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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] 10 Best Practices in Strategic Planning for Hospital Practices | Judge Sides With Phoebe Putney Over FTC, Says Free to Acquire HCA's Palmyra | CHS to Sell Two Okla. Hospitals to Ardent Health | CHI to Acquire Nebraska Heart |
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July 1, 2011


1. 5 Steps to Successful Hospital-Physician Integration. Click Here  


2. 10 Best Practices in Strategic Planning for Hospital Practices. Click Here     


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4. Judge Sides With Phoebe Putney Over FTC, Says Free to Acquire Palmyra. Click Here   


5. Community Health Systems to Sell Two Oklahoma Hospitals to Ardent Health. Click Here


6. Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues featuring keynote speakers Sam Donaldson, Adrian Gostick and Bill Walton (October 27-29; Chicago). To register or learn more, Click Here.  


7. Catholic Health Initiatives to Acquire Nebraska Heart. Click Here; HCA to Acquire Galichia Heart Hospital in Kansas. Click Here  


8. Free Webinar: Guaranteed Resource Use: New Savings and New Revenues (Wednesday, July 20; 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). To register for this webinar, Click Here. 


9. Illinois Health Facilities Board Rejects Proposals for Two New Hospitals. Click Here  


10. Top 20 Fastest Growing Positions at Hospitals and Health Systems in 2011. Click Here     



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This exclusive conference brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.


The best minds in the ASC field will discuss opportunities for ASCs plus provide practical and immediately useful guidance on how to bring in more cases; improve reimbursement; manage, reduce and benchmark costs; introduce new specialties; engineer a turnaround; work on joint-ventures with hospitals and much, much more.


Highlights include:

- 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers

- Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball  Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy  

- Earn CME, CASC, CEU Credits


Here are just five of the outstanding presentations at the conference:  


1. Cost Reduction & Benchmarking: 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits - Rob Westergard, CPA, CFO, Susan Kirzirian, COO, and Ann Geier, Vice President of Operations, ASCOA 


2. Physican-Hospital Joint Ventures: How to Resolve Conflict and Keep the Venture Thriving - Dawn McLane, Regional VP, Health Inventures, Tom Yerden, CEO, TRY Healthcare Solutions  


3. Anti Kickback and Stark Act Compliance: Common Issues for ASCs - Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner, McGuireWoods, and Lainey Gilmer, JD, McGuireWoods 


4. Accreditation 101: Everything You Need to Know About Accreditation - Bernard McDonnell, DO, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program  


5. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies  


Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail .



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