Report Cards for Quality

That handsome guy on the right is Mr. Scott Becker, former CEO of  Conemaugh Health System and Chair-Elect of the Board of the 1889 Foundation, both in Johnstown, PA.  He was in the audience during my plenary presentation, “Measuring Quality: Do Metrics Really Bring Transformation?” at The Governance Institute’s (TGI) January Leadership Conference in Naples, FL. more »


California Dreaming

The address read, “Scenic Drive, Pebble Beach, California,” and when I arrived at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), nestled along the Pacific Coast, I was not disappointed!  In my 25 years of traveling back and forth across our great country, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a more serene and beautiful hospital more »


Steamy Summer Saturday

The “real feel” temperature was easily over 102°F when I visited the Florida Medical Clinic on one of the last Saturdays of summer to speak at their  8th Annual Meeting.  The FMC is a well-established, 25-year-old multi-specialty group practice with over 200 physicians in 33 specialties serving patients in Tampa and the surrounding area.    As a more »


Growing Healthy Communities

After working on it for 20 years, Health Choice Network (HCN) has emerged as “one of the nation’s most successful collaborations of community health centers.”  It was a real treat to deliver their lunchtime plenary address and conduct a breakout session for some of their clinical leaders during their annual leadership retreat in Boca Raton, more »


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 »



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 »