Category On The Road


Postcards From the Road: Sleepless in Seattle

Remember that great movie classic starring the amazing Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? Who could forget that romantic rendezvous on the observation deck of the Empire State Building? My trip to Seattle wasn’t romantic, but it was “sleepless.” I had the privilege of addressing the Second Annual Everett Clinic Leadership dinner. Everett is one of more »


Postcards From the Road: From Oil to Bourbon

I recently travelled from Philadelphia to Houston to New Orleans and back in a 48-hour period. The wear and tear on my body clock was well worth it for the great privilege of participating in the two top physician leadership training programs in the nation. Texas Children’s, a massive organization in downtown Houston, has a more »


Postcards from the Road: Patient Engagement in Montreal

My high school French proved to be quite inadequate for my plenary presentation at the annual meeting of Planetree in Montreal. Planetree, with more than 200 hospitals nationwide and scores more overseas, held their annual 1,000-person event at the Montreal Convention Center. Groups like Planetree do tremendous work worldwide in promoting the notion that only more »


Celebrating Quality, Safety at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

I am always enamored of systems that take one day a year to celebrate the gains they have made in improving the quality and safety of the medical care they deliver. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center celebrated its 2nd Annual Quality Summit on October 3rd in Mishawaka, Indiana, a stone’s throw from South Bend. Saint more »


On the Road: Population Health and NY’s Hospital Leaders

I am fresh from a beautiful fall weekend at the venerable Sagamore Hotel on Lake George in upstate New York. This was, however, not a typical getaway to enjoy the fall foliage.For this first official weekend of fall, I had the privilege of opening the annual leadership meeting of the Hospital Association of NY State, more »


National Quality Colloquium Trains Focus on Patient-Centered Care

Our JSPH team has just returned from the nation’s capital, where we hosted the 12th Annual National Quality Colloquium. Having moved this meeting from the Harvard campus to the heart of Washington, DC, we were able to attract many key national leaders to kick off this important event. Drs. Mark McClellan, Rick Gilfillan and Carolyn more »


Postcards From the Road: Cerner Center for Innovation

The futuristic Cerner Tower is composed of stainless steel reaching high into the sky. A closer examination reveals that it is the famous DNA, double-helix at the core, and wrapped around the core are a series of bits and bytes—1’s and 0’s that hold the whole tower together. It is majestic in its simplicity and more »


Postcards from the Road: Nash in Nashville Edition

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is one of the largest indoor facilities – with restaurants, gardens, and ballrooms – in the United States. It was the appropriate setting for the annual HealthTrust University Conference and Vendor Fair, sponsored by the HealthTrust Purchasing Group in suburban Nashville, TN. I had the privilege of delivering more »


Nash on the road with Catholic Health Partners

I just returned from Boardman OH having spoken to the Board of Trustees of Catholic Health Partners (CHP). They are one of the best managed, most forward thinking, multi hospital systems in the country. I was privileged to have been a board member of CHP for more than ten years with my tenure ending in more »


Postcards from the Road: Casper, Wyoming

I just returned from my first trip to Wyoming where I gave the plenary presentation in Casper at the first ever joint meeting of the Wyoming Business Coalition on Health, the Wyoming Hospital Association and a local community hospital, the Wyoming Medical Center. About 200 people attended this multiple stakeholder event to discuss the future of more »

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