Coronavirus pandemic demonstrates disconnect between executives and doctors

Published by MEDICAL ECONOMICS on 5/11/20 (Source)

What can be done to bridge the chasm between health care workers and administrators? In some cases, shining a media spotlight on unfair practices has resulted in a public outcry, forcing organizations to walk back policies. For example, after media reporting and statements from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and Washington State Nurses Association condemned the firing of Ming Lin, TeamHealth officially announced that Lin was no longer terminated and that they would be working with him to “find the right location for him.” And following media scrutiny and a petition signed by 3,400 workers, Denver Health CEO Robben Wittenstein apologized to hospital employees for the timing of executive bonuses.