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The Good and Bad of ‘Just Good Enough’

20 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In the American jumble of providers and services that we like to call a “healthcare system”, there is a phrase that is the enemy of all that we are supposed to stand for — Just good enough. This simple little phrase is infected with implications most of which are not very good when it comes […] 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»

Quality Care:  Where Does It Start?

9 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Dan, 54,  had been a CEO of a respected community medical center for more than 12 years.  He loved his job.  He was paid very well and his family was established in the community on multiple levels — civic work, schools and extra-curricular activities, club memberships and church. His medical staff and board seemed happy […] Read more»