- Kentucky: Clark Memorial Hospital has begun a $5.7 million renovation of its ED, which will overhaul its current layout to create a "fast track" system designed to cut wait times. The renovation will include bolstered privacy features for triage and treatment areas, a centrally located clinical workstation to facilitate provider movement and patient monitoring, and a new nurse call system, among other updates. The project will take 18 to 24 months to complete (Tribble Greer, Louisville Business First, 10/3).
- Tennessee: Copper Basin Medical Center closed its doors on Sunday amid a difficult financial situation, Ayla Ellison reports for Becker's Hospital CFO Report. The facility earlier this year had launched a fundraising campaign to remain open, setting up a GoFundMe page seeking $100,000 in donations. At the time of closure, the campaign had fallen 94 percent short of its goal, garnering just $5,559 from 77 donations (Ellison, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 10/2).
- Wisconsin: HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital has named Charisse Oland as president and CEO. Oland previously served as CEO at Rusk County Memorial Hospital and as regional director of strategy and business development at HSHS Western Wisconsin Division. Oland will be succeeding Joan Coffman, who is leaving to pursue a top position at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/2).
How to strengthen executive commitment to philanthropy
As hospitals and health systems continue to face unprecedented revenue pressure, health care leaders are turning to philanthropy to support a broader array of needs. Philanthropy leaders need to deliberately align fundraising and health system strategies to meet rapidly evolving expectations.
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