LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
Posted 3 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
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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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West Park Hospital Nearing Completion of Facility Master Plan

February 5, 2016
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Doug McMillan, chief executive officer of West Park Hospital District in Cody, Wyo., a critical-access hospital located on the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, is a rare breed among modern healthcare executives. He has held his title of CEO at WPH for more than 17 years. This longevity has afforded him the benefit and […]

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Virginia Urology Reduces ER Usage with 24-Hour Hotline

February 3, 2016
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Headquartered in the Greater Richmond region, Virginia Urology has eight locations and two surgery centers spread throughout its service area. It also holds a joint venture with a local hospital system for radiation oncology. Originally established 75 years ago, a merger in 1995 left the company poised for organic growth through physician recruitment. Currently, Virginia […]

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Virginia Garcia Unites Care Teams in Managing Population Health

February 1, 2016
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Gil Muñoz, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center by Patricia Chaney Historically, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have always had to provide cost-effective, high-quality care for patients who are most in need. Perhaps this is why many of these centers have been quietly ahead of much of the healthcare industry in focusing […]

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Here’s How One Hospital Found Growth through Outside Partnerships and Provider Engagement

February 1, 2016
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Jacqueline M. Attlesey-Pries, MS, RN, CENP, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Boulder Community Health in Boulder, Colo., details the initiatives that have strengthened the hospital’s partnerships with other healthcare organizations and increased engagement with its providers and medical staff.    

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Legacy Pharmaceutical Reduces Distribution Costs

January 28, 2016
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Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, which is headquartered in St. Louis, Miss., is not your typical contract packager, Dave Spence, chief executive officer, will tell you. The company has figured out a way to eliminate several steps from the pharmaceutical distribution model. Here’s how it works: The pharmaceutical manufacturer sends its products to Legacy in bulk, and […]

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Larksfield Place Transitions to Automated Medication Dispensing

January 26, 2016
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As hospitals and other healthcare facilities rapidly change to meet new demands and implement technology, post-acute care and skilled nursing facilities have lagged, often because of legal and policy issues. Larksfield Place, a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, has implemented a major initiative to transform medication delivery. President and Chief Executive Officer Reg Hislop came […]

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Here’s a Hospital Where Quality Care is about More Than Just Benchmarks and Metrics!

January 22, 2016
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It’s no secret that community hospitals around the country are struggling, and many partner with larger organizations to remain financially viable and provide their communities with seamless access to care. By ensuring that people in smaller communities can receive the services they need close to home while being able to easily transfer to a larger […]

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These Healthcare Leaders Explain Why a Culture of Goodness Leads to Success

January 20, 2016
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Phillip Lowe, chief executive officer, and Dr. Amandeep Singh, chief medical officer, of Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Ind., review their efforts to create a culture of goodness within the organization.      

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The Key to JCH’s Financial Success: Communication

January 14, 2016
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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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JCHCC Provides Care for the Indigent and Homeless

January 13, 2016
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Even as healthcare reform provides more people with health coverage, many patients still face barriers in accessing care. For this reason, community health centers provide a vital service to indigent and homeless populations. Jefferson Community Health Care Centers (JCHCC) is a system of four clinics in Jefferson Parish, La., that are all certified Patient-Centered Medical […]

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