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Sandy Haskins, Managing Director, Executive Search and Interim Management, HFS Consultants

Chapter 9: A Tool for Ailing Healthcare Districts


By Sandy Haskins
Managing Director, Executive Search and Interim Management
HFS Consultants


Healthcare districts, like many quasi-government organizations, continue to face serious financial challenges that have resulted in hospital closures, affiliation with other entities, or a downsizing from a full-service facility to a strictly outpatient focused organization. Some of the “red flags” of potential serious financial distress include: failure to meet debt coverage covenants; late or limited financial statements; large swings in contractual allowances and bad debts; the need for accelerated property tax receipts; declining days of cash on hand, along with large increases in accounts payable. Read article
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Why Your Hospital Needs a Pediatric Palliative Care Program


By Shawna Bryant, Communications Specialist, Valley Children’s Healthcare

Children aren’t supposed to die. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, healthcare professionals come alongside the family to work for a cure. Read article
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The Behavioral Health Provider: Your New BFF


By David R. Stone, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Sound Mental Health

While historically, a plan’s behavioral health component has been relegated largely to the sidelines, behavioral health has increasingly emerged as a vital and essential aspect of employee wellness. Read article
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HIPAA – Society’s Modern Day Prohibition


By Craig B. Garner, Founder, Garner Health Law Corporation

To enforce the Constitutional tenets of trust and truth upon which the faith of a jury must rest, today’s health care providers find themselves held to a unique standard of scrutiny when dealing with issues of privacy. Read article
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