Kettering Ranked Among Top 15 Health Systems in U.S.
Ohio’s Kettering Health Network was named one of the Top 15 health systems in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics, an international business research firm. Firms included on the list achieved higher survival rates and fewer errors at a lower overall treatment cost than their competitors, according to the Dayton Daily News. Criteria for evaluation included cost per episode, length of hospital stays, and patient satisfactions cores. Kettering is made up of eight hospitals, including Kettering Medical Center, Soin Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center.
How One New Hospital CEO Navigated Unusually Trying Circumstances
Michael Covert, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)’s St. Luke’s Health, talked to Hospitals & Health Networks about the unique challenges he faced after CHI acquired the six-hospital system of St. Luke’s, along with others, growing from five hospitals to 17 in less than 18 months. He discusses the crucial step of creating a meaningful orientation schedule, the importance of patience, the value of a coach, and how to manage the startup, turnaround, realignment and growth elements within the overarching shift.
Loma Linda University Health Receives Award for Supporting its Physicians
Loma Linda University Health received the Medicus Integra award at the Coalition for Physician Well-Being conference for its work in supporting its physicians and their well-being, the organization reports. The award is given based on the organization’s performance in the categories of physician resilience, the learning environment, business and quality, and culture. As physician burnout becomes more prominent, Loma Linda takes a whole-person approach to supporting physicians in maintaining emotional, mental and physical health as they face the pressures in both their personal and professional lives, through programs and administrative structures that enhance the workplace environment and incorporate principles of whole-person care.
Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Ken Mattison Leaving for New Smyrna; New CEO Will Be Ronald Jimenez
Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Ken Mattison announced recently he was leaving the facility, of which he had been CEO since 2013, to become CEO of Florida Hospital New Smyrna. Beginning May 1, Ronald Jimenez, M.D. took over for Mattison’s role as CEO of Florida Hospital Flagler. During his tenure, Mattison led the Flagler facility to break ground on a $15 million addition, adding 32 beds, and announced plans for a $4.5 million project to expand the cancer center and add a second linear accelerator for radiation oncology treatments, according to the Palm Coast Observer. Jimenez most recently served as CMO for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, a position which he held since 2009, during which he established a clinically integrated network.
St. Catherine Hospital CEO to Retire
St. Catherine Hospital’s CEO of 19 years, JoAnn Birdzell, has announced her plans to retire beginning July 4, 2016. No replacement has yet been appointed. Birdzell helped form Community Healthcare System, the largest hospital system in the region, when she approached the board chairman of Community Hospital about investing in St. Catherine and St. Mary Medical Center to keep them afloat, according to the NWI Times. Prior to becoming CEO at St. Catherine, Birdzell served as administrator of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Chicago.