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Will Ferniany

UAB's Ferniany one of 100 leaders of great hospitals in America

Will Ferniany, CEO of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, was named one of the top 100 leaders of great hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review. Ferniany has held the top spot at UAB Health since 2008. UAB Hospital is mentioned in the Review as one of the nation's ...

Faces of reform: How new regulations impact health care pros ...

'Reading it only gives you (part) of the iceberg', Will Ferniany, UAB Health System Even for Will Ferniany, who is CEO of the state’s largest hospital, the health care reform bill remains somewhat of an enigma. Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System, said that’s because so ...

Alabama's largest employer to stop hiring smokers, dippers and chewers

“As health-care providers, UAB Medicine and the entities that comprise it should be role models for good health behaviors, and lead by example in the quest for good health,” says UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany, Ph.D. “We believe one of the best ways to accomplish this is to ...

State of indigent care after partial shutdown of Cooper Green addressed today in forum

Vincent's CEO John O'Neil, UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany, Jefferson County manager Tony Petelos, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. (Mike Oliver) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It's been a bumpy transition for patients and providers since the face of Cooper Green ...

UAB Health System will see Medicare and Medicaid cuts from fiscal cliff

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System is bracing for cuts in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements should talks to avert the fiscal cliff fail, said system CEO Will Ferniany. I recently visited with Ferniany and discussed the fiscal cliff, a term that has found its ...

UAB Health System will see Medicare and Medicaid cuts from ...

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System is bracing for cuts in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements should talks to avert the fiscal cliff fail, said system CEO Will Ferniany. I recently visited with Ferniany and discussed the fiscal cliff, a term that has found its ...

Bham hospitals have sent indigent care plan to JeffCo

Birmingham Business Journal by Evan Belanger, Reporter Ending inpatient care at the county-owned hospital for the poor without a plan to fill the gap will jeopardize the care of patients and place an undue burden on other hospitals, Will Ferniany, CEO of the University of Alabama at ...

Kirklin Clinic switch includes 5-year lease on facility and equipment

UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany told me earlier this year that a CON is needed before the project can be presented to the health system board, the Health Services Foundation Board and the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Ferniany also told me that an "outpatient ...

UAB Medicine creates, fills, new COO position

He will report to UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany. "We are excited that Reid has agreed to transition into this important role," Ferniany said in the release. "His experience, background and familiarity with UAB Medicine and our strategic plan will be invaluable as we enhance ...

UAB plans to convert Kirklin Clinic to hospital-owned practice model

UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany said in a statement that the project has yet to be presented to the health system board, the Health Services Foundation Board or the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Securing approval from SHPDA is necessary before those steps. "The ...

UAB smoking ban doesn't go far enough (updated with poll)

We know this because UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany told us so. He told us when he described how smokers are not welcome in the "family. " It's a beautiful kind of compassion, it is. It's the kind of tough love you can only get from - you know - a big brother. "We care deeply for ...

Millions Trapped in Health-Law Coverage Gap

"All we see is our revenues going down," said Will Ferniany, UAB's chief executive. Like other hospitals, it faces deep cuts in federal reimbursement for treating uninsured patients under the health-care law, he said, but won't see many new paying patients without the Medicaid expansion. ...

UAB Hospital among best for women

"It is always an honor to be recognized for great work, particularly when it comes to the patient experience," said UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany. "This is an award that will be appreciated by our faculty and staff, as it reinforces our promise of unparalleled care to those who put ...

What will Birmingham look like in 30 years? Execs sound off

" - Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System “I think we’re going to see a dramatic shift from money-driven medicine to results-driven medicine. That’s going to be a bit more painful because medical doctors will be taking in less money in the future. So, the doctor’s role is (going to ...

Behind the scenes of choosing Vickers as UAB med school dean

UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany, who with Vickers will form a part of the joint operating leadership team steering the operations and finances of all UAB Hospital and ambulatory medical services, was part of the committee. "We were very fortunate to have a pool of very highly ...

Who is Selwyn Vickers? Meet UAB's new medical school dean

He will be part of joint operating leadership team with UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany and University of Alabama Health Services Foundation President James Bonner. That team steers operations and finances of all UAB Hospital and ambulatory services. Dr. Anupam Agarwal has served as ...

UAB Health System to undergo reorganization

"Our ultimate goal with the enhancement of our quality structure is to achieve our goals of AMC21, (which is) to be in the top 10 percent of the University Health Consortium in Quality to become the preferred AMC of the 21st Century," said UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany. The third ...

Movi Medical Releases an Innovative Breakthrough in Wheelchair Design

For Will Ferniany, Ph.D., UAB Health System CEO, the need for a new patient transport device grew from concern for his patients and staff. He saw the negative impact that traditional wheelchairs were having on his entire organization. His vision is that patient care and worker safety ...

Medicaid expansion rejection leaves Alabama's largest city with "patchwork" safety net under Obamac...

" UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany said he chuckled when he read the 'monopoly' quote. "We have about 19 percent of the market," he said. "I don't know how you can be a monopoly with 19 percent. I am pleased, though, that we are the preferred hospital in Birmingham. " Ferniany ...

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