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John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center

Service Isn’t Seasonal: Give Back to the Community All Year Round

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By John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center

The holidays are a time for giving and gathering. However, for hospitals, community involvement and giving back should be year-round priorities....


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Health Supply Chain Management Optimization Is Key for Reducing Costs

Supply costs are one of the fastest-growing cost centers for hospitals. Yet 18% track no supply chain metrics at all, according to a recent industry survey. As health supply chain...


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Squeaky-Wheel IT vs. Enterprise IT: A Better Approach to Information Technology for Community Hospitals

It is time to think of IT differently—not as a business function but as a business partner with the same business objectives as your healthcare organization as a whole. That...


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Community Hospitals Are Economic Engines. How Are You Fueling Yours?

Metaphors commonly used to describe community hospitals underscore their importance to the regions they serve. They’ve been called economic engines, cornerstones of the community, and, by Forbes, the “financial glue”...


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Rural America Needs Critical Access Hospitals

Rural America Needs Critical Access Hospitals

By guest author Paul Lee, Senior Partner & Founder, Strategic Health Care

National policy in support of rural healthcare has been lacking for more than a decade. Critical access hospitals...


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Top Concerns of Community Hospital CEOs

Asked to rank their most pressing concerns, most hospital CEOs and leaders put financial challenges at the top of the list, followed by governmental mandates and personnel shortages. In deeper...


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Hospital Business Planning Best Practices

Vital to an organization’s future, a business plan is a framework outlining the steps for financial and operational success. For many hospitals, this process has occurred at five-year intervals tied...


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The Far-reaching Impact of Your Hospital’s Cost Report

Ever-expanding in complexity, cost reports influence current and future reimbursement levels for your hospital. Think of a cost report as an annual report with numbers instead of words. Far-reaching in...


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Physician-Hospital Engagement and Alignment: Healthy Practices

Community hospitals can strengthen bonds with physicians through proactive engagement that is genuine and mutually beneficial. Foremost, it’s optimal to consider the physician point of view, from their clinical practice...


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How-to Basics for an Effective Hospital Compliance Program

As healthcare becomes more complex, there is also more emphasis being placed on financial considerations, and on preventing and detecting violations of state and federal healthcare laws. What can...


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