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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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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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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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Liaison Brings Integrated Security to Healthcare IT Platforms

April 5, 2016
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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

March 30, 2016
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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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Here’s How One Healthcare Network Developed a Successful Care Coordination Model

March 2, 2016
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Teri Sholder, chief quality officer at Kettering Health Network in Miamisburg, Ohio, recounts their efforts to define quality and to develop a care coordination model.  

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Sensiotec Reconfigures Data Collection with Cross-Platform Sensor Solution

February 29, 2016
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Atlanta, Ga., has evolved into a hub of innovation for medical-device start-ups, thanks in part to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and its flagship program, ATDC Select, which serves as one of the top incubators for high-potential startups in the United States. In 2013, ATDC Select recruited Sensiotec, a leading […]

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Here’s How One Hospital Found Growth through Outside Partnerships and Provider Engagement

February 1, 2016
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Jacqueline M. Attlesey-Pries, MS, RN, CENP, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Boulder Community Health in Boulder, Colo., details the initiatives that have strengthened the hospital’s partnerships with other healthcare organizations and increased engagement with its providers and medical staff.    

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These Healthcare Leaders Explain Why a Culture of Goodness Leads to Success

January 20, 2016
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Phillip Lowe, chief executive officer, and Dr. Amandeep Singh, chief medical officer, of Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Ind., review their efforts to create a culture of goodness within the organization.      

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