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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 the county of Los Angeles following the Watts Riots as a public hospital. It served a low-income, medically underserved community of 1.3 million people. […]

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Here’s How One Hospital Was Successful in Constructing a Brand-New 110-Bed Physical Rehabilitation Facility

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Paul Dongilli, PhD, chief executive officer at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., recounts the construction of a brand-new 110-bed physical rehabilitation hospital in Omaha and explains why the project has been successful so far.      

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Gramercy Strives to be a Cost-Effective Alternative within Healthcare

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Gramercy Surgery Center, a freestanding, Article 28 facility, was founded in 2006 by Katy R. Chiang, chief executive officer and president. It is operated and managed by Jeffrey Flynn, chief operating officer and administrator, who joined the center when it was established. Located in New York City, Gramercy is one of Manhattan’s leading multispecialty centers. […]

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Liaison Brings Integrated Security to Healthcare IT Platforms

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In a world of healthcare start-ups, Liaison Technologies stands out from the crowd, especially in 2014 when the company was lauded with numerous honors and recognitions. In November 2014, for example, the company was included on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, placing it among the fastest-growing North America technology companies. Gartner also named Liaison a leader […]

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DeKalb Medical Earns Baby Friendly Designation

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In 2014, DeKalb Medical became the first hospital in Georgia to achieve a Baby Friendly designation and in doing so, earned a 5-STAR Hospital Recognition from the Georgia Department of Public Health. According to John A. Shelton Jr., FACHE, president and chief executive officer of DeKalb Medical, which is located in Decatur, Ga., in order […]

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CCMH Turns IT Department into a Hybrid Shop

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On April 1, 2014, Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Lawton, Okla., took a bold step with its department of information technology. Once a fully outsourced shop primarily devoted to McKesson, the largest hospital west of Oklahoma City brought its outsourced personnel entirely in-house and implemented a remote-support model, mixed and matched from a few […]

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Here’s Valuable Advice from One Interim CEO on How to Manage a Hospital During a Leadership Transition

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Abner King, chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer at Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho, discusses the challenges in managing a hospital during a leadership transition. He also recounts Steele’s success with its “Creating a Culture of Service Excellence” Initiative.      

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CMC is Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LA County

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In 2013, College Medical Center (CMC) acquired the assets that had been Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Calif. Pacific Hospital had served the workers-comp and spinal-surgery needs of the Long Beach patient population for more than half a century. CMC transitioned the organization to a true community hospital and established a unique partnership with Molina […]

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Here’s How One Hospital Mastered Chronic Disease Management

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Mark Boucot, president and chief executive officer of Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Md., reviews the organization’s approach to managing chronic diseases and discusses how this initiative has opened the door to valuable partnerships.    

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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 business models to accommodate new rules and a new generation of consumers. Ameritas, which is headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., has adjusted to the reform marketplace […]

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