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What Do For Profits Know?

18 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
I just read another in a rash of articles praising the investor-owned hospital industry, suggesting that they are better positioned to deal with the new normal healthcare economy that is defined by the Affordable Care Act and deficit reduction.  These articles come from a variety of Wall Street firms but they all have similar themes: […] Read more»

Cycles Not Circles

7 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
“I feel like I am running in circles,” a successful Hospital CEO recently joked.  “As we develop strategies to reshape our organization for the Affordable Care Act, I feel like I am revisiting some places I have been before.” Actually, if he had substituted the word “cycles” for “circles” he would have been more accurate. […] Read more»

Talent Evaluation

21 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving 2012.  In healthcare, for example, we should be thankful that we have survived, in spite of ourselves, on several important issues, like how we invest in our human capital, or, according to hundreds of hospital annual reports,  “our most important asset.” Let’s be honest.  Fantasy […] Read more»