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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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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Steven M. Altschuler, CEO

June 12, 2013

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 and holds the distinction of being the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Over 150 years later, it is still breaking ground and progressing toward the future, all in the name of keeping children healthy. CHOP began as a single, 12-bed hospital. It is now a 516-bed […]

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The George Washington University Hospital: Kimberly Russo, Chief Operating Officer

June 10, 2013

With a national reputation for quality and service and a range of patients that includes heads of state, The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., holds itself to extremely high standards for patient care. “Healthcare is about providing high quality and service to patients so they can get on with their lives,” said Chief […]

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Decatur County Memorial Hospital: Linda Simmons, Chief Executive Officer

February 18, 2013

Rural hospitals provide a critical service in small communities throughout the United States, and most are finding that partnerships are vital to their survival. Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Ind., is an independent 25-bed critical-access hospital. Greensburg is located less than an hour’s drive from Indianapolis and Cincinnati and is home to more than […]

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Columbus Regional Hospital: Diana Boyer, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

February 15, 2013

Chief Information Officers at any hospital have an ever-increasing presence in today’s healthcare environment. As CIO and vice president of Columbus Regional Hospital in Indiana, Diana Boyer has faced daunting challenges over the past four years in order to get her hospital prepared for healthcare’s electronic future. Columbus Regional Hospital is a 225-bed facility with […]

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Elizabeth Cochran, MHA, Associate Vice President of Construction Design and Facilities Management

June 1, 2012

In July 2011, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles completely occupied its new 460,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility for the first time since planning began in 1999. Originally a 286-licensed bed hospital, the project added 317 more beds to the hospital for a total of 603 beds, making Children’s Hospital Los Angeles the largest Children’s Hospital in California. Conducting […]

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Pikeville Medical Center: Walter E. May, Chief Executive Officer

May 16, 2012

Pikeville Medical Center is a 261-bed acute and tertiary-care rural hospital located in Pikeville, Ky. Through diligent stewardship of its resources and devoted leadership, Pikeville has managed to defy many of the stereotypes traditionally applied to rural healthcare. A not-for-profit Christian organization formerly affiliated with the Methodist denomination, Pikeville changed its approach a number of […]

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Parkview Adventist Medical Center: Bill McQuaid, Chief Information Officer

May 15, 2012

One small community hospital in Maine has made huge strides in information technology, receiving national recognition for the implementation of its electronic medical records (EMRs). Parkview Adventist Medical Center is a 55-bed general acute-care hospital that sees about 1,200 annual admissions, receives about 12,000 emergency-department visits each year, and performs about 2,000 to 3,000 surgeries […]

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Harrison Medical Center: Adar Palis, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

May 9, 2012

Harrison Medical Center was founded in 1918 as a community hospital. In 2012, it stands as its area’s busiest medical center, consisting of two main campuses in the state of Washington, one in Bremerton and the other in Silverdale. A non-profit organization, Harrison also has locations in Port Orchard, Belfair, and Poulsbo, and a number […]

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Garfield County Hospital: Andrew Craigie, Chief Executive Officer

May 8, 2012

Perhaps some of the hardest-hit hospitals these days are small, rural critical-access hospitals. Garfield County Hospital in Pomeroy, Wash., is currently facing significant challenges to ensure its doors stay open so it can continue to provide care to the community that depends on it. Garfield County Hospital services a fairly large geographic area with a […]

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