A study found little correlation between nonprofit hospitals’ CEO pay, which averaged almost $600,000 per year, and performance.
We’re living in a time of fast-paced change. Sure. But, I think people have been saying that since the Enlightenment. Maybe it’s the one thing that’s remained constant. But maybe it’s not. Some things have certainly remained the same.
It will be decades until society swings back away from “it takes a village” to “it takes a strong individual” and the price we’ll pay in the interim will eventually be rationing, death counseling, and other warm and fuzzy attributes of a so-called communal society. Heck, this makes its opposite, the so-called “greed” of rugged individualists, seem timid in comparison.
In reality, the "CEO" never really owned his business. He was simply its caretaker. He just realized it a bit too late.
Uniforms send a message to others. A uniform can create tainted uniformity among its wearers, uniformity of thinking and uniformity of action.
Just as no vote was required for a dictator like Castro to take over Cuba, no medical staff vote, no survey by Press Ganey, no long and drawn out process among “stakeholders,” is required to topple the status quo.