Preparing to Be a Better Physician Leader – Part 2


I started this series by discussing the attitudes or perspectives that physician leaders should understand and adopt. I would like to complete it with a description of some practical skills that you should seek to learn or enhance. If you are early in the journey, you can try to observe these skills in others as you're preparing to be a better physician leader. This is a process. Like any new realm of learning, we follow a path from awareness, to [...]

Preparing to Be a Better Physician Leader – Part 22017-03-31T13:46:59-05:00

How to Evaluate Direct Reports


Julie waited patiently in the small waiting area in the administrative suite. As the Director for Inpatient Nursing Services , it was time for her biweekly meeting with Patricia (Pat), the Chief Nursing Officer. Pat opened the door to her office and motioned for Julie to come in and sit down. As she did, Pat recalled the lecture she attended the previous year about how to evaluate direct reports, and the subsequent adoption of their new process. It was [...]

How to Evaluate Direct Reports2017-03-21T16:03:18-05:00

Shape Your Hospital Performance Measures and Boost Your Reputation


I remember the first time our CEO announced to our board of directors that we had received the Top 100 Hospital designation. I believe the award was “owned” by Solucient at the time. It actually came as a shock because we were not expecting it. I was VPMA back then. We were just vaguely aware of the hospital performance measures it used. The CEO and board were very proud of the designation. We all were. It was a welcome [...]

Shape Your Hospital Performance Measures and Boost Your Reputation2016-11-29T16:44:16-06:00

How I’m Using SMART Goals for 2017 and You Can Too


For this post, I thought I would discuss SMART goals and use them for my blog for 2017. It is quite common for each executive in a healthcare organization to create management goals for the coming year. Then the CEO and the senior executive team discusses and approves them. All of the divisional goals are ultimately presented to the Board of Directors. Your directors will create their goals as well, as we discussed in SWOT Analysis and Goal Setting. You will [...]

How I’m Using SMART Goals for 2017 and You Can Too2016-11-20T17:18:49-06:00

How to Lead a Top 100 Hospital


We all want to be part of an organization that embodies excellence. And as a physician leader, you are a key to achieving that outcome. Nothing satisfies a board more than recognition as a Top 100 Hospital. A few years into my tenure as VPMA, our CEO left to take a new position, and the COO, after a search that included internal and external interviews, was chosen to lead the organization. Shortly after his appointment, he and the board made [...]

How to Lead a Top 100 Hospital2016-11-26T11:56:04-06:00


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