Trends in Healthcare: Building Leadership Competencies to Create Strong Hospitalist Programs

Guest Post By Linda Komnick and Jason Petros

Recent economic, legislative, and societal pressures are making the need for high-quality, cost-effective medical care management increasingly critical. And nowhere are the stakes higher than in our nation’s hospitals. With an inpatient population requiring more intensive care—and the associated costs of providing it soaring—hospitals are compelled to grow the leadership competencies of their physicians and create internal hospitalist programs that meet the needs of patients, staff, and payors alike.

Who are hospitalists?
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Healthcare Administration Best Practices: Leadership Team Development and the Evolution of Physician and Nurse Executives

Guest Post by Christine Mackey-Ross

In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare administration, a new category of professionals is emerging at our nation’s hospitals and provider groups: physician and nurse executives. To maintain a competitive edge, healthcare organizations are ramping up their leadership team development programs to ensure that these newly established administrators have the background and skills necessary to succeed in what is becoming a more and…



ACOs and Physician Leaders: Two Perspectives—Part 3

Guest post by Christine Mackey-Ross

This is my third post based on my recent interview with two noted physician executives—John B. Chessare, MD, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and S. Rockwell Fredrickson, MD, President and managing director of physician integration of Integris Physicians Services (IPS) in Oklahoma City—about U.S. health care’s move toward Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In previous posts, I’ve shared the plans their organizations were formulating and their opinions on the skills physicians will need…



ACOs and Physician Leaders: Two Perspectives—Part 2

Guest blog by Christine Mackey-Ross

Not long ago, I interviewed two noted physician executives—John B. Chessare, MD, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and S. Rockwell Fredrickson, MD, President and managing director of physician integration of Integris Physicians Services (IPS) in Oklahoma City—about U.S. health care’s move toward Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). I shared the plans their organizations were formulating in a recent post.

They also had some strong opinions on the skills physicians will need in order to…



ACOs and Physician Leaders: Two Perspectives—Part 1

Guest blog by Christine Mackey-Ross

The move toward Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is in full swing. Health care leaders are considering a variety of approaches to realigning or even reconceiving existing organizations to fit new models. I recently interviewed two noted physician executives—John B. Chessare, MD, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and S. Rockwell Fredrickson, MD, President and managing director of physician integration of Integris Physicians Services (IPS) in Oklahoma City—to gain their insights.

In this post, I’ll…