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The Push to Improve

25 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
It is not what you did yesterday or today, but what you will do tomorrow. This is the battle cry for healthcare’s push to improve, to do it better, safer and cheaper.  Get used to it.  This will be one of many relentless pressures in the lives of healthcare executives for many years to come. […] Read more»

Hospital CEOs In Trouble 

16 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
As hospital executives gather this week in Chicago for the annual Congress of the American College of Healthcare Executives, perhaps this is a good day to revisit a subject I have written about before in this space: increasing numbers of hospital CEOs are in trouble, professionally speaking. Being a hospital CEO, once a position with […] Read more»

Too Many Chiefs

23 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. I have heard that phrase for as long as I can remember. My dad, the owner of a successful retail bakery, was fond of the phrase, especially when his business partner, my mother, began to micromanage his day. In healthcare, doctors, skeptical employees, and union members […] Read more»