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5 Hospital CEOs Who Get It



Hospital CEOs have been getting a lot of bad press lately—and not necessarily ill-deserved. In fact, HealthLeaders Media Senior Editor John Commins chronicled the personal faux pas of several hospital leaders in his September column, "Executives Gone Wild: Paying the Price for Personal Conduct." But for every CEO who tarnishes his or her hospital's name, there are hundreds who should be hailed for their dedication to healthcare. Here's a look at five chief executives who are going beyond the call of duty to improve patient and employee satisfaction.

4 comments on "5 Hospital CEOs Who Get It"
Todd (10/20/2010 at 4:11 PM)

pmckenney, I would suggest not accepting Medicare or Medicaid as a way reduce cost. By not accepting loss leader patients, the hospital can reduce what it charges private payers and INCREASE revenue! See what the Mayo Clinic is doing in Arizona.
pmckenney (10/15/2010 at 6:25 PM)

Commenter "Bluetooth" appears to have missed the entire point of this article. The CEO's were not trying to "attack the heart of the problem with the health care crisis" - and they deserve commendation for trying to address customer service and staff/patient satisfaction. As for healthcare costs, I'd appreciate Bluetooth's suggestions on how hospital CEO's might dramatically reduce charges for tests and services - while still making payroll and maintaining facilities. Hospitals must improve efficiency, increase safety and quality and become transparent about costs. However, until our payment systems are radically reformed, most hospitals are at the mercy of Medicare/Medicaid and large commercial insurers. Innovations such as ACO's hold promise, but must be designed well and piloted to see if they will work outside of highly-integrated systems such as Geisinger or Kaiser.
bluetooth (10/14/2010 at 6:28 PM)

Arranging the Chairs on the Deck of the Titanic. Yawn. No, these CEOs really DON'T get it, despite their babledom as reported here. Until the cost of care comes down, we aren't really attacking the heart of the problem with the healthcare crisis – IT'S THE COST OF CARE, STUPID!! We'll know they "get it" when we see dramatic reduction in fees, from bandages, to MRIs, to per-day charges.
bluetooth (10/14/2010 at 2:39 PM)

Arranging the Chairs on the Deck of the Titanic. Yawn. No, these CEOs really DON'T get it, despite their babledom as reported here. Until the cost of care comes down, we aren't really attacking the heart of the problem with the healthcare crisis – IT'S THE COST OF CARE, STUPID!! We'll know they "get it" when we see dramatic reduction in fees, from bandages, to MRIs, to per-day charges.