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Recruiting Your Next CEO:  A Step-by-Step Guide for Rural and Community Hospitals

29 April, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most important jobs a governing board has is to appoint a Chief Executive Officer who, hopefully, is exceedingly competent and then let them do the job he or she was hired to do.   Some boards use outside search firms to advise them on recruitment and selection.   Most board members lack […] Read more»

Conventional Wisdom Is Seldom Right, Especially When It Comes to Age of Applicant

8 March, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Age discrimination exists. It is alive and well in so many industries, some more than others. Sometimes I think healthcare is in the “some” category. Talent selection seems to be governed by conventional wisdom — that is to say if you are old you must be slow, technologically inept, forgetful, inefficient, set […] Read more»

Avoid A CEO Mis-Hire: A Step-By-Step Guide for Rural and Community Hospitals

6 March, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – A financially viable community hospital is an important economic pillar. Without a hospital it is hard to recruit new physicians, young teachers with families, or to lure companies that will create jobs. When a community hospital closes, especially in towns separated from definitive care by distance or geography, the community’s economic base […] Read more»