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Why Hospitals Should NOT Fly

22 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care published in 2008, author John Nance makes a case that hospitals would do well to incorporate aviation’s best practices into their daily operations. Clearly he was talking about safety, not customer service. Today, airlines continue to offer travelers a safe […] Read more»

Working In Healthcare, A Privilege Not A Right

1 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
I do not care who you are, where you went to school, which union represents you, how smart you are, or how smart you think you are — executive, doctor, nurse — you are not entitled  to work in a hospital. To run a hospital, or to take care of patients who trust us to […] Read more»

Too Many Chiefs Will Bog Things Down

28 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A popular phrase used to illustrated a wide variety of immutable truths is, “ Too many chiefs, and not enough Indians.” My father, a superb retail baker in the southern style, often said, especially when his business partner/wife tried to control his schedule, “Too many cooks in the kitchen is a a losing proposition.” Now, […] Read more»