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Rural Healthcare’s False Equivalency

22 March, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Some rural community hospitals, the backbone of the US healthcare delivery model, suffer from the myth that they are not held to the same standard of professionalism and customer service that is front and center for many large regional referral centers. It is not that they do not believe in the importance of service, quality […] 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»

Ethics: Suitable Punishment for Doctors, Executives Who Stray

3 January, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
LISTEN ON iTUNES As we begin a new year, it is a time for reflection, not on our jobs or the economic and political machinations that may affect them, but on our values, our ethics — on our very integrity. In my industry, healthcare, I am always stunned and saddened that a physician who made […] Read more»