The doctor-exec is in. To quell physician unrest, some hospitals are dumping lay executives and replacing them with doctors.Mod Healthc. 2002 Sep 30; 32(39):6-7, 12, 1.MH
Several high-profile shake-ups in healthcare exemplify a strategy recently gaining popularity: Keep physicians happy during times of turmoil by making one the boss. Hospital boards find the move to be a magic elixir when trying to build trust with doctors concerned over rocky leadership. Larry Hollier, M.D. (left), chief physician at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, was made president to further that trust.