Clinical Care

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term Benefits of Population Health

December 5, 2016
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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 the late 1990s. However, Brian A. Nester, DO, who has been with the organization since 1998 and president and chief executive officer since 2014, […]

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Performance Improvement Teams Unite UW Medicine as a System

November 16, 2016
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Comprised of Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest, UW Medicine has a broad footprint within the Evergreen State. As the largest provider of charity care in the state, UW Medicine served 60,000 […]

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RUMC Transforms Patient Experience through Community Commitment

May 9, 2016
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After a series of losses, Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, N.Y., has made great strides in turning around its finances, patient-satisfaction scores, and community involvement. Many organizations discover that, along with improvements in efficiency, efforts to boost patient satisfaction and community outreach also improve finances. Daniel Messina, PhD, FACHE, LNHA, has been president […]

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2 Physician Leaders Discuss Their Work in Advancing Medical Research: An HCE Original Report

May 6, 2016
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Amidst the torrent of politically oriented healthcare news and process-focused initiatives, it’s easy to overlook the numerous medical breakthroughs that are being made every day. Recently, HCE spoke with two physician leaders about their efforts in advancing medical research, one in the area of pediatric brain tumors and one in robotic surgery. If your focus […]

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Rice Memorial’s OB Stronger Thanks to TeamSTEPPS™

May 4, 2016
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Over the years, HCE has interviewed many executives, the majority of whom has found leadership and institutional success once they began adhering to a core principle: communication. Communication is the key to a successful hospital. As obvious as this principle may seem, however, it’s possible for a hospital or healthcare organization to have good communication, […]

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Physicians Care Embraces the Future of Healthcare

May 2, 2016
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When we last spoke with Chris Doyle, MBA, chief executive officer of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital in Royersford, Penn., the Rothman Institute had just opened its newest medical building. As the largest owner of Physicians Care, the Rothman Institute has coordinated with the original surgeon owners who created the hospital with the goal of achieving […]

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PCCN Forms Largest Pediatric Clinically Integrated Network in Arizona

April 20, 2016
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Shared savings. Population management. Risk. Physician leadership. These are the commonly heard buzzwords in the healthcare industry today, and more and more hospitals and healthcare systems are trying to implement the concepts behind these terms within their care-delivery models. Increasingly, hospitals and providers of adult medicine have looked to clinically integrated networks as a strategy […]

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress

April 18, 2016
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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 troubled hospitals and health systems. According to Dr. Merkin, this forced HPN to think differently and to approach problems using nontraditional strategies. In other […]

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MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start

April 12, 2016
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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

April 8, 2016
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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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