Jackson Health board members differ over whether to retain lame duck CEO; Hospital applies to switch to ASC status;

> Board members of Jackson Health System disagree over whether to keep outgoing CEO Eneida Roldan on as a lame duck leader, the Miami Herald reports. Last week she announced that she will leave at the end of May when her contract expires. A past chairman of the board noted that it will be hard to find someone to fill her spot, because of county government interference. Article
 
> St. Joseph's Mercy Health System has applied to the Arkansas Department of Health to change from a hospital to an ambulatory surgery center, Becker's Hospital Review reports. Article

> Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. named George Couch its next president and CEO, the Associated Press reports. The hospital system employs about 1,800 people. Article

> Hospital Sisters Health System has named Maryann Reese the new president and CEO of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill., effective Jan. 17, 2011, StLToday.com reports. Article

> A newly released Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project report from AHRQ describes how states are using hospital discharge databases to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. Report

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