AHA Services Announces Partnership with Morgan Hunter HealthSearch

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AHA Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arkansas Hospital Association, is proud to announce a new partnership with Morgan Hunter HealthSearch (MHHS).  MHHS provides leadership recruitment services for both interim and permanent positions, beginning at the manager level through the “C” suite.  MHHS offers an innovative performance-based retainer process for permanent positions, which combines… Read more »

Susan B. Allen Names Jim Kirkbride President and CEO

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News Release   Contact:           Gene Kimble Director of Marketing (316) 322-4543 e-mail:  gkimble@sbamh.org   SUSAN B. ALLEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NAMES JAMES (JIM) KIRKBRIDE PRESIDENT AND CEO   For Immediate Release January 27, 2016   The Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees has announced the hiring of James “Jim” Kirkbride, MBA, RT (R) as… Read more »

Intelligence Report: Financial Health Calls for a Clinical Strategy

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Michael Zeis, for HealthLeaders Media, June 26, 2014 Cost containment and revenue cycle activities involve buttressing the organization’s fiscal health through smart spending and ensuring funds that are owed to the organization are, after all, delivered to the organization. Traditional approaches to cost containment often are part of the annual budgeting process, directed by the… Read more »

Call to Action: Why CEO Recruitment Must Change

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Written by Daniel J. Sinnott, CEO, Sinnott Executive Consulting | June 17, 2014   This is a call to action for all healthcare board members, system leaders and recruitment industry leaders. There needs to be a fundamental shift in the way CEO/executive recruitment is done throughout the healthcare industry — specifically the “position description.” Before the… Read more »

7 Things CEOs Can Do Today to Advance Their Careers

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Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | June 24, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid change, including technological advances and new entrants into the market. Hospital and health system CEOs all want to succeed in the new environment, and below are seven things CEOs can do for their careers… Read more »

4 Ways Clinical Analytics Help Sustain a Successful ACO Model

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Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | May 27, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   From population health management to identifying gaps in care, clinical analytics play a vital role in accountable care. Dave Caldwell, executive vice president at Campbell, Calif-based Certify Data Systems, a subsidiary of Humana, provides fourways clinical analytics can be used… Read more »

Are hospital mergers destined to fail?

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May 5, 2014 | By Ilene MacDonald, Fierce Healthcare   James Orlikoff: History shows most partnerships don’t reduce costs or improve care Although hospitals and health systems continue to forge ahead with mergers and acquisitions in an effort to reduce costs and improve care, if history is an indicator, most of these partnerships will fail,… Read more »

4 Flawed State-Based Exchanges Cost $474M in Federal Funds

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Written by Helen Adamopoulos (Twitter | Google+)  | May 12, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   The federal government spent a total of $474 million on the development of four state-based health insurance exchanges that floundered because of technical problems, according to a Politico report. Massachusetts spent $57 million on the Massachusetts Health Connector, which has… Read more »

Rural Vs. Urban Patient Care: 8 Findings

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Written by Akanksha Jayanthi (Twitter | Google+)  | April 25, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   In 2010, 17 percent of the nation’s population lived in rural areas. Rural hospitals saw 4.1 million inpatients, compared to urban hospitals that saw 31 million inpatients, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report. Here are eight more… Read more »

5 Things to Know About Rural Hospitals and Financial Pressures

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Written by Helen Adamopoulos (Twitter | Google+)  | May 12, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   Shrinking government funding, the increasing cost of providing care and other industry shifts have put a growing amount of pressure on rural hospitals’ finances, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Here are five key things to know… Read more »