The 2018 ACHE Congress – Inside The Ropes

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What is it like to be inside the ropes at ACHE Congress?  Some observations and thoughts from last week’s gathering of our nation’s health care leaders at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The Board After personally serving with this group for two years as Governor, this gathering of rock stars is more than a board of directors.  It feels like family.  I am a student of great leadership.  The learning I gather from watching Past Chairmen Ed Lamb, Chuck Stokes and current Chair David Olson feels like a doctoral degree in how to lead.  The people that make up our … Read More

Warm Wishes to KSB’s Executive Intern!

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Friday represents the final day of the summer internship for Daryl Porter II, part of the American College of Healthcare Executives Summer Enrichment Program. Daryl spent time in the areas of Administration, Finance, Materials Management, Revenue Cycle, and Development.  It was a joy having him for the Summer in Dixon. Best wishes Daryl, as you return for your last year of your graduate program, and don’t forget your friends here at KSB Hospital!

Setting Goals for Quality and Costs

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Below is a post I wrote as a part of my membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives. ACHE is an organization that provides education, best practices, networking and career development in the healthcare sector. – Dave Many of us operate on a calendar-year fiscal plan, and that means we are working our way through preparations for 2012. If you have been to any conferences or read our professional literature lately the message is consistent: increase quality and decrease costs. Those two goals are not easily attainable together.  I’m often guilty of overusing sports analogies, so I’ll do it … Read More