Hospital Innovators 2007

Which hospitals are the innovators of 2007?  Joe Paduda points us to to the Fierce Healthcare website which lists the top 10 hopsital innovators of 2007.  Two of the top ten include St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, WI and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Mr. Paduda is not overly impressed by the innovation levels recognized by the awards, but, he states, “…in the context of the multi-tiered, cumbersome, convoluted and pitfall-lined bureaucracy that is the typical NFP [not-for-profit] health care system, the creativity recognized by the Awards is remarkable [in that] it occurred at all.”