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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Beating Your Hospital's "Personal Best": Q&A With Hospital for Special Surgery CEO Louis Shapiro | 11 Recent Hospital Exec Moves | Steward to Acquire Quincy Med Center | Spectrum Health Creates Physician Alliance |
Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

July 5, 2011


1. 11 Recent Hospital and Health System Executive Moves. Click Here 


2. Beating Your Hospital's "Personal Best": Q&A With Hospital for Special Surgery CEO Louis Shapiro. Click Here      


3. Steward to Acquire Massachusetts' Quincy Medical Center. Click Here   


4. 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.  


5. Trends in Hospital Executive Compensation: Q&A With Deedra Hartung of Cejka Executive Search. Click Here     


6. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launches Online Directory to Compare Local Hospitals, Physician. Click Here


7. Michigan's Spectrum Health Creates Physician Alliance to Promote Integration. Click Here  


8. Judge: Randolph Medical Center Cannot File for Bankruptcy. Click Here


9. Judge Dismisses Age Discrimination Suit by Former Battle Creek Health CEO.Click Here 


10. 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. 


11. Stage 2 of Meaningful Use Projected to Stay in Line With Policy Committee Measures. Click Here     


12. 4 Benefits of Hybrid ORs. Click Here  


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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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1. Physician-Hospital Relationships  & ACOs - sponsored by Regent Surgical Health
2. Compensation Issues
Stark Act/Antikickback Statute/False Claims
4. Hospital Leadership & Executive Moves
5. Hospital Transactions & Valuation Issues- sponsored by VMG Health
6. Hospital Finance & Business News

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency - sponsored by NAPA
10. Hospital Key Specialties - sponsored by Paragon Health
11. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10
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12. Quality & Patient Safety
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