When I was appointed President and CEO of LibertyHealth/ Jersey City Medical Center in 1989 one of our goals was to become a top tier New Jersey teaching hospital.

Doing that required being a risk taker, not being risk averse. So here are vignettes about some risks taken over 17 years, some with success, some with failure, and some with mixed results. These examples are from my experience. Recognizing the new health care industry algorithm is more complicated, being a risk-taker is still essential

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“For most of my surgical career, I gave out opioids like candy….” “With approximately 142 Americans dying every day”….” We need to take away the matches, not put out the fires.”

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed his administration would beat the opioid epidemic by beefing up law enforcement, strengthening security on the southern border to stop illegal drugs from entering the country. Trump, joined in Bedminster, New Jersey, by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and other administration officials, emphasized a tough law-and-order approach,

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The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and Its Role in Advancing the Quality of Healthcare Management Education

A little background on my relationship with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).  www.cahme.org In early September, 1972, just two weeks after finishing graduate school at the UNC School of Public Health, I was teaching my first class, at 6PM, as a junior Assistant Professor in the Baruch/ Mount Sinai Graduate Program in

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