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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 »

5 Steps For Protecting Patient Data When Dealing With Vendors

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Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | May 12, 2014, Becker’s Hospital Review   In a May 7 webinar provided by eHealth Initiative and sponsored by PwC, experts from PwC and Independence Blue Cross discussed protecting patient information and data security measures to utilize when dealing with third-party vendors and business associates. The webinar… Read more »

Interim ICU Director

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Location:  Montana Morgan Hunter HealthSearch has an immediate opportunity for an Interim ICU Director with a 146-bed hospital located in a picturesque western state. The position reports to the CNO and oversees an 8-bed ICU and 5-bed PCU department.    The main objective of the interim assignment is to stabilize a department that has experienced some recent leadership/staff issues.    About Morgan Hunter HealthSearch Morgan… Read more »

Interim ED Director

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Location:  Southwest  Morgan Hunter HealthSearch has an immediate opportunity for an Interim Emergency Department Director with a 235-bed hospital located in the Southwest. The position reports to the CNO and oversees a level 4 trauma center with approximately 50,000 annual visits.  The ED features 27 beds plus an additional 10 hall beds that are used pretty frequently.  The main objective of the… Read more »

Conquering the doctor shortage

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Lisa Bernard-Kuhn, The Cincinnati Enquirer, February 8, 2014 CINCINNATI — Waiting weeks to see a doctor. Scrambling to find one. Foregoing care altogether. Is this our future? America already doesn’t have enough doctors, with a shortage of 45,000 forecast by 2020. Exacerbating the shortage: Millions of people have new access to health coverage under the Affordable… Read more »

Interim Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services

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Location:  New York Morgan Hunter HealthSearch has an immediate need for a Interim Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services for a billion dollar plus health system.  The position has responsibility for the oversight and administration of all Behavioral Health Network (BHN) services, inpatient and outpatient.  The BHN features 9 locations, including 2 mental health centers and a 30-bed crisis intervention unit and a 30-bed… Read more »

Interim Director of Med/Surg/Telemetry

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Location:  Illinois Morgan Hunter HealthSearch has an immediate opportunity for an Interim Director of Med/Surg/Telemetry for a 53-bed unit with an ADC of 25.  The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of management in a med/surg unit.  Strong leadership is required as the CNO is looking for an assessment and feedback on department… Read more »

Interim I.T. Director

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Location:  Oregon Morgan Hunter has an immediate opening for an Interim IT Director for a 170+bed non-profit community hospital in the Northwest.  The Interim Director will be familiar with both EPIC and MEDITECH systems.  The organization will begin conversion to EPIC in May. The Director will supervise a staff of approximately 20 FTEs. This interim… Read more »

Report: Staff engagement key to patient experience

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January 17, 2014 | By Katie Sullivan, Fierce Healthcare Healthcare providers must encourage employee engagement if they want to improve patient care, according to a new report from the Point of Care Foundation in the United Kingdom.  “Staff engagement is a function of good management and teamwork, staff satisfaction and staff health and wellbeing. These are, in… Read more »