In the Public Eye

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:44am

Terry Bradshaw was never a scrambler in his glory days as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Boy, is he making up for that now as a TV game analyst and public speaker. He recently forced his arthritic legs onto a platform in front of several hundred hospital executives in Monterey at a Hospital Council summit – and his remarks occasionally sounded like a mad fourth-quarter dash to-and-fro to get a score.


In the Public Eye

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 9:51am

Never fished a day in my life, but know that a chum line – throwing out bait to lure fish – is one way to describe the way healthcare has been roiled by the Affordable Care Act. The frenzy of mergers, acquisitions and closures is intensifying, but certainly has not yet peaked. Here’s some of what’s occurring.


Friday, September 13, 2013 - 1:32pm

Communities build hospitals, just as they do houses of worship. I grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., which some referred to as the borough of “bars and churches.” I choose not to do a headcount of those institutions, but from afar I sure can see how shutters are being pulled on neighborhood hospitals in Brooklyn and New York City as a whole.


Friday, August 23, 2013 - 6:55am

It’s bonehead logic time, courtesy of Sacramento bean-counters. It’s a reminder why you can be accurate, correct  and legal but also be an ethical and moral dingbat.


Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:43pm

In 208 seconds, he navigated a life-saving landing of his crippled passenger jet onto New York City’s icy Hudson River in January 2009. Whether he’s striding into a room packed with 2,000 health executives or calmly sitting behind a table signing “Sully” into one of his books, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger is spare in his choice of words, relentless in delineating what’s important and self-effacing in using the headlines he’s earned to reach audiences worldwide.


Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 1:32pm

To some, he’s a visionary. Others think he’s blowing up a bridge people are still walking on. Truth is, pediatrician Donald Berwick used the bridge metaphor quite powerfully in his presentation at an American Hospital Association health summit in San Diego.