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Virginia Gay Looks to Value-Based Future with Enthusiasm and Anticipation

December 16, 2014
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Mike Riege, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Gay Hospital by Pete Fernbaugh Mike Riege, chief executive officer of Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, has been with the organization for 24 years, originally being hired as chief financial officer, then being promoted to CEO in 1992. Riege has presided over impressive growth during his tenure. In […]

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Good Help ACO Accomplishes Goals with Three Programs

September 29, 2014
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Ken Petronis, chief executive officer of Bon Secours Health System’s Good Help ACO in Marriottsville, Md., discusses the three programs that are helping Good Help achieve the goals of an ACO.  

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Menifee Valley Medical Center: Gregory R. Padilla, Administrator

March 25, 2013

There was a time when Menifee Valley Medical Center (MVMC) in Menifee, Calif., was struggling to improve its patient-satisfaction scores. “We were probably way in the cellar with our HCAHPS,” Gregory R. Padilla, administrator, said. Within seven months, however, the 84-bed MVMC, with a catchment area of approximately 150,000 people, staged a remarkable turnaround. “Now […]

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MaineHealth: Dr. Barry Blumenfeld, Chief Information Officer

March 22, 2013

It used to be that hospital IT personnel sat at the back of the boardroom during meetings and were called on as needed, but had limited involvement in the overall planning of the hospital. As Dr. Barry Blumenfeld, chief information officer at MaineHealth, jokingly described it, they were the guys running around with screwdrivers and […]

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Antelope Valley Hospital: Edward Mirzabegian, MHA , Chief Executive Officer

March 18, 2013

Antelope Valley Hospital is a $365-million, 420-bed facility that serves 1.2 million people in the greater area surrounding Lancaster, Calif., located about 60 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Offering every service except transplants, Antelope Valley hosts the second-busiest emergency room in the state of California. Because of the mountains in the area, it is […]

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Safe harbors on the way for Accountable Health Organizations

October 5, 2010
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Accountable Health Organizations have the potential to generate some of the efficiencies people admire in integrated groups like the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics.  And by 2012, ACOs will get the ultimate seal of establishment approval, qualifying for Medicare incentive payments. But will the legal structure work?  Some attorneys have begun to suggest that such groups might raise antitrust and […]

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Video: More reasons why Steve Jobs should run healthcare

September 14, 2010

In this video, Mr. Cirillo explains how the risk-taking, product-focused style of Steve Jobs might help healthcare out of some of its doldrums. He has quite a tale to tell! This post was submitted by Clara Barton.

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