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Executive Q&A with Dennis W. Pullin, President and CEO at Virtua Health System

Virtua Health’s mission is to help people “be well, get well, stay well.” As Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, the organization’s president and CEO, states, “You can’t follow through with that mission without treating the whole patient first.” Following that logic, Virtua has implemented programs that extend far beyond traditional health care. Examples include a hair salon for cancer patients and a mobile farmers market to address food insecurity. We interviewed Pullin about his guiding principles and how he is... June 24, 2019

Physician Transparency: An Urgent Priority for Today’s Boards

To gauge the importance of patient experience transparency in healthcare, consider how consumers approach buying decisions. Most wouldn’t dream of making any large purchase before they consulted online ratings and reviews. In many cases, the absence of word-of-mouth from their fellow consumers is an immediate mark of suspicion. No reviews means no trust, which ultimately means no transaction. Such is the hold that transparency has on the economy.Healthcare decisions are no exception. June 14, 2019

NRC Health and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Announce Sixth Annual Resident Satisfaction Survey and Star Ratings Results

For the last six years, KDADS has worked closely with NRC Health to gather information about day-to-day satisfaction levels directly from residents at nursing homes across the state. In addition to the results from the Resident Satisfaction Survey, NRC Health also calculated satisfaction star ratings for each nursing home community based on questions from the Resident Feedback Survey to supply consumers with necessary information when considering a nursing home. Through this ongoing partnership, NRC Health is readying KDADS with... June 4, 2019