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Ascension Health names Peter Leibold chief advocacy officer, and other newsmakers
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Peter Leibold has been named Ascension Health's new chief advocacy officer, a position that will make him the top lobbyist for the nation's largest not-for-profit health system. He will start Nov. 1.
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VA names new director of Massachusetts facility
By Bob Herman | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department has named Christine Croteau permanent director of Edith Nourse Rogers VA Memorial Medical Center, a 461-bed facility in Bedford, Mass., effective this week.
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VA seeks new scheduling system
By Virgil Dickson | August 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is planning to launch a search for a contractor to create a new medical appointment scheduling system for the agency.
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19 newbies join 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list
By Andis Robeznieks | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nineteen people made Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list for the first time this year.The highest-ranking newcomer is Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who finished second behind President Barack Obama.
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HCA's Jonathan Perlin on reinventing the VA
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Jonathan Perlin is chairman-elect of the American Hospital Association and chief medical officer and president of clinical services-quality at Nashville-based HCA, which operates about 180 hospitals and 80 outpatient centers.
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Intermountain CEO focuses on using data to improve quality
By Lisa Schencker | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Charles Sorenson remembers telling the board of trustees at Intermountain Healthcare that a program improving procedures for medication management of cardiac patients had reduced readmissions—and cut the health system's income by several million dollars.
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VA expands new care program, but providers may balk at the low rates it pays
By Virgil Dickson | August 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite expanding the scope of the Patient-Centered Community Care program to include primary care, “the dollar impact of this change remains within scope of the original contract award and requires no change to the overall contract maximums,” the VA said in a contract notice.
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VA referrals to private doctors up 25%
By Associated Press | August 13, 2014
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says the agency is significantly increasing its referrals of veterans to private doctors following a scandal over long patient waits and falsified appointment records at many VA hospitals and clinics.
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VA chief makes first hospital visit amid scandal
By Associated Press | August 09, 2014
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visited a VA hospital Friday for the first time since taking over the embattled agency last month, meeting with veterans and healthcare providers and vowing to restore trust in the organization.
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Selling doc recruits on working at the VA won't be easy
By Virgil Dickson | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Now that President Barack Obama has signed a Veteran Affairs bill providing $16.3 billion in emergency funding to the agency to address problems with wait times and access to care, the spotlight will turn to the challenges the VA faces as it tries to hire more doctors and other medical staff.
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