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CAREER PROFILE   Duties: Helping patients attain and maintain good health;...
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When I moved to Colorado many years ago, to be on the medical school faculty, all hospitals in the city were run by physicians (except for a nun at St. Joseph's, who was excellent). That gradually gave way to MBAs and eventually just anyone...burnt out nurses, anyone. It became the corporate control of medicine. This article does not address the unethical behavior of these hospital heads...they report false statistics, and, worse for patients,...
"...For those physicians who stand out as emergent leaders, the next step is an MBA.." Not true because a more focused graduate program such as a Master's In Health Administration is far more apropos to the setting.
This reminds me of a true story from a leadership workshop at a hospital with a business leader CEO: Participant feedback to CEO visiting the workshop = "We never see you, you lead from behind a closed door." Action = CEO cleared his calendar, stayed at workshop and listened to physicians and administrators. He started to build trust and relational currency. This potent feedback was a catalyst for change. . . . . . .but would it last? Result...
Appreciate the article, and it supports what I suspected for a long time. Additional research would be helpful for confirmation, and building awareness that hospitals frequently go off the wrong track when lead by non-physicians. A recent trend in the US is the rapid growth of companies contracting with hospitals to employ and manage groups of physicians on behalf of their client hospitals. These companies are managed primarily by non-physician...
Very glad to see my observations confirmed by your research data. As a Physician, from a family of Business leaders, my interests has always been in both areas. Working in 3 countries for around 40 years gives some oversight into this area. There is a lot to say, but to start somewhere I would like to point out that A) Doctors learn a lot about leadership through their training. A Doctor is essentially leading the health care process of their...