Category Archives: Management Zone

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Cardiology Management: UK On-Call Remuneration

Have we got it right? With the number of Cardiac Units offering a primary angioplasty service increasing, the thorny question of on-call payments has been raised a number of times by colleagues. Where there was no previous on-call service offered, or no local agreement for on-call payment arrangements in place prior to switching to Agenda…

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Cardiology Management: What Price for Staff Motivation?

The success of an organisation depends on the dedication and calibre of its workforce. Managers are therefore faced with the difficult task of recruiting a highly skilled and capable team that would contribute towards the implementation of departmental goals and objectives. In NHS Trusts for example, these objectives relate to the provision of a high…

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Saint John’s Health System Mobile Cath Lab Integration

Saint John’s Health System is a not-for-profit, Catholic hospital system based in Anderson, Indiana (located about 30 minutes Northeast of Indianapolis). The Cardiovascular Service Line at Saint John’s features a full array of diagnostic services, including a single diagnostic cath lab that was first introduced in 1995. The decision was made in early 2007 to…

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Cardiology Management: Reinvigorating Our Best Plan

For years, St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, has held a strong local reputation as a low-cost provider of excellent health care. A 442-bed tertiary care hospital and member of Catholic Health Care East, St. Peter’s services are used by physician practices and ancillary medical facilities throughout Northeastern New York. New York State leads…

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Managing the Future of Cardiology

– Past, Present And Future Of Healthcare’s Crown Jewel. How well I remember my Respiratory Therapist experience with my first open heart. In 1973 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, I helped Cardiac Surgeon Dr. George Farha, remove the intubation tube on his post-op open heart patient. This began his patient’s successful recovery and…

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