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Physicians, Hospital Executives Get Collaborative
Health Leaders Media

Physician relationships with executive leadership have always been important at hospitals and health systems, but there is a history of distrust on both sides, to put it mildly. Executives often view physicians as a huge impediment to many important initiatives within the hospital, from cost-cutting to process reengineering. Meanwhile, physicians habitually distrust senior executives who are looking out for what’s best for the hospital or health system—or maybe just the bottom line and the executives’ own bonuses—but not the physicians and not even necessarily patients, in the worst case.