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Jun

Meet Me In St. Louis!

St. Louis is home to SSM Health, an organization of 30,000 employees (including 1,300 employed physicians), 175 clinic locations and 19 affiliated hospitals, primarily in four states – Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.  You get the idea—it is a big Midwestern deal!   For the first time in their 143-year history, SSM Health is committing to more »

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May

Reaching the “Pinnacle”

It’s really fun to have a front-row seat when a complex, multi-hospital, integrated delivery system  initiates an award for quality and patient safety.  It’s even more rewarding as a dean to discover that the  program was created by one of our JSPH students! That’s me with Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and more »

6
May

HealthShare

Isn’t that a beautiful picture?  This is the famous Turnberry Isle resort, just north of Miami, Florida, where Healthgrades recently held its 2-1/2 day annual customer retreat, entitled “HealthShare.”  Roger Holstein, CEO of Healthgrades, gave an impassioned opening presentation where he set the tone for the entire conference.  Roger did an outstanding job outlining all more »

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Apr

Putting the “Team” in TeamHealth

This is what the “green room” looks like behind the scenes in a 900-person annual leadership meeting in Dallas, TX, for the company known as TeamHealth. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, TeamHealth is the second-largest national provider of emergency room coverage, hospitalist care and specialty physician services.  In their second national meeting, I had the privilege more »

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Apr

Connecting with Old Pals

It’s always nice to reconnect with folks you haven’t seen in a while…and it often happens when you least expect it! Here I am  standing next to a childhood friend who grew up on the same street in suburban Long Island, NY.  Today, Neal Peyser, MBA  is a senior leader at the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), more »

26
Mar

“TIPAAA MY HAT”

Kudos to The Independent Physician Association of America (TIPAAA) as they celebrated their 20th anniversary in muggy San Antonio, Texas on the first day of Spring.  I had the privilege of kicking off the second day of the meeting and the title of my talk was “The Coming Industrialization in Healthcare: A 360-degree View.”  Recognizing more »

26
Mar

ACHE Congress 2015

I haven’t had the privilege of speaking in front of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress since 2010, when I delivered their annual honorary luncheon program,  The Arthur C. Bachmeyer  Memorial Lecture.  I was looking forward to returning to Chicago and having an opportunity to visit with hospital leaders from around the country.  In more »

17
Mar

Southern Hospitality

One of the rewards of traveling across our great country is the opportunity to meet many JSPH students, who reside in nearly 30 states.  Here I am, proudly standing between Wylie Newton, MD, and Monica Newton, DO, at a retreat of the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), held in Savannah.  Monica Newton is enrolled in more »

5
Mar

The Tryout

Yes, that is Dr. Jon Burroughs and me sitting courtside at a Chicago Bulls game during my recent visit to frigidly cold Chicago.  We were there, not to try for an NBA spot, but rather to participate in what the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) calls a “DEV test.”  A DEV test is an more »

12
Feb

Envisioning the Future

I spent a day in Dallas, TX with my colleague, Dr. Brian Silverstein, where we both “envisioned the future” for our colleagues at Envision–an incredible company, composed of three entities (EmCare, AMR, and Evolution Health).  Together, these firms are breaking new ground in the arena of mobile population-based care.  They coordinate care in multiple cities more »

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