Hospital Execs Among California’s Highest-Paid Public Employees
Meanwhile, Reuters reports on a common theme in efficiency and cost-cutting among the nation's top 100 hospitals.
Reuters / Modern Healthcare: Attention To Detail Drives Top 100 Hospitals
At Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, the length of stay dropped 1.6 percent to an average of 4.73 days so far during the current fiscal year, which began July 1, 2010, compared with fiscal 2009. At Memorial North Park Hospital in Hixson, Tenn., the length of stay dropped 4.75 percent to 4.02 days in the current fiscal year compared with fiscal 2009. Memorial Health isn't alone in its efforts to battle a weak economy through initiatives to improve operational efficiency or cut costs. That was a formula adopted by other hospitals on Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals, 2011, which includes Memorial Health, making its eighth appearance on the list, in the large community hospitals category (Wilson, 3/28).
Los Angeles Times: Hospital Executives Occupy Top Tier Of California's Public Workers
Three hospital district executives have emerged as among the highest-paid public employees in California, according to a state report, including an official in San Diego County who made more than $1 million in 2009 (Allen, 3/29).
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