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Population Health: the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System’s Cost Problem

Editor’s note: This is the second part of an eight-part series that previously appeared in an abridged form in Becker’s Hospital Review. There has been much written on this topic, but for purposes of this series, I want to look at costs in three large buckets that will help explain why our traditional approach to health […]

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St. Luke’s Earns Truven Top 15 Honors: Employees ‘placed the patient first’

Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent to St. Luke’s board members, physicians, staff members, and volunteers today by Dr. Pate: It is with tremendous excitement and great pride that I announce to you that St. Luke’s Health System has been named by Truven Health Analytics as one of the Top 15 Health Systems for […]

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St. Luke’s Health Partners’ Dave Self and ‘creating true partnerships …’

We have a new executive for St. Luke’s Health Partners, our network. Dave Self is a unique addition to our team because of his insurance business experience and expertise. We also wasted no time in recruiting Dave to be my guest blogger. Here is Dave on the importance of partnerships and alignment. Have you ever […]

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Population Health: the Problem to be Solved

Editor’s note: This is the first part of an eight-part series that previously appeared in an abridged form in Becker’s Hospital Review. Superficially, the problem is clear. U.S. healthcare costs are too high, higher than that of other industrialized nations, and rising too rapidly. And while jumping to the assumption that this is the fault […]

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St. Luke’s Innovates with Systemwide Approach to Autism

St. Luke’s Children’s Autism Program is an example of our ongoing transformation of health care by virtue of its care coordination. The program’s multidisciplinary team members are passionate healthcare professionals seeking to constantly improve the care of children and support to families, and I am very proud of their work. April is National Autism Awareness […]

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St. Luke’s CEO Salutes Physicians on National Doctor’s Day

While I am grateful all year round for the amazing work and care our physicians provide to patients, it is right that we should take a day, nationally, to remember and recognize the tremendous dedication and sacrifices physicians make each and every day (and night, and weekend, and holiday) to provide their skills and expertise […]

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St. Luke’s Concussion Care Aims for Winning Outcomes

Physicians, coaches, student athletes, and their parents are gaining more information about and more respect for traumatic brain injuries (concussions), and the Brain Injury Association of America draws awareness to the topic by designating March as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. St. Luke’s has contributed to the pool of knowledge and is providing resources to […]

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Four St. Luke’s Stories: Anything but ‘business as usual’

Today’s guest blogger, Kathy Moore, CEO of St. Luke’s West Region, reminds us of why we all went into health care.  She reminds us of the difference we make in people’s lives and shares examples that support what I have been saying: We are building the healthcare delivery system of the future, the one we […]

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Reading is Good Medicine Provides a Welcome Weekend Tonic

As many of you know by now, I’m a huge fan of books, literacy, children, grandchildren, and most particularly, a combination of all of the above. So it was my great pleasure again this year to be part of the program for “Reading is Good Medicine.” This was our eighth year to partner with Barnes […]

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Thoughts on King v. Burwell and What’s Next for the ACA

It is a fool’s errand to guess the outcomes of cases based solely upon justices’ questions, but here’s what I think about last week’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell before the U.S. Supreme Court and what I suspect the outcome will be. If you’re not familiar with this case and want to catch up, […]

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