Healthcare boards of directors and executive leaders are faced with a highly uncertain business environment these days. One might believe skilled and qualified talent is at an all-time low. It isn’t that the talent doesn’t exist – the reality is healthcare has never been more complex, requiring the best of the best leaders to help hospitals and health systems navigate uncharted waters.
Unexpected leadership departures of middle and senior managers coupled with demands to meet opportunistic, sudden-growth and special skill requirements are realities for hospital boards and executive teams who are struggling to provide the best, most cost- effective care.
As the industry continues to move toward a value-based system, hospital and health systems need leaders who can achieve many key strategies in concert with one another:
Offering virtual care when appropriate
Collaboration with health plans
Wellness focus vs illness
Patient centered care driven by technology
Greater focus on population health
Operational improvement and efficiency
Culture and leadership development
Boards and executive leaders all across the country will tell you they are struggling to find the ‘perfect’ fit when it comes to someone who can help them navigate change and complexity. Within our firm, we have more than 21 decades of combined senior executive leadership experience – mostly at the CEO level – in large and small health systems and hospitals from markets all across the country. The one thing we can tell you with certainty is there’s no such thing as a ‘silver bullet.’ If you’re searching for the holy grail of solutions to today’s healthcare problems, you’re going to be searching for a long time. Take it from a team of leaders that has ‘been there, done that’ and has a deep bench of talent to call on to help you build the infrastructure to get you from here to there, all in record time. Interim leadership isn’t contract labor, it’s far more. See for yourself…
Interim leadership provides a fresh perspective and point-of-view and can help you navigate clinical challenges from experienced CNOs and CMOs who can help with operational improvements in partnership with experienced COOs and CFOs. Chief Executive interim leaders can partner with your governing body to help with long-term strategic planning, governance concerns and team building.
Let’s face it, we are all under a great deal of pressure these days, expenses are tough to manage, revenue continues to tighten and the talent pool is shrinking. The reality is, time is money and in healthcare – more importantly – time matters when it comes to treating the sick and injured. What you need is a customized plan designed to meet your hospital or health system needs today. Take the first step – a quick exploratory conversation might be just what the doctor ordered.