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Why Ask Why?

7 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Why ask the “why” questions? The easiest part of the executive recruiting process, candidate screening, is determining whether the applicants are qualified or not.  That is a task typically performed by researchers or junior recruiters, comparing candidate resumes against the client’s selection criteria. It is the rare exception that a clearly unqualified candidate gets hired, […] Read more»

The Evolving Community Hospital Landscape: CEO or Salesman?

12 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
I did not go into healthcare administration to be a salesman. Some rural and community hospital executives will actually make that statement — out loud — while many more have thought it more than a couple of times.  Probably in utter frustration. They got their MHA or MBA after all, to run a business, not […] Read more»

In Harms Way… Again

28 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When hospitals choose higher margins/EBITDA/growth in earnings — whatever you want to call it— in exchange for bare-bones staffing that results in harm to patients, I have concerns.  Patient care and safety should not be penalized because hospitals are willing to cut corners at any cost. The following example is not hypothetical, or a story […] Read more»