Frontiers of Health Services Management

The quarterly magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives, featuring analysis of trends impacting the healthcare industry.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter

Building Organizational and Personal Resilience
THE IMPORTANCE OF leaders being able to demonstrate resilience and build it within their organizations is well articulated in the compelling articles by Wicks and Buck and by Spake and Thompson. Their advice is especially timely, as healthcare leaders...
Editorial
(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)IN AN INTERVIEW with New Statesman, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist, ended his remarks with a statement that reflects his belief in people's ability to survive and grow despite...
Managing Resilience by Creating Purpose
SUMMARYRapid, disruptive change is today's normal. It comes in all forms and frequencies. To cope and survive, healthcare executives need to build a culture of agility and resilience at all levels and across all domains of the hospital or health system.Lakeland...
Personal Resilience: A Gateway to Organizational Health and Progress
THE TOPIC OF resilience could not be more relevant in today's shifting healthcare environment. As both feature articles point out-and as I know from personal experience as chief operating officer of a multihospital system-healthcare organizations today...
Resilience: A Responsibility That Can't Be Delegated
MOST OF US in the healthcare profession agree that we have an unusually high level of exposure to adverse conditions and stress. No matter our position or role, we are all subject to similar stressors. Each of us has an opportunity to improve and prosper...
Response from Feature Authors
THE COLLECTION OF commentaries in this issue of Frontiers shows the positive impact that hospital and health system leaders can have on a learning culture when they collaborate on behalf of the patients and families they are privileged to serve. Lakeland...
Riding the Dragon: Enhancing Resilient Leadership and Sensible Self-Care in the Healthcare Executive
SummaryWith challenges in the healthcare system growing, strengthened leader and organizational resilience is often overlooked as a factor that can support staff morale and sustain performance improvement and quality. Here we examine resilience-building...
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