Hospital CEOs care about the quality of service their hospitals give to patients. Earlier this month, local hospital leaders told The Times’ BusINess and health care advisory boards that they are constantly striving to improve their medical centers. And they worry. A lot.
“Everyone in the community needs to know folks just don’t get into health care unless they really care for people, and they don’t stay in health care unless they truly, deeply care for people” said Gene Diamond, regional CEO of Sisters of St. Francis Health Services (SSFHS). CEOs from Community Hospital, Methodist Hospitals, and Sisters of St. Francis Health Services sat down together and openly discussed a range of local issues—from H1N1 to physician shortages to patient safety.
Patient safety was a unanimous concern. In a collaborative effort to improve it, Community Healthcare System, The Methodist Hospitals, Porter Health and SSFHS formed the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition last July. Read the rest of this entry »