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Why Hospitals Should NOT Fly

22 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care published in 2008, author John Nance makes a case that hospitals would do well to incorporate aviation’s best practices into their daily operations. Clearly he was talking about safety, not customer service. Today, airlines continue to offer travelers a safe […] Read more»

Parents As Career Mentors

10 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
My dad was a hard working business owner.  He worked long hours and had great  success as a retail baker.  He did it, first and foremost, to be a good provider for his family and to help his sons to have a life that was better than the one he had. In his youth and […] Read more»

Mom Is Not A Mere Statistic

9 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Tomorrow, March 10, it will have been seven years since my mom died, the victim of a preventable patient care mistake in a hospital. I was in Chicago preparing to speak to two sessions at the Congress of the American College of Healthcare Executives. That she died was no surprise. A week before, we had […] Read more»