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Lonely at the top and loving it: physicians as CEOs.
Physician Exec. 1995 Jan; 21(1):30-5.PE

Abstract

As little as five years ago, most hospital board members scoffed at the idea of hiring physicians as chief executive officers or chief operating officers. Physicians, they maintained, belonged at the bedside, not in the board room. For the most part, physicians didn't take issue with this thinking. Profit and loss statements, strategic planning, and other CEO duties were alien. Besides, being a "suit" was unconscionable, a total fall from the true grace of medicine: patient care. Dramatic changes in health care have wrought dramatic changes in the mindsets of both board members and physicians. Today, both sides have developed a new perspective on physicians in top hospital administrative positions. In this article, the author reports on the experiences of physician executives who have made the trip to the top.

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eng

PubMed ID

10161142

Citation

Vavala, D. "Lonely at the Top and Loving It: Physicians as CEOs." Physician Executive, vol. 21, no. 1, 1995, pp. 30-5.
Vavala D. Lonely at the top and loving it: physicians as CEOs. Physician Exec. 1995;21(1):30-5.
Vavala, D. (1995). Lonely at the top and loving it: physicians as CEOs. Physician Executive, 21(1), 30-5.
Vavala D. Lonely at the Top and Loving It: Physicians as CEOs. Physician Exec. 1995;21(1):30-5. PubMed PMID: 10161142.
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