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Dana Beal, International Speaker, Author and Coach

The Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom


By Danna Beal, M.Ed.
International Speaker
Author and Coach


My dad, a lifelong Republican, was a B-17 pilot and POW in WWII. He was shot down over Berlin on his 12th mission. He was captured by the Nazis and was held as POW in Stalag Luft One. He didn’t know if he would survive and he didn’t know from day to day if the war would end. During the 9 months of his captivity, he lost 70 pounds. He was covered in lice and his feet were frozen. But one day, he awakened at dawn and stood up to listen. He could not believe his ears. He was hearing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem, being sung by prisoners, an act punishable by death. At first it was 100 voices, then 1,000 voices, and soon 8,000 POWs were singing the American National Anthem. That is how my dad knew WWII was over and that the Germans had abandoned post. He, with other POWs, were rescued and he came home to marry my mom and raise a family of six children, including me. He risked his life to protect American lives and to fight for the freedom of a country he loved. Read article
Accountant working on an audit

Prepare for Provider Relief Fund Reporting and Single Audit Requirements


By Aparna Venkateswaran, CPA, Strategy Manager Consulting Services, Moss Adams Health Care Practice
By Georgia Green, MS, CHFP, Strategy Manager Consulting Services, Moss Adams Health Care Practice

The Provider Relief Fund, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has been distributed in various tranches—including the General and Targeted Distributions—since April 10, 2020. Each distribution has a corresponding set of terms and conditions. Information about the funds has been continuously updated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the frequently asked questions (FAQs) web page.  Read article
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Health care experts forecast how hospitals must prepare for the Post-Covid-19 Crisis – Six Things to Do


By Tom Dougherty, FACHE, Principal, COPE Health Solutions
By Allen Miller, Principal, COPE Health Solutions

The coronavirus pandemic has heaped inconceivable loss on Americans. Acute, and potentially longer term structural, financial ramifications have impacted individuals to institutions. The federal government has spent trillions in relief dollars to date and is now considering a fifth round of relief funds in an attempt and to avert a potential depression and jump-start the economy. Only tough choices lie ahead as it is clear that the lack of a coordinated response to the novel coronavirus epidemic is creating confusion at state and local levels, potentially hampering the ability to get infections under control.  Read article
Hourglass on a Portable PC representing value of time

The Wage and Hour Implications of Having All Hands On Deck


By Alexander Polishuk
Attorney, Polsinelli

During a storm or other emergency, a command from the captain of a vessel for “all hands on deck” means that all crew is to report to the deck immediately and help navigate the ship through the storm. With the COVID-19 pandemic stubbornly continuing to spread through the country, medical institutions are findings themselves in a similar, precarious, all hands on deck position. Understandably, the concern over timekeeping and payroll is rarely at the forefront. However, once the pandemic is controlled, as is usually the case, past payroll issues can form the genesis of class actions, which can cost healthcare institutions millions in wage-and-hour litigation.  Read article

Most Downloaded Articles


The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2019 through August 2020.
  1. An Overview of the Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance 2nd Edition By Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN (downloaded 11,100+ times)
  2. 5 Ways to Shift from Fighting Fires to Emerging from COVID-19 Successfully By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Craig Vercruysse, Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,800+ times)
  3. How to Combat Coronavirus Operations Complications By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,500+ times)
  4. 4 Ways Lean Health Care Helps Hospitals Confront Sepsis and Other Safety Concerns By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,400+ times)
  5. How Optional is Optional? The Interim Payment Assessment under the Patient Driven Payment Model By Ellie Tucker, Attorney, Polsinelli and Bragg Hemme, Attorney, Polsinelli (downloaded 1,900+ times)
  6. COVID-19: How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Brace For a Pandemic By Allen Miller, COPE Health Solutions, Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, COPE Health Solutions, Margaret Peterson, PhD, Executive Consultant, COPE Health Solutions (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  7. Overcoming Burnout: Recharging, Reenergizing and Restoring Your Power By Danna Beal, M.Ed. (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  8. COVID-19 Grants and Funding Updates for the Health Care Sector By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Georgia Green, Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  9. Helping Patients Overcome Fear to get Vital Care back on Track: Six Things to Do By Tom Dougherty, FACHE, Principal, COPE Health Solutions and By Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, Vice President, COPE Health Solutions (downloaded 1,700+ times)
  10. Thinking Outside the Excel Spreadsheet: Healing the Workplace Culture By Danna Beal, M.Ed. (downloaded 1,600+ times)