Disorders (MCCM) has four locations throughout the state: Biddeford, Brunswick, Sanford, and Scarborough. Steven L. D’Amato has been MCCM’s executive director since 2011. D’Amato is a pharmacist by training, and early in his career, he […]

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Louisiana Teaching Hospital Successfully Navigates Ownership Change

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Cindy Nuesslein, Chief Executive Officer Over the course of five months in 2013, Interim LSU Hospital (ILH) in New Orleans, La., experienced significant changes in operations and ownership through a public-private partnership. During those five months, the organization went from being a state-managed hospital facing deep budget cuts and layoffs to being a privately managed, […]

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