Workplace Culture

Hats off to the standalone hospital CEO

Hats off to the standalone hospital CEO

Why I find Rural/Small/Stand-Alone-Hospital CEOs so Impressive.

By Rodney Reider

“Stand alone” hospital presidents provide a great deal to admire.   

I was the lead in a recent strategic retreat and the CEO was incredibly impressive as I watched her interact with her board, her physician leadership and her administrative team.  Once again it rekindled my awareness of how small hospital CEOs have to do it all.  They are the engaged in the community, lead in the facility, influence the physicians, head Human Resources, know all the staff by name and can even be involved in the revenue cycle, IT and compliance departments.  There is very little this CEO isn’t aware of from governmental changes to the one physician or nurse who leaves unexpectedly.  There is no cushion.  There is no room for error.  It is a pure survivability issue. 

In Praise of Corporate Tension

In Praise of Corporate Tension

By Rodney Reider

“Corporate will be here next week to help…”
“Corporate is sending out a team in person to review the project.” 
“Corporate is coming out for a visit.” 

These words can immobilize the most courageous of hearts.  Many at the clinical sites believe corporate exists to disrupt and provide self-enhancement for the corporate individual making the demand. 

The Cultural Leadership Effect – It Starts With You

The Cultural Leadership Effect – It Starts With You

The leadership team is responsible for strategy.  It is a major portion of our many meeting agendas.  We have all seen or created the list of items and our strategy focus may vary from how to enhance our service line growth, to retaining and recruiting more nurses, or focusing on the improvement necessary to boost the patient scores and much, much more: however, as leaders we all know what must always be forefront on our strategic agenda, taking care of our employees.