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Plight of Community Hospitals

1 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There are dire predictions for the future of small community hospitals as healthcare/payment reform and deficit reduction plays out: many will be forced to close their doors. USA Today recently chronicled the plight of Richland, GA, a community that saw it’s 25-bed hospital close in the spring of 2013.  Richland, a nub of a town […] Read more»

Adding Value?

6 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
As we move forward with healthcare reform, I hope we don’t sell our values down the drain in the name of making “hard choices in order to survive.” Healthcare is a business but it is a business that must be based on a strong moral center and led by executives with a never failing commitment […] Read more»

Sarah Palin, Death Panels and Population Health Management

21 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin infamously predicted that the Affordable Care Act would create “death panels”, I wanted to wring her neck.  She took an incredibly important, albeit difficult, issue and trivialized it for the purpose of promoting her election/brand.  With this hyperbole, I reasoned, we would not be able to have the […] Read more»