“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Over the years I have collected some aphorisms, quotations and “classics” perhaps worth sharing. “I made a lot of mistakes in my time but didn’t waste any time making them.” (attributed to Gustave Levy, Goldman Sachs) “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” (Colin

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PART 2. Conflict of Interest. MSK continued & top executives at the University of Maryland Medical System have resigned amid investigations into accusations of self-dealing among the hospital network’s board members

ASSIGNMENT: Identify other health care conflicts in the news then identify Best Practices of Boards of Trustees. New PART 2 after old PART 1. PART 1. September 28, 2018. HOW ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS ADDRESS CONFLICTS-OF-INTEREST. ASSIGNMENT: Profile the University of Maryland Medical System COI challenge. DISCLOSURE. I am a member and Interim Chairman of the

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A public health approach will enable the United States to address culture, firearm safety, and reasonable regulation

ASSIGNMENT: – Dig deeper in defining mass firearms killings as a public health issue. – Profile hospital Rapid Response preparedness for receiving injured from a mass shooting. – How can hospitals prepare for an “active shooter” situation in the hospital? “Shortly after the November 2018 publication of the American College of Physicians’ policy position paper

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PART 3. Hopkins All Children’s Hospital/ North Carolina Children’s – pediatric cardiac surgery debacles.

ASSIGNMENT: What are the Lessons Learned from the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and North Carolina Children’s Hospital pediatric open cardiac surgery program failures? What are the regulatory implications? New PART 3 after PARTs 1 and 2. PART 1. February 26, 2019. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (St Petersburg, Florida) – problems in the hospital’s

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