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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»

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»