Kudos to you for placing "physician leadership" first on your list of trends that distinguish the 100 Top Hospitals (Dec. 11, 2000, p. 36). Our clients' decisions to employ physicians in executive management roles has led to stronger relationships with the medical staff, improved clinical quality and outcomes, and lower cost.
A physician executive is an investment, not an expense. Good physician executives worth their salt will always justify the dollars spent on them by helping their hospitals become better at providing high quality care at lower cost.
Physician Executive Management Center