Not Changing Is the Greatest Risk: An Open Letter to Healthcare Leaders
You’ve been through a lot.
We’ve battled the first pandemic in a decade and the most significant one in generations. Unfortunately, for many leaders, it won’t be the last. As healthcare providers begin to take stock in the wake of COVID-19, round one, they must set aside time to consider their long-term strategic plans. What should they keep, what needs to evolve based on everything that’s happened since early March, 2020?
Here, David Pate, MD, JD, offers in-depth guidance for how hospital and health system executives can work through this strategic review. Pate spent a decade as president and CEO of St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, ID, where his accomplishments included a substantial move towards a value-based model of care. It is this perspective that he offers in his open letter, which you can download below.