You are in the business of healthcare. But the changing times in which we live, including the new landscape of reform, are bringing about fundamental changes in how we do business.
Healthcare? Yes. But what business are you really in?
The patient-safety movement has made slow and steady progress in the U.S. healthcare industry. But to achieve a faster pace of change, Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, says change needs to come from the top of each organization – and that means above the CEO.
Tejal Gandhi: Push for quality, safety needs to come from boards
Back in 2005, before Wright Lassiter III interviewed for the position of CEO at the then-beleaguered Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, Calif., he decided to see for himself if there were some signals of hope in an institution that had seen 10 CEOs crash and burn in the previous 11 years.
Profiles in Leadership: Top 25 Minority Executives The undercover exec: Wright Lassiter III scoped out his hospital before he took the job, then forged a bond with his board to stage a remarkable turn