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By Jeffrey Selberg | Friday, Oct 12, 2012
GUEST BLOGGER IHI COO Jeff Selberg For most of the last century, trustees of health care organizations generally defined their roles as limited to financial stewardship. Safety? Quality of care? That was considered the purview of the medical or executive staff.In recent years, this has changed—but it has not changed enough. Governing boards have a fundamental role to play in quality of care; in fact, they are legally accountable for it. What happens in a boardroom may seem far removed from the ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Governance and Boards, Leadership, Quality and Patient Safety
By Maureen Bisognano | Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting one of my favorite people in health care — Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mary leads a large, integrated organization that includes a health plan, a hospital, and nearly 10,000 employees.The best leaders have both vision and the courage to act on that vision. A decade ago, Mary was convinced that HealthPartners needed to do a better job of caring for patients, and she had the courage to do what she belie ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, Patient & Family Centered Care, Diabetes Care & Education, Improvement, Health Plan, Hospital
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