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September 24, 2012


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By David Burda | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Having spent a few days in Austin, Texas, last week at the Physician Hospitals of America annual meeting, I'm reminded of the reform law provision restricting physician ownership of hospitals.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Charles Sanford left a Minneapolis shelter for his own apartment in June, a move that has meant relief from the anxiety of being homeless and the joy of cooking in his own kitchen.
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Late News
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Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was booed as he told an AARP audience that the first step to ensuring a strong Medicare program is to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Physician Hospitals of America is determined to oust Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) from his post as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “It's all about the Senate,” said Dr. Michael Russell, president of the physician-owned hospital trade association, during its annual meeting last...
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MedCath Corp., Charlotte, N.C., said it was proceeding with plans to dissolve after reviewing a lawsuit filed against the company by its former joint venture partners in the ownership of TexSan Heart Hospital, San Antonio. The suit, filed Sept. 18, argues that MedCath and affiliated entities...
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A story on p. 16 of the Sept. 17 issue (“Taking their medicine”) omitted the first name and title of Dr. Joyce Lammert, chief of medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center,...
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Cover Story
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Charles Sanford left a Minneapolis shelter for his own apartment in June, a move that has meant relief from the anxiety of being homeless and the joy of cooking in his own kitchen.
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Special Feature

Learn more about 40 of the fastest-growing organizations in healthcare.
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Welcome to our special section honoring Modern Healthcare's inaugural class of Healthcare's Hottest, the fastest-growing companies and organizations in the $2.7 trillion healthcare industry.
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What it does: Mercy Health Physicians is a multispecialty physician group that provides comprehensive medical care in the Cincinnati area.
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What it does: Provides patients access to healthcare providers, and providers access to medical data, through telemedicine.
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What it does: Provides information technology consulting to companies looking to implement a new IT system or improve an existing one.
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What it does: Provides and distributes specialty medicine and clinical and in-home support services for the treatment of hemophilia, AAT deficiency, severe nutritional deficiencies and other afflictions.
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What it does: Applies technology best practices from other industries to help healthcare companies solve data and information challenges.
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What it does: Physicians Pharmacy Alliance is a pharmacy services organization that partners with Medicaid, Medicare and accountable care organization and patient-centered medical home programs to provide specialty medication management.
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What it does: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions provides information technology products to hospitals, physician practices and post-acute organizations.
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What it does: Provides healthcare organizations and physicians with revenue-cycle management, practice-management and other consulting services.
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What it does: Develops and operates free-standing rehabilitation facilities in partnership with acute-care hospitals.
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What it does: Best Doctors is an international clinical advocacy group that ensures individuals receive the correct diagnosis by providing access to the knowledge of the best 5% of doctors, decided by impartial peer review, as part of employers' health benefits.
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What it does: Health Services International is a technology-services company that provides cost-management solutions to healthcare payers.
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What it does: The Villages Health System operates a hospital located in a retirement community in Florida.
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What it does: Cumberland Consulting Group is a national technology implementation and project management firm serving ambulatory, acute and post-acute healthcare providers.
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What it does: An Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse that helps make accounts receivable management simpler and more profitable for physicians' practices.
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What it does: Provides anesthesia care with a focus on improving quality and efficiency and lowering costs.
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What it does: Founded in 2005 by healthcare professionals, Capella Healthcare develops and operates healthcare facilities in nonurban settings.
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What it does: Provides emergent and episodic care-management services to physician groups and hospitals in Southern California.
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What it does: Provides customized anesthesia management for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and office-based surgical practices in 16 states.
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What it does: Compass Health assists hospitals, healthcare organizations and physicians in maximizing their resources by developing cost-effective systems of quality care in behavioral health and rehabilitative medicine.
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What it does: Adventist Health Partners is a physician group with 50 locations in Chicago's western suburbs.
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What it does: Provides medical imaging, including cloud-based solutions for image-intensive specialties, as well as health stations, clinical trials software and data and analytics solutions.
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What it does: Florida Cancer Specialists is one of the largest privately owned oncology/hematology practices in the U.S., providing cancer care in community-based settings close to patients' homes.
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What it does: Acquires specialty pharmaceutical products that are currently marketed or in late-stage development and grows them through marketing to underserved physician segments.
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What it does: Provides advisory services to healthcare companies adopting information technology.How it grew: Beacon Partners President and CEO Ralph Fargnoli Jr. founded the company in 1989 with the intention of providing measurable results for his clients.
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What it does: Provides consulting services to supply-chain management executives through software, professional services and category expertise.
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What it does: Provides clinical laboratory systemization and tools, including information systems, automation and clinical diagnostics.
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What it does: Jones Regional Medical Center is a hospital in Anamosa, Iowa, that serves more than 55,000 patients a year. How it grew: Almost all of Jones' 150% surge in revenue has come since 2009, when the hospital moved to a new $14 million building in Anamosa. That move helped the...
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What it does: Provides healthcare in China through two major hospitals and a series of clinics, and also produces and distributes medical equipment and instruments throughout China.
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What it does: Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed-care organization that offers health insurance programs in New York and New Jersey.How it grew: Healthfirst's “local touch and feel” has spurred the company's growth, spokeswoman Laura Vialva says.
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What it does: Partners with states to manage healthcare programs for lower-income families and people with disabilities.
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What it does: Physical medicine management for the workers' compensation industry.
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What it does: Provides flexible, accessible and family-centered supports and services to the developmentally disabled and special needs consumers in Wisconsin.
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What it does: Provides integrated care to individuals and families throughout north Texas.
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What they do: Summit Medical Group is a multispecialty medical group operating in New Jersey.
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What it does: Produces noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care.
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What it does: Pikeville Medical Center is a 221-bed hospital located in the mountains of east Kentucky.
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What it does: The Advisory Board Co. advises hospitals and physicians on operations management, as well as provides research and technology services to healthcare organizations.
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What it does: Mercy Health is a system with more than 80 network locations in the Cincinnati area, including six hospitals.How it grew: Mercy Health's recent growth has come from a concerted effort to fill in the gaps of its coverage in Cincinnati.
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What it does: Owns and operates medium-sized acute-care hospitals in urban and suburban markets.
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What it does: Provides high-quality housekeeping and linen management services to the healthcare industry, partnering exclusively with acute-care hospitals.
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By Charles (Chuck) W.B. Wardell III | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than two years of speculation about health reform came to an end this year when the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What has yet to end is uncertainty about the potential impact of the presidential election and looming “fiscal cliff”...
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Paveljit Bindra serves in the dual capacity of chief medical officer and chief information officer for Citrus Valley Health Partners.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lynn Detterman wasn't planning to leave her job as a staff accountant for a major firm in Cleveland. Yet something about the job opening as a financial operations manager at a mission-oriented hospital not far from her home town of New London, Ohio, appealed deeply to her.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jason Dinger has been called the “resident entrepreneur” at St. Thomas Health System, Nashville.
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By Patrick Smith | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
During his first three years studying finance at Florida State University, Alexander Fernandez says he never considered a career in healthcare.
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Esteemed philosopher and former baseball great Yogi Berra might say Michelle Hornberger's career path in the mid-'90s presented her with the proverbial “fork in the road” as she mulled choices between pursuing medical school and working as a hospital administrator. And she took...
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Seven years ago, few people knew about proton therapy, a form of radiation that can more precisely target and irradiate a tumor.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Whether it's rolling out an electronic health record, recruiting physician practices into the group or persuading executives from a local hospital to form a joint venture and then getting his physician team to buy into the concept, Michael Kasper has a reputation for pulling people together to work...
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Mark Klosterman's early interest in science developed into a medical technology degree and led to a job in hospital laboratories. But it was the desire to improve healthcare and guidance provided by an informal mentor that drew him toward the C-suite.
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By Rich Daly | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Like much of the rest of the country, John Randolph Medical Center was struggling financially in 2011. The HCA hospital in Hopewell, Va., was hemorrhaging cash, and the state of its balance sheet presented one of the first major challenges for its young CEO, according to a company official.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When Becky Tucker took a job in 2001 as an administrative assistant at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, she already had her sights set on a career in healthcare administration.
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By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A casual conversation with Pete Duarte, a neighbor who happened to be CEO of a local hospital, put then-college student Monica Vargas-Mahar on track to work as a hospital administrator with aspirations to be a CEO herself.
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By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Growing up in Gainesville, Fla., sports taught Phil Wright the essential skills he credits with his success as a hospital administrator: tenacity, practice—and especially blocking and tackling.
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By David Burda
Modern Healthcare published a call for nominations to its 26th annual Up & Comers recognition program on May 21. Nominations were accepted through July 13. Readers submitted a record 265 entries, surpassing last year's then-record of...
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Editorial
By David Burda | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Having spent a few days in Austin, Texas, last week at the Physician Hospitals of America annual meeting, I'm reminded of the reform law provision restricting physician ownership of hospitals.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Among the many political ads running in Iowa is a 60-second spot featuring a Canadian woman. She was facing a life-and-death health problem, and she says she turned to the United States' medical system for treatment because the wait in her home country would have been too long. The group...
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News Makers
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Central Georgia Health System and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, named Ninfa Saunders president and CEO, effective Oct. 1. Saunders, 60, replaces Don Faulk, who is retiring after 39 years with the medical center. Saunders was most recently president and COO of Virtua...
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Outliers
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Outliers imagines employees of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are more familiar with armadillos than penguins. But some workers of UTMB will be packing their long johns and snow boots and heading south. Really south.
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Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California will share a nearly $1 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring English only at work, federal officials said last week.
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It's not every day that a healthcare system rents out an arena and plans a three-day bash to celebrate its culture with more than 7,000 employees, physicians and volunteers.
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