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A Hospital CEO’s Tough Lesson Learned

16 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
“My biggest disappointment,” he explained, “Was my failure to come to grips – to really understand – the real importance of human capital issues and how those directly related to my success or failure as a hospital leader. So many CEOs talk in platitudes, or business-speak about how important their employees are, but the number of hospital senior executives who really get it, with sufficient depth of unders Read more»

A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

4 August, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
NEWARK, NJ -- Observations on our healthcare services industry. 1. We have a crisis in healthcare financing. The chance that any meaningful plan for reform will be accomplished diminishes with each day of the presidential campaign. Read more»

Networking for Early Healthcare Careerists

28 June, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
The hardest job to find in healthcare is the first one following graduate school or a fellowship.  Consolidation within the healthcare services segment has resulted in a decline in the “points of entry” as well as an overall reduction in the number of entry-level management slots.  Ten years ago, there were eight major health systems […] Read more»