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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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St. Joseph’s Hospital Invests in Community to Improve Care

March 4, 2016

Understanding the community an organization serves is one of the keys to successfully transitioning to population health. Many hospitals are discovering they need to engage their patient population in ways previously not considered, with transportation challenges, poverty, and literacy comprising some of the intricate issues that prevent patients from adhering to a treatment plan. St. […]

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Ozarks Medical Center Focuses on How Patients Define Quality Care

February 26, 2016
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When Thomas Keller began his tenure as president and chief executive officer of Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., on Feb. 17, 2014, he brought with him one simply worded question that would serve as the foundation of his first year: How does the patient define quality care? “One of the things hospitals always […]

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HHHS Joins with Other Community Organizations to Provide Continuous Care

February 18, 2016
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Creating hospital and community partnerships is key to delivering quality, seamless healthcare for future generations. This holds true in Canada as well as the United States, where the country is focused on improving outcomes, reducing chronic disease, and responding to the increasing numbers of Baby Boomers who need healthcare services. In Haliburton County, Ontario, Haliburton […]

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Advocate Lutheran Breaks Down Silos with Commonsense Solutions

February 10, 2016
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As healthcare reform continues to impact the provision of care across the United States, it has become increasingly evident that hospitals and other healthcare organizations can no longer afford to operate in silos. However, silos are often constructed among departments within the same healthcare organization. Recent initiatives at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, […]

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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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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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Alivio Medical Finds Success with Peers for Progress

January 12, 2016
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Esther Corpuz, Chief Executive Officer, Alivio Medical Center by Pete Fernbaugh Esther Corpuz arrived at Alivio Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., as chief executive officer nine months ago after spending the majority of her career working for Tenet Healthcare, the second largest investor-owned healthcare system in the country. For Corpuz, transferring to Alivio was a […]

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PBOI Improves Revenue Cycles through Front-End Management

December 29, 2015
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In our last article on Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute (PBOI), which is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Brian Bizub, chief executive officer, discussed two groundbreaking initiatives: implementing a post-surgical DME program and opening commercial pharmacies in physician group practices. PBOI is the top orthopedic institute in the southeast and is spread across four locations […]

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Here’s How One West Virginia Healthcare System Centralized the IT Department

December 23, 2015
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Christopher C. Colenda, MD, MPH, president and chief executive officer of West Virginia United Health System in Fairmont, W.V., details the initiatives that centralized the organization’s IT department and systemized its capital investments.        

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