Best Care, Best Future: A Guide for Healthcare Leaders

Best Care, Best Future: A Guide for Healthcare Leaders

by David M. Lawrence, MD

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Finally there is a book for healthcare leaders that only comes along once in a generation. Dr. David Lawrence shares with the readers his vast experience in leading the largest non-profit health system in the country. He describes what a leader is: One who says, "Let's get it done." A leader is someone with vision who enables his/her team to stretch themselves, who builds a team, who can lead change and work with both physicians and boards of directors, who is fearless, and most of all, one who is humble. This book suggests practical strategies that can be adapted in any healthcare setting. There are gems in every chapter that bring one to say: "Why didn't I think of that or why didn't I do that?" This is a must read for today's healthcare leaders that want to lead their organizations in rapidly changing times, those who want to improve their leadership, or for any aspiring leader that wants to take on more responsibility. It should be required reading for every graduate student in an MHA program or an Executive Healthcare MBA program.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148287155
Publisher: Second River Healthcare
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 404 KB

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence served as CEO from 1991 and chairman from 1992 of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals until his retirement in 2002. He is a member of the boards of Agilent Technologies, McKesson Corporation, Proteus Digital Health, and Aditazz. He is a member of the Health Advisory Boards of the RAND Corporation; an advisor to the CEOs of SomaLogic, Inc., MedExpert, Inc., and TangramCare; associated with Artiman Ventures, and teaches at the Estes Park Institute. He consults with selected healthcare systems that pursue advanced integration strategies.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 1981, Dr. Lawrence worked in Public Health and Human Services in Multnomah County, OR and as a Peace Corps Physician; taught at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the School of Medicine; and advised the Ministry of Health of Chile.
Dr. Lawrence is a founding board member of the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a Distinguished Advisor to the NPSF. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the AOA physician honor society. He authored From Chaos to Care: The Promise of Team-Based Medicine (Perseus, 2002).
Dr. Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College (1962), his MD from the University of Kentucky (1966), his masters of Public Health from the University of Washington (1973). He completed his Residency in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington, and is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine (1974). He has received honorary degrees from Amherst College, University of Kentucky, and Cornell University, and is a member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Hall of Fame and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health Hall of Fame.

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