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Diverse governance is a key to population health

By | March 18 th,  2016 | American Hospital Association, Furst Group, population health, governance, Blog, board of directors, diversity, Trustee magazine, Deanna Banks | Add A Comment

 

Classic content from Trustee magazine and Furst Group:

 

"From allocating capital funds to improving community health status, the diverse makeup of the service area has to be factored into decisions, and trustees steeped in the unique factors of that diversity are essential..."

 

That's the beginning premise of a recent article in Trustee magazine from the American Hospital Association on why diversity in the board room is pivotal for organizations seeking to understand and equip their leadership teams to achieve success in population health.

 

Without diversity, notes Furst Group principal Deanna Banks in the article, "What you get is a group-think. You've got similar-minded people from a singular exposure making decisions on behalf of things for which they lack insight and understanding -- and sometimes empathy."

 

Kelvin Westbrook, chair of BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, shares a memorable experience he had years ago about the "shoe test."

 

"If you look under the table and you don't have a diversity of shoes, you're probably going to get a much narrower perspective on what can and cannot work."

 

To read the complete article, click here.

 

 

Healthcare merger and acquisition is booming. A new article in AHA's Trustee magazine helps corporate culture survive and thrive once the dust has settled.

By | June 19 th,  2015 | American Hospital Association, Furst Group, Healthcare, merger, Bob Clarke, SSM Health, Blog, Joe Mazzenga, Trinity Health, Trustee magazine, acquisition, corporate, culture, executives, HonorHealth, IU Health | Add A Comment

 

As this is written, the country's largest health insurers are sizing each other up for merger and acquisition. The consolidation that has become commonplace among healthcare providers has come to payers as well, and the next several months should begin to determine what the terrain will look like once the dust has settled.

 

The financials are, of course, the driving force in any transaction like this. But the human factor should not be overlooked. Thus, we're proud to be part of a timely new article in Trustee magazine, published by the American Hospital Association, that talks to healthcare executives who have emerged from the experience with some advice and caution on tackling the thorny job of creating a new corporate culture out of two entities that may have done business very differently in the past.

 

Executives from organizations like HonorHealth, IU Health, SSM Health and Trinity Health share their stories with Trustee. Furst Group's Bob Clarke and Joe Mazzenga offer insights as well from their decades of experience.

 

Click here to read the article.

 

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