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Learning from the best

By Linda Wilson  |  November 19, 2007

When the Cleveland Clinic decided to launch a cardiovascular services program in 2001 at its satellite hospital in South Florida, physicians, equipment and expertise made the move.The idea was to transfer the clinic’s high standards in heart services to its facility in Weston, Fla. “We took trips to Cleveland to learn how they did it up there,” recalls Bernardo Fernandez, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic Florida. “We brought in the experts to give us advice on processes—how to take the patient from point A to point B.”

Far ahead of the pack

By Jay Greene  |  August 06, 2007

At the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Lexington, improving quality, patient safety and efficiency along with strengthening relationships with faculty physicians and outlying rural hospitals helped the 436-bed facility boost admissions by 47% and increase operating profits 295%, says Michael Karpf, a physician who's the university's executive vice president of health affairs. "One of the things that made us successful the past few years is that we have moved to more of an integrated system with the hospital and doctors more aligned," Karpf says.

100 Top Hospitals supplement: Pay more, get more

By Elizabeth Gardner  |  May 07, 2007

All hospitals feel the sting of a labor shortage in their facilities, but top hospitals have found creativity saves more money and more lives with fewer hands on deck.

100 Top Hospitals supplement: Saving lives and money

By Elizabeth Gardner  |  May 07, 2007

What does a hospital do when the average age of its nurses is in the upper 40s? In the case of EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, Ohio, it does everything it can to keep them from throwing their backs out.

100 Top Hospitals list

March 12, 2007

A Special Feature on Solucient's ranking of the 100 best hospitals from 2006. Hospitals are ranked by size in two categories: teaching and community. Source: Solucient. Published March 12, 2007. This list includes the following data points:Major teaching hospitals: Hospital name, location and number of years on the listTeaching hospitals (200 or more acute-care beds): Hospital name, location and number of years on the list

Putting quality into practice (March 2007 report)

By Jay Greene  |  March 12, 2007

Having a positive culture of mutual trust, focusing on best practices to improve clinical quality and expanding specialty services contributed to 178-bed Holland (Mich.) Hospital’s steady improvement in meeting community needs, positive financial results and clinical quality, says Dale Sowders, Holland’s president and chief executive officer.

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