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Health Alliance- Vice President, Network Management & Partnerships

January 10, 2018

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Stratum is excited to share that Randy Walker has accepted the Vice President, Network Management and Partnerships position with Health Alliance.  Randy will provide executive leadership to the Provider Network Management Department including provider contracting and provider relations, and he will lead network expansion efforts through the development of new provider partnerships and opportunities for ...Read More

Carle- Executive Director, Business Development, Provider Services

November 28, 2017

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Stratum is excited to share that Tim Polley has accepted the Executive Director, Business Development, Provider Services position at Carle.  Tim will be a member of Chirag Patel’s strategy and growth leadership team, working closely with him and Stephanie Beever. Tim’s area of responsibility will be to enhance service offerings, expand Carle geographically, spearhead the ...Read More

OSF Healthcare- Director, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Services

September 20, 2017

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Stratum is excited to share that Joann Kress has accepted the Director, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Services role at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL where she will be responsible for providing administrative direction for new and expanding diagnostic and interventional operations for the Service Lines. Ms. Kress began her career as a Cath ...Read More

OSF Healthcare- Manager, Women’s Pavilion

July 11, 2017

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Stratum Med is excited to share that Dawn Geringer has accepted the Manager, Women’s Pavilion role at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. Dawn will provide clinical and managerial oversight for the Obstetrics Unit while also driving strategic expansion of their services in the Alton community. Dawn has most recently been with Centene Corporation, ...Read More

Health Alliance Northwest- Vice President

May 10, 2017

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Stratum is excited to share that David Corrigan has accepted the Vice President, Health Alliance Northwest position.  Mr. Corrigan will be a member of the Health Alliance leadership team, but will specifically be located in Wenatchee, WA working closely with Confluence Health to develop and implement their growth strategy in the State of Washington to ...Read More

Director of Physician Recruitment- Beloit Health System

January 16, 2017

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Stratum is excited to share that Claudine Taub has accepted the Director of Physician Recruitment position at Beloit Health System in Beloit, WI. As the first dedicated recruitment professional on staff at Beloit Health System, Claudine will work closely with leadership to execute their recruitment plan and will serve in a physician liaison capacity to ...Read More

CMS to build central repository to help with meaningful use public health reporting

September 20, 2016

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“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a central data repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting. The database, set to be completed by 2017, will help practices and hospitals meet meaningful use requirements for public health reporting, pointing them toward agencies and registries able to accept electronic public health ...Read More

First Total Knee Replacement Procedure at Springfield Clinic’s Ambulatory Surgery Center

September 19, 2016

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” It was a landmark day today at Springfield Clinic’s Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center (ASC). Brett Wolters, MD, a Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon, completed the first total knee replacement surgery this morning on a patient named Carolyn. Springfield Clinic team members made up of  ASC nurses, Rehabilitation Services and Orthopedics helped to ease Carolyn’s recovery. The ...Read More

OSF Recognized for Accountable Care

September 7, 2016

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“OSF HealthCare has been selected as one of 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know byBecker’s Hospital Review. The listing, released today online, applauds health care organizations for their efforts to significantly improve quality of care, care management, patient satisfaction, and cost savings…” Read full article.

Influential healthcare leaders set principles for patient-centered care

September 1, 2016

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“When the Valley Hospital in New Jersey started to think seriously about putting its customers at the center of all that it did, patient volunteers were brought in on discussions about workflow, how patient forms should be designed and nearly everything else that came to mind. Pamela Bell, director of patient family-centered care at the ...Read More

As telemedicine takes root, there’s a growing need to train physicians on how to handle virtual visits with patients and develop a good ‘webside manner’

August 31, 2016

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“When Kaiser Permanente’s emergency room wait times began rising three years ago, Dr. Dennis Truong and a colleague launched a telemedicine program to provide faster access to care for their patients. At the time, there weren’t many training programs for telemedicine or for developing good “webside” manner, which can greatly improve patients’ adherence to treatment. ...Read More

What to know about Medicare’s big bundled-payment expansion

August 25, 2016

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“A new mandatory program the CMS proposed Monday would make hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. “We think it’s important to keep pushing forward on delivery system reform,” Dr. Patrick Conway, acting principal deputy administrator and chief medical officer for ...Read More