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The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Urban & Safety Net Hospitals - Mark Chastang, Grady Health System

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Mark Chastang, a speaker at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012, on lowering patient length of stay and infection rates.
Interview with: Mark Chastang, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Grady Health System

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The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Urban & Safety Net Hospitals - Mark Chastang, Grady Health System

  1. 1. The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Urban & Safety Net HospitalsInterview with: Mark Chastang, quality patient care. The absence of hospitals is to keep cost down andExecutive Vice President and broad institutional commitment will remain competitive on a cost andChief Operating Officer, Grady result in poor to mediocre quality. quality basis. Not all will survive.Health System Efficiency in hospitals can save One piece of advice? lives, costs and time. What best“Patients must be moved efficiently practices would you recommend Stay committed to high quality. Thisfrom diagnosis to effective treatment for increasing efficiency within will require motivated, committedwith careful attention to their specific the hospital environment? and expert staff. Pay attention to theneeds and unique circumstances,” needs of staff and caregivers.says Mark Chastang, Executive Vice Senior leadership must be open toPresident and Chief Operating new ways of improving This is critical to advancing yourOfficer, Grady Health System. It is organizational performance at every mission and meeting the needs ofimportant to have caring and level. Learning from others and a patients.compassionate teams dedicated to willingness to adopt industry bestcreating new and more efficient practices is important for topmethods of managing the total performance. At a minimum, settingpatient experience from admission to reach goals and adopting nationaldischarge. benchmarks for quality, safety asA speaker at the marcus evans well as financial improvement will drive institutional performance. SeniorNational Healthcare CXO SummitSpring 2012 in Hollywood, Florida, Focusing on systems and processes, not single events, that support safe leadershipApril 26-28, Chastang discusses theneed to create a seamless provision and efficient patient care will help tremendously. must be openof care. Hospitals are under great to new waysHow can healthcareprofessionals improve patient pressure to treat uninsured patients. What do you believe of improvingcare and lower length of stay? can be done? organizationalThere must be full commitment and The new healthcare legislation performancehigh priority placed on improving attempts to reduce the financialquality, and lowering patient length pressures created by large numbers at every level.of stay at the highest levels of of uninsured patients by offeringexecutive leadership. coverage for a major segment of this population. This will go far inCommitted and engaged leadership improving bottom lines for manywill create an organizational culture urban and so called safety netsupportive of safe, efficient and high hospitals. The challenge for these
  2. 2. About the National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012 The marcus evans Summits This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, group delivers peer-to-peer Florida, April 26-28, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or information on strategic matters, trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought professional trends and leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. breakthrough innovations. The Summit includes presentations on continually finding ways to maximize budgets, developing an accountable care organization and ensuring compliance for upcoming transformations of our healthcare system. www.healthcare-summit.com Please note that the Summit is a Contact closed business event and the number of participants strictly Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsLong-Term Care CXO Summit - www.longtermcaresummit.comNational Healthcare CFO Summit - www.healthcare-summit.comNational Healthcare CNO Summit - www.healthcare-summit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.healthcare-summit.com/MarkChastang