Ride along with Mark as he talks about conquering the fear of branching out, a disease that plagues too many medical group leaders.
There’s been a lot of talk about bullying of hospital staff by physicians and even of bullying by nurses of junior staff and of younger physicians. Hospitals, through their personnel function, and medical staffs, by way of medical staff discipline and physician well-being, are expected to police this behavior.
Soon, if it is not already taken place at your facility, a preponderance of medical staff members, or at least those who are active enough to vote and to serve in department and medical staff wide leadership roles, will be either employed by or otherwise dependent upon the good graces of hospital administration for their likelihood.
At that point, the medical staff will truly become what it has often been de facto, and that is a simple rubber stamp for hospital administration.
Consider the fact that the Joint Commission requires an independent medical staff.
Once the tipping point is reached is accreditation lost?
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Mark F. Weiss