Message from ACHE Regent – Spring 2020

Undesignated Leaders I knew the call was coming. All day there were reports of a large demonstration moving toward our hospital.  There had been significant looting with the previous night’s protests, and we expected that clashes would ensue between police, protestors...

President’s Message Spring 2020

Dear Colleagues, Over the last several weeks we have come together for our patients, family, friends and community in extraordinary ways to learn how to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we practice social distancing in a new way, we are seeing the benefits of...

Message from ACHE Regent – Southern California

Health Care Executives of Southern California is positioned for a wonderful year. The Board of Directors of HCE, under the very able leadership of Dr. Tricia Kassab, FACHE, has launched 2020 with exceptional education programs and networking opportunities for its...

Emerging Healthcare Leaders: Five Career Traps to Avoid

By Dr. Kevin Nourse Leading healthcare organizations recognize the value of investing in developing high-potential future leaders in order to establish a pipeline of talent ready to step into future management roles. Proactively developing future leaders can make a...

Taming the rise in health spending…

No surprise to anyone who reads this blog, I’m sure, but health care costs continue to rise at rates eclipsing the rise in overall spending in the U.S.  What may be news to some, though, is that the average annual cost of providing health care to a family of four...

Return of the Public Option…Really?

In response to my dismissal of Bernie Sander’s campaign for the presidency, my best friend and mentor advised, “Never underestimate an old man with a sociology degree.”  True that.  The candidate with the socialist agenda is the fancy of voting women and young...