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Becker's Hospital Review July 2013 Issue

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2013's List of 100 Great Community Hospitals p. 16 INSIDE 5 Steps for Community Hospitals to Become Great Hospital Review p. 24 Aggregate, Assimilate and Integrate: Successfully Building an Employed Physician Group p. 27 7 Strategies to Mitigate Pension Plan Risk p. 34 Urgency Emergency: 5 Ways CEOs Can Cure Complacent Hospitals p. 39 INDEX Focus On Community Hospitals p. 24 Clinical Integration & Physician Issues p. 27 ACOs & Integrated Delivery Models p. 30 Compensation p. 32 Finance p. 33 Executive Briefing: Leading Alignment Through Data Improvement p. 35 Executive Briefing: Total Process Transformation p. 41 July 2013 • Vol. 2013 No. 7 Hometown Healthcare Isn't Dead: Why (Most) Smart Community Hospitals Can Still Thrive By Jim McLaughlin Community hospitals sit on fertile ground, some experts say, because while the latest iteration of value-focused healthcare has urban tertiary systems in a tizzy, the hospitals with the smallest patient populations have been practicing their version of the population health since their foundation. continued on page 8 San Antonio's Children's Hospital Boom: How Alamo City Competitors Are Battling for Pediatric Patients By Jim McLaughlin  Hospitals, Insurers Devote More Attention to the Cost of Cancer Care By Molly Gamble Across the country, hospitals are planning or opening oncology institutes and centers of excellence for cancer care. In New York City, one of the most prominent hubs for cancer research and treatment, hospitals are simultaneously investing hundreds of millions into new research facilities, labs and personalized medicine technology. Although it can feel uneasy to frame cancer in business linguistics, it can't go unsaid: Hospitals are making serious capital investments within their oncology service lines and they are expecting good returns. continued on page 10 San Antonio is the seventh-largest U.S. city by population and second-largest in Texas. A year ago, it was one of the only large cities in the country without a freestanding children's hospital; New York City and San Jose, Calif., were the only larger cities without one. But, a flurry of activity from three major health systems has churned up three new plans for pediatric acute care — and is ramping up competition for those service lines. Already, many San Antonio hospitals include dedicated children's wings or buildings, such as Methodist Children's Hospital located on the Methodist Hospital campus. But other hospitals think continued on page 12 Register Today! Becker's Hospital Review CEO Strategy Roundtable November 14, 2013 The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Co-chaired by Scott Becker, Publisher, Becker's Hospital Review, and Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher, Modern Healthcare To register, visit novhospitalevent.html, email registration@ or call (800) 417-2035.

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