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CHLA Completes Conversion of ED from Paper to Electronic

March 12, 2015
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Dr. Sajjad Yacoob, chief medical information officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif., reviews the initiative that enabled CHLA to complete the conversion of its emergency department from paper to fully electronic.  

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UAB Aggregates Data for Better Understanding of Mortality Rates

March 10, 2015
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Dr. Martin J. Heslin, associate director for clinical programs at UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Ala., delineates the process they began in mid-2011 to collect and examine data related to mortality rates in order to gain a better understanding of why patients die during surgical services.  

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Caro Community Fills Patient Population’s Health and Wellness Deficit

March 6, 2015
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Marc Augsburger, chief executive officer of Caro Community Hospital in Caro, Mich., recounts the organization’s efforts to confront the health and wellness deficit among its patient population, a deficit that was revealed to them through a community health needs assessment.  

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Tuba City Regional Expands Care to Navajo Nation

March 4, 2015
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Lynette Bonar, CEO of Tuba City Regional Health Care in Tuba City, Ariz., details the various ways in which her organization has expanded care within their community,which is located within the Navajo Nation.  

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PVI Advocates for the Patient, Insisting Their Voice be Heard

February 24, 2015
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Pat Mastors and Diane Stollenwerk, co-founders of the Patient Voice Institute, talk about the importance of advocating for patients and having their voices heard by those who are implementing far-reaching changes within the nation’s healthcare industry.  

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Beaver County Hospital’s Alignment with St. Anthony Enriches Care Delivery

February 19, 2015
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Alissa Schlessman, administrator at Beaver County Hospital Authority in Beaver, Okla., discusses the ways in which the organization’s 2009 alignment with St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City has enriched their ability to provide care to the surrounding rural communities.  

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OSU Medical Center and Mercy Health Successfully Integrate Cultures

February 18, 2015
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On May 1,  2014, Mercy Health System was announced as the  medical organization selected to manage the 249-bed OSU Medical Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla. In this conversation, Rhett Stover, president and chief executive officer of OSU Medical Center, discusses the initiatives that were implemented in order to integrate the cultures of both organizations.

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Suncoast Hospice Rebrands Itself as Empath Health

January 29, 2015
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Rafael J. Sciullo, president and chief executive officer of Empath Health in Clearwater, Fla., explains why Suncoast Hospice rebranded itself as Empath Health.  

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Empire Health Experiences Rapid Results from Two Initiatives

January 27, 2015
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Antony Chiang, president of Empire Health Foundation in Spokane, Wash., describes the rapid results his organization has seen from two initiatives: Dental Emergencies Needing Treatment (DENT) and the In-Person Assistance Network.  

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EASTAR Health Benefits from Capella Acquisition

January 20, 2015
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Dr. Jay Gregory, chief medical officer of EASTAR Health System in Muskogee, Okla., discusses a few of the initiatives that followed Capella Healthcare’s acquisition of the system.  

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