Category On The Road


Carolina in My Mind

What a great James Taylor song.  When the second largest, not-for-profit, integrated delivery system in the nation decides to commit an entire day to celebrating their progress in the quality and safety arena, this gets North Carolina on my mind!  I had the privilege of being the lunchtime plenary speaker at this 5th annual event more »


Montgomery “Biscuits” vs. “Mobile Baybears”

A beautiful summer evening minor league baseball game served as the kick-off point for my return visit to Baptist Health in Montgomery, AL. Having first worked with them in February of 2013, it was a pleasure to return when the ambient temperature pushed 97 degrees. After the game, I spent a Saturday helping the medical more »


EmCare Redux

Can emergency room physicians become the population health workforce of the future? That is the key question I attempted to answer when I delivered the plenary address at the 27th Annual Leadership Meeting of EmCare at the beautiful Wynn Hotel in downtown Las Vegas.


My March Madness

My “March Madness” really started on Friday, February 28th with my visits throughout several states, including South Carolina, Illinois, Wisconsin and then back home to Philadelphia.


Nash on the Road: Beautiful Boise

In 24 years of travelling throughout our great nation, I never had an opportunity to visit Idaho until now. Recently, I had the privilege of being the plenary speaker at St. Luke’s Health System’s two-day, system-wide summit on Achieving the Triple Aim through Population Health.


Nash on the Road: Seventh Annual Cohenca Safety Lecture

It’s not enough to be the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the entire country every year and to recently celebrate your 150th birthday, but the Hospital for Special Surgery has gone one step further by hosting the seventh consecutive Cohenca Safety Day, a special day set aside to celebrate quality and safety. Real leaders understand just more »


Nash on the Road: Back to the Future

Having spent my entire childhood in Merrick, Long Island, it was a real pleasure for me to return very recently to neighboring Plainview to address the South Nassau Communities Hospital Strategic Planning Board Retreat. Not only did I have the opportunity to enjoy a real New York bagel, but I also met some wonderful, hardworking more »


Brothers in Arms

No, you’re not seeing double! The other handsome guy in this picture is Ira S. Nash, MD; Executive Director of the North Shore Long Island Jewish (NSHS) Medical Group at the leadership retreat for his team at the Harvard Club in New York City. I had the distinct privilege of being the after dinner speaker. more »


A Population Health Toolkit that Gets it Right

Last week, as the opening keynote speaker at the second annual Phytel Executive Summit, I had an opportunity to interact with literally scores of their customers (large, multi-group physician practices and integrated health systems) from around the country. Each told an interesting story about how the Phytel tools enabled them to change the physician practice more »


Discussing the Key to Quality with The Governance Institute

The venerable Greenbrier Hotel is often referred to as America’s Hotel. Nestled in the mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, it is famous on several levels. First, it is a hotel visited by virtually every U.S. President since Truman.In the early 1990s, the existence of an underground bunker suitable to accommodate both houses both more »

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