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One of the key things for the hospital or health system Board to do is to create the motivation within the organization to deeply understand, act and finish an initiative. Finishing is critical if you’re going to make a positive change within the organization. This is an excerpt from the Compass Clinical Profile in…(Read More)

In our educational series called Profiles in Healthcare Leadership, we share some unique approaches for running successful hospitals. The successes of our first Profile feature—Jim Anderson, retired CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center—have truly been remarkable. Spending 20 minutes reading about how he improved the quality  of care and increased revenue…(Read More)

In our educational series Profiles in Healthcare Leadership, we share unique approaches for running successful hospitals. This Profile features Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. Mr. Vonderfecht’s leadership was instrumental in developing the mission…(Read More)

Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, sat down for an in-depth “Profile in Healthcare Leadership” interview with Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. The topic was, ‘how do you take the board…(Read More)

PROFILE IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP These profiles are the result of interviews with transformational leaders in today’s healthcare industry—men and women who have demonstrated courage, ingenuity and the hard work needed to create dramatic, measurable and sustainable improvements in their hospitals. They challenge assumptions, see things differently and enable remarkable breakthroughs. These leaders freely…(Read More)

First, you have to have really strong engagement with the board of directors because ultimately, they are the ones that have to approve that strategic plan. It is their plan, and they have to have the buy-in to it. It requires good communication and a good working relationship with the board. I think that…(Read More)

This is Part One of a 6-Part Profile in Healthcare Leadership Series These profiles are the result of interviews with transformational leaders in today’s healthcare industry—men and women who have demonstrated courage, ingenuity and the hard work needed to create dramatic, measurable and sustainable improvements in their hospitals. They challenge assumptions, see…(Read More)

PROFILE IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE Compass Clinical Consulting’s latestProfile in Healthcare Leadership features Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. Mr. Vonderfecht’s leadership was instrumental in developing the mission, vision and values for MSHA…(Read More)

When you took the job of CEO at Cincinnati Children’s, you came with a stated focus of creating an entrepreneurial healthcare organization—one willing to take risks and invest resources to achieve big goals—and that’s been one of the main reasons for its success. How did you go about trying to create…(Read More)