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5 Characteristics of Excellent Rural/Community Hospital Boards

26 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
EDITOR’S NOTE:  Today’s post is the last in a current series of blogs that John has written over the past several months regarding small-rural community hospitals.  These organizations are one of his passions in healthcare. John’s experience supporting community hospitals dates to his work at Affiliated Hospitals, part of Hermann Hospital in Houston, which helped […] Read more»

Three Pillars of A Vibrant Small Town

24 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
There are three essential pillars that comprise commonly accepted standards for a vibrant small town community;  good schools, good city government and good hospital/healthcare.  These pillars make all else possible — meaningful economic development, the recruitment of good teachers, good city services and a sustainable quality of life for everyone. You take any one of the […] Read more»

Recruiting a Rural/Community Hospital CEO

5 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Identifying and recruiting a top CEO for a rural/community hospital is one of the toughest jobs a governing board will undertake.  It is also a decision that can easily be categorized as “make or break” for the future success of these facilities. The complexity of the task and a typical board’s lack of experience in […] Read more»