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Fund Development

3 October, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Health systems, hospitals and other healthcare organizations that do not have an effective fund development program will be at greater risk of falling behind competitively given that shrinking reimbursement will squeeze margins and crimp capital/technology spending.  Raising money and building a robust endowment is now more important than ever.  It surprises me that some CEOs […] Read more»

We Live In Interesting Times

1 October, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Two days to the first presidential debate, 36 days to Nov. 6, 92 days to the fiscal cliff… In a speech in South Africa in 1966, Robert Kennedy said: “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ “Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times of danger […] Read more»

Wasted Opportunity

21 September, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Meetings in Catholic health systems and hospitals almost always begin with a prayer or meditation that reinforces the organization’s religious heritage, its mission, vision and values. No such tradition exists in the vast majority of other hospitals in America.  Meetings begin with news, gossip or lame idle chatter.  What a wasted opportunity. Hospitals across America […] Read more»