“Effective meetings don’t happen by accident, the happen by design.” (author unknown) In 1975 I was appointed Administrator of Mount Sinai Services at City Hospital at Elmhurst, a public hospital where Mount Sinai School of Medicine contractually provided professional services. We had a quarterly Dean’s Committee meeting with the Dean of the Medical School. After
I just got an urgent cold call from a Financial Advisor recommending I buy warrants in UBER since it is about to announce the opening of a system of “gig” urgi-care, UBER HEALTH. You will be able to get a doctor to make a house call within ten minutes using a new UBER HEALTH APP.
A little background…. I was appointed President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) in 1989, one year after JCMC had been converted to not-for-profit governance after a long and colorful history as a public hospital (including bankruptcy protection from 1982 to 1985). JCMC was and still is Hudson County’s (500,000+ residents) regional referral
From 1967 to 1970, during the Vietnam War, I served first as a 2nd Lieutenant and Chief Administrative Officer of the 4th Casualty Staging Flight attached to Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. We received combat casualties still in battlefield bandages, often within 24 hours of injury, and either admitted
At a recent meeting of their Board of Regents, the American College of Physicians (ACP) adopted a new policy statement recognizing hate crimes as a public health issue. “It is imperative that physicians, and all people, speak out against hate and hate crimes and against those who foster or perpetrate it, as was seen in
“Back in the day” Chief Medical officers were all men and you could tell when a new CMO had lost touch with his clinician peers when he started wearing suspenders and bow ties to look CEOish. Almost by definition, the same is likely to happen with Chief Innovation Officers. Here’s one description of a Chief
Recently I visited a medical specialist I have known for twenty five years. Back then I was a new hospital President and he was a junior attending. About ten years later I became his patient. And hadn’t seen him in two years. When he saw me he said “hello Dr. Metsch” and I responded “hello