LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
Posted 4 years ago

Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term …
HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
Posted 5 years ago

In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
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…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
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…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 3 of 5)

We continue our look at the reasons why doctors want to be hired by healthcare organizations and at the various issues and factors behind hiring physicians. As Karen Minich-Pourshadi asks in her March 2013 article for HealthLeaders magazine, Exactly why do doctors favor employment over a joint-venture partnership? One reason is obvious: saving money. Britt […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 2 of 5)

Last Thursday, we began looking at this article by Karen Minich-Pourshadi from the March 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine that takes an in-depth look at why doctors are increasingly seeking hospital employment and how a healthcare organization can make the best decisions about which physicians they’re hiring. First, it’s important to understand that there are […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 1 of 5)

With healthcare’s continued paradigm shift evolving in unpredictable ways, a new trend is taking root in the industry, one that will drastically redefine how organizations align themselves in the future. As Karen Minich-Pourshadi explains it in the March 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine, “In the years to come, experts may look back on healthcare reform […]

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Da Vinci Robot Comes Under Scrutiny

Many of the organizations HCE has interviewed over the years have invested millions of dollars in the popular da Vinci surgical robot. When asked, these organizations almost always give the robot positive reviews and feel the investment was worthwhile. However, as The Associated Press reports, “The Food and Drug Administration is looking into an increase […]

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UPMC CIO Predicts Healthcare IT Trends

UPMC is one of the most successful and prominent healthcare providers in the country. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa., this “$10-billion nonprofit company…crosses many lines in healthcare–it’s a huge care provider, a 2-million–member insurance company, a research institution, employer of 55,000 people, and even an investor in technology companies,” Chris Murphy writes at InformationWeek. Murphy interviewed […]

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Three North Carolina Hospitals Questioned About 340B Profits

When interviewing healthcare executives, HCE frequently hears the terms “accountability” and “transparency” used and what the government expects from them with increasingly intense scrutiny. This next story may be a difficult pill to swallow, especially considering the lack of accountability and transparency to which Congress is held. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is questioning the […]

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Maine Hospitals Incur Great Debt to Expand and Upgrade Facilities

It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that cash flow is exceedingly difficult for hospitals to come by, especially with reimbursement cuts and the burden of federal and state debt. Yet hospitals have capital investments that need to be made and facilities that need to be expanded, upgraded, or replaced, sometimes all three. […]

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A Tale of Two Letters (Part 2 of 2): AMA Challenges CMS on Federal HIE Standards

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey was discussed in our last post. The second challenge from the American […]

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A Tale of Two Letters (Part 1 of 2): AHA Challenges CMS’ Newly Proposed Patient Experience Survey

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey is detailed below. The second challenge from the American Medical Association on […]

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Remembering the Second Victim (Part 3 of 3)

In our previous post, we continued our look at the second victim involved in an adverse event, the provider, and explored ways in which a healthcare organization can provide emotional support for those victims. But what are some of the barriers to that support? And what kind of a design can you institute for your […]

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