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First Do No Harm. Yeah, Right.

8 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
  If you are a hospital CEO or other senior executive and your boss (or board) is more interested in profitability and days of cash on hand than quality of care and patient safety, then you are working for the wrong man, woman, or the wrong organization. As I have said many times over the […] Read more»

Doing a “Great Job” Isn’t Enough

15 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most commonly repeated complaints of top performing hospital CEOs:  How do some mediocre leaders land great jobs?  “I have done a great job – my board is happy, our balance sheet is in great shape, our community service and retained earnings are at all-time highs and the physicians keep telling me what […] Read more»

Thinking Out Loud: The Career You Thought You Were Going to Have

15 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
As I prepare for my speech to the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley at Villanova on Thursday night, I find myself thinking out loud with my team, sharing ideas for brand management in a new healthcare environment. One of the more radical perspectives being discussed is that the young healthcare management graduate students […] Read more»