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Community Leadership Award, Honorable mention: Oostra

Community Leadership Award, Honorable mention: Oostra

By Bob Herman  |  November 15, 2014

When Randy Oostra was 30 years old, he stumbled upon his career epiphany. Oostra, who grew up in a small town settled by Dutch immigrants in northwest Iowa, was a healthcare consultant traveling across the Midwest.

Obamacare exchanges get advice from ad, PR pros

Obamacare exchanges get advice from ad, PR pros

By Howard Wolinsky  |  November 15, 2014

The advertising and marketing campaigns to persuade Americans to sign up for Obamacare coverage during the first open enrollment a year ago came under heavy criticism from marketing professionals, many of whom have ideas about how it could have been done better.

Community Leadership Award, Winner: Anthony Ferreri

Community Leadership Award, Winner: Anthony Ferreri

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 15, 2014

As CEO of 663-bed Staten Island University Hospital, Anthony Ferreri has led the organization, its employees and the community through some of the borough's toughest challenges, and has publicly shared some of his own.

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

Top-performing hospitals know how to use teamwork

By Sabriya Rice  |  November 08, 2014

The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

Hospital architects find ways to build in safety features

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 01, 2014

Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

By Bob Herman  |  November 01, 2014

In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.

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