LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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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…

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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
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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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Interior Health Authority: Malcolm Griffin, CIO for I.M.I.T.

Malcolm Griffin is the Chief Information Officer for the Information Management & Information Technology (IMIT) Department of Interior Health Authority, one of six health authorities in British Columbia. It serves 265,000 square kilometers and a population of about 750,000. As a predominantly rural health authority–the largest city has a population of 175,000–the organization is wired […]

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Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario: Michel Bilodeau, President and CEO

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is never referred to by its full name. Everyone in the region knows what CHEO is; an institution in its own right, one of the few stand-alone pediatric hospitals in Canada. The 36 year-old hospital has 167 beds and the largest pediatric emergency room in the province with about […]

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Children’s Hospital Boston: Charles Weinstein, Esq., VP for Real Estate, Planning & Development

Land in Boston is at a premium and construction in the city’s Longwood Medical Area, among the densest healthcare centers in the world, comes with a price tag that computes to $150,000 an FAR foot (based on the floor area ration that can ultimately be constructed on a particular site). Children’s Hospital Boston sits alongside […]

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Fauquier Health: Rodger Baker, President and CEO

In the American healthcare market, many independent physician practices are finding it harder to survive; some consider mergers with hospitals or health systems so that they can continue providing care. Fauquier Health in Warrenton, Virginia, provides quality care in its facilities, and also supports local physicians to keep vital services in the community. “We work […]

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Baptist Health System: Shane Spees, President and CEO

In the face of healthcare reform, tightening costs and coordinating independent and hospital-employed physicians, healthcare systems are seeking innovative ways to provide care and create a positive environment for employees. Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, chose to use the organization’s mission and values to reinvigorate the process of providing care, improving quality indicators as […]

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Kingston General Hospital: Ted Darby, VP of Planning and Facilities

With constant advancements in technology and increased focus on patient and family centered care, many hospitals are finding that their facilities need upgrades to meet these changes and new demands. But knowing where to begin addressing these needs and how to adapt new technology to existing facilities can be challenging. Ted Darby, vice president of […]

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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital: Josh Urban, COO

The largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the state of Texas is Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. One of the top performing eleven hospitals in the System is Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital which has provided high quality, patient- and family-centered care since it opened its doors 25 years ago in 1985. It is a 252 private […]

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Mountain View Regional Hospital: Don Burris, CEO

The Mountain View Regional Hospital opened in Casper, Wyoming in June of 2008. It is a 23-bed, specialty surgery hospital that is 50% physician owned. Its corporate partner is National Surgical Hospitals based in Chicago, Illinois. It began as a hospital specializing in neurosurgery, but in the short time it has been in operation the […]

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Parkview Hospital: Ann Fagan-Cook, CEO and Administrator

Last year when a bus wrecked in icy conditions on an interstate in the Texas panhandle, Parkview Hospital received 29 patients all at once. That’s a significant load for a 16-bed hospital that serves a 908 square mile service area that averages less than seven people per square mile. Within 20 minutes, the entire staff […]

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San Jacinto Methodist Hospital: Dan Newman, VP of Ancillary and Support Services & Business Practices Officer

With economic changes in the healthcare market, hospital systems are focused more than ever on ways to improve quality and control costs. It’s important to invest in technology and patient services to stay competitive in the market, but in today’s reform-oriented climate, those investments must be evaluated against lower reimbursements and strict hospital budgets. San […]

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