June 2002

Physicians and CEOs Attend Joint Meeting


Physicians and chief executive officers from two clusters of market-based organizations recently held concurrent meetings in Denver, Colo. The first day of the program, which was organized by James Kaskie and Deborah Lee-Eddie, senior vice presidents of operations, featured topics of interest to all of the attendees, such as measuring the value of people and their work; the Institute of Medicine’s report on "Crossing the Quality Chasm;" and successful change efforts at market-based organizations. On the second day, physicians participated in a clinical breakout session while the chief executive officers attended their own meeting on topics such as performance improvement, healthy communities and master facility plans.

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Mark Heinsohn, MD, left, and Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, of Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., discussed a presentation.