Faith-Based Healthcare News – November 2017

By November 19, 2017 News, Healthcare Articles

Baptist Health Names New CEO

“Louisville-based Baptist Health has named as its new CEO an executive of Wisconsin’s largest health care system,” Louisville Insider reports. “Baptist said Gerard “Ger” Colman will step into his new role on Dec. 4. Colman is the chief operating officer of Aurora Health Care System in Milwaukee. Colman replaces Steve Hanson, who left abruptly in March. Baptist employs about 25,000 and operates eight hospitals, including the 519-bed Baptist Health Louisville hospital.”

Methodist Hospitals Gets Top National Recognition for Nursing Care

“Methodist Hospitals has received the highest national honor for nursing care. The health system recently earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet status,” according to The Times. “Only 22 Indiana hospitals and 8 percent of the 6,300 U.S. hospitals have gotten the recognition. The Magnet honor goes to hospitals with higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information; lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates; higher job satisfaction among nurses; and lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.”

Trinity Health’s Operating Income Climbs 76% to $266M

“Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health’s operating income before other items increased 76 percent year over year to $266.1 million in fiscal year 2017, as the 93-hospital health system benefited from acquisitions, according to bondholder documents,” reports Becker’s Hospital Review. “Trinity Health said revenues increased 7.9 percent year over year to $17.6 billion in the most recent fiscal year. The revenue was largely attributable to the acquisition of health systems in Connecticut, as well as volume growth, revenue cycle initiatives and payment rate increases. The system also benefited from ACO and bundled payment improvement initiatives and premium revenue from the system’s Medicare Advantage plans.”

CEO of Florida’s Adventist Health System Talks Hurricane Irma Response, Relief Efforts

“Like other Florida healthcare organizations, Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System has been busy with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. These efforts included temporary relief from medical bill payments for patients affected by the storm. For instance, AHS hospitals gave patients the option to request a 30-day pause on payments, with their payments adjusted accordingly, hospital officials said. AHS President and CEO Terry Shaw recently answered questions from Becker’s Hospital Review about the system’s hurricane response efforts, including the financial relief options.” To read the entire interview, visit Becker’s Hospital Review or click here.

New Leader Named at Kettering Medical Center

“Kettering Medical Center has named a new president. Terry Burns has been named president of Kettering Medical Center and executive vice president of Kettering Health Network starting today,” according to Dayton Daily News. “He replaces Jarrod McNaughton, who has stepped down for personal reasons, according to a statement from the health network. Burns has held executive roles in the network since 2001, most recently as the chief financial officer of Kettering Medical Center and executive vice president of Kettering Health Network since November, 2015. Kettering Health Network is a network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments and 120 outpatient facilities.”

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