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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

Oct. 10, 2011


1. 200 Hospital Benchmarks. Click Here     


2. From Stable to Negative: 6 Reasons Behind Gloomy Non-Profit Hospital Outlooks. Click Here    


3. Washington's Providence, Swedish to Combine but Keep Individual Brands. Click Here     


4. NewYork-Presbyterian to Pay $995k to Settle Medicare Fraud Charges. Click Here       


5. Upcoming Webinar! Becker's Hospital Review's Health System CEO Webinar - The State of the Industry; Clear Strategies for 2012 (Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CST) -- sponsored by MedAssets. To register for this webinar, Click Here.


6. Leading Change With Vigor: 6 Questions and Answers for Hospital CEOs. Click Here        


7. 21 Hospital & Health System Executives Moves.  Click Here


8. Fewer than 100 Spots Remain for the Best Annual ASC Business, Legal and Clinical Conference: The 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference -- Improving Profitably and Business and Legal Issues, Oct. 27-29, Chicago. Features Keynote Speakers 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. To learn more and register, Click Here   


9. UPMC Conducts Internal Review of Roughly 400 Cardiac Stent Procedures. Click Here    


10. California Nurses Assn Files Complaint Alleging Sutter Imposed Illegal Lockout. Click Here       


11. Creating a Culture of Open Communication in a Hospital OR. Click Here  


Visit our other publications: Becker's ASC Review & Becker's Orthopedic Spine Review.   


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Oct. 27-29, 2011

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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:

- 90 Sessions, 132 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. How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Accelerate Performance - Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy 


2. The View From Washington: Politics, Healthcare Reform and the 2012 Election - Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran 


3. The Best Ideas to Improve Volume and Profits - Bryan Zowin, President, Physician Advantage, John C. Steinmann, MD,Renovis Surgical Technologies, Robin Fowler, MD, Executive Director and Owner, Interventional Management Services, and Keith Metz, MD 


4. Key Concepts to Fixing Physician Hospital Joint Ventures Gone South - Brent W. Lambert, MD, Principal & Founder, and Luke Lambert, CEO, ASCOA 


5. Managed Care Negotiation Strategies - Naya Kehayes, CEO & Managing Principal, and Matt Kilton, Principal and COO, EVEIA HEALTH Consulting and Management


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 Management & Administration

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

35 Companies To Know 

1. Objective Health: 

2. Surgical Directions:  

3. Surgical Care Affiliates:    

4. VMG Health:;     

5. TeamHealth: 

 6. Radisphere: 

7. NPAS:

8. GE: 

9. Paragon Health:  

10. ASCOA:

11. Cogent Healthcare:

12. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
13. athenahealth:
14. Premier:
15. MedeAnalytics:
16. Cejka Executive Search:  
. NAPA Anesthesia:
Somnia Anesthesia:;
19. HealthCare Appraisers:
20. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
22. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
23. West Coast Medical:;
24. Symbion:;
25. Pinnacle III:;   
26. Lancaster Pollard:    
27. LexisNexis: 
28. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
29. People's Capital:  
30. CEP America:
31. NCO:
32. Enhance Healthcare:

33. SDI:   

34. Lawson:

35. TeleTracking:; 


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