VITAS Names Cloyd Thomas Jr. Associate General Manager of Hospice Care in Broward County

Cloyd Thomas Jr. is now associate general manager of the VITAS Healthcare team that provides hospice care to patients and their families throughout Broward County, Florida. Thomas, an Ohio native, comes to the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care from a managerial career in finance, business services, customer service and healthcare sectors. "At VITAS, we make a difference every day in someone's life," said Thomas. "It's a real honor to serve our patients and families in their last moments. I'm grateful to be a part of that and to ensure peaceful transitions for our patients, families and colleagues." Before joining VITAS in 2020, Thomas was a dedicated center manager for Chen...

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Primary Care Doctors Look at Payment Overhaul After Pandemic Disruption

For Dr. Gabe Charbonneau, a primary care doctor in Stevensville, Montana, the coronavirus pandemic is an existential threat. Charbonneau, 43, his two partners and 10 staff members are struggling to keep their rural practice alive. Patient volume is slowly returning to pre-COVID levels. But the large Seattle-area company that owns his practice is reassessing its operations as it adjusts to the new reality in health care. Charbonneau has been given until September to demonstrate that his practice, Lifespan Family Medicine, is financially viable — or face possible sale or closure. “We think we’re going to be OK,” said Charbonneau. “But it’s stressful and pushes us to cut costs and bring in...

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7 Types of Business Insurances Medical Providers Should Consider

Let’s Talk Insurance. Beyond Malpractice insurance, what other insurance should I consider? Every medical provider knows that you have to buy malpractice insurance, and they generally understand why they need it.  Another policy that every business has to have is Workers Compensation for their employees. After these two policies, there are seven more that deserve a thorough examination: CGL – The Commercial General Liability Policy. Along with your malpractice policy, this is probably the most important policy you should purchase. CGL policies cover the following risks: Property damage, bodily injury, reputational harm and advertising injury.  Examples of risk that would be covered would...

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Maggie Hansen, SVP/Chief Nurse Executive, at Memorial Healthcare System, Appointed by Governor to Florida Board of Nursing

Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Maggie Hansen, MHSc, RN, has been appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Florida Board of Nursing. Hansen is one of nine current board members and will serve a four-year term in the Nurse Executive Seat. The nursing board works to ensure the fitness and competence of nurses who provide healthcare services to patients in the state. They focus primarily on licensing practitioners who meet established standards, enforcing regulations, keeping the public informed, and protecting the Nurse Practice Act, which prohibits nurses who fall below minimum competency or present a danger to the public from practicing...

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