Coronavirus pandemic demonstrates disconnect between executives and doctors


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.


MEDICAL ECONOMICS: Coronavirus pandemic demonstrates disconnect between executives and doctors (5/11/20)