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Raising the bar

Raising the bar

By Ed Finkel  |  February 08, 2010

In the 18 months since Carrie Owen Plietz became chief operating officer at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame, Calif., the Sutter Health system affiliate has gone live with electronic health records, progressed on a new $618 million, 241-bed replacement hospital, and enjoyed a spike in patient satisfaction.

A veteran administrator

A veteran administrator

By Ed Finkel  |  February 08, 2010

As William Schoenhard approached retirement after three decades as an executive with St. Louis-based SSM Health Care, his military roots came calling.

Growing a hospital

Growing a hospital

By Ed Finkel  |  February 08, 2010

As a young assistant administrator at what was then Asbury Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis, Earl Dresser was responsible for undertaking demographic studies that led the hospital to decamp to suburban St. Louis Park, Minn., in 1959.

Dresser, Schoenhard, Plietz land ACHE awards

Dresser, Schoenhard, Plietz land ACHE awards

By Joe Carlson  |  January 22, 2010

The American College of Healthcare Executives has named the winners of three annual awards for executives who the Chicago-based trade association says show strong leadership skills and lifetime achievements. All the awards will be presented at ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March.

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