Furst Group Articles and Publications

 

A Benchmark for Success: Executive Succession and Leadership Development

A look at executive succession and how it can help attract and retain top talent from Furst Group/NuBrick Partners CEO Bob Clarke and NuBrick Partners Managing Partner Joe Mazzenga

 

Leveraging the Science of Assessments: The Final Competitive Advantage?

An in-depth look at the use of assessments in executive search and leadership team development from Furst Group/NuBrick Partners President Sherrie Barch and NuBrick Partners Managing Partner Joe Mazzenga

 

Developing Physicians to Become Organizational Leaders: A Holistic Approach

Furst Group/NuBrick Partners CEO Bob Clarke and NuBrick Partners Managing Partner Joe Mazzenga offer practical, realistic tips on developing clinical leaders to become organizational executives

 

What Does Leadership Look Like?: Celebrating Diversity and Exploring the Challenges with Top Executives in Healthcare

A compilation of our interviews with some of healthcare’s top diverse leaders

 

The Ethical Leader: Practical Tips on Decision-Making

Furst Group CEO Bob Clarke and President Sherrie Barch provide thoughtful and candid advice on leadership for healthcare CEOs and boards of directors

 

The New Change Agents: Redefining Leadership to Position Your Organization for Healthcare’s Future

A six-part series, originally published in Trustee magazine, that offers insights from some of healthcare’s top leaders on the pressing issues facing then industry today./p>

 

Trustee magazine: Improving population health requires diverse governance

Furst Group’s Deanna Banks and Joe Mazzenga, along with leaders at major healthcare entities, examine how diversity at the board level is essential to solve population health and other critical issues

 

Trustee magazine: The delicate art of succession planning

Succession planning is critical for managing organizational risk, yet organizations sometimes shy away from a necessary practice

 

Susan DeVore: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Susan DeVore’s bold leadership puts Premier on a path to transform healthcare

 

Maureen Bisognano: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Maureen Bisognano looks beyond the healthcare silo for improvement

 

Patricia Maryland: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

At Ascension, Patricia Maryand’s patient-centered focus aligns with a passion for analytics

 

Karen Ignagni: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Karen Ignagni: The post-ACA landscape offers a blank slate for visionary leaders

 

Elizabeth Nabel: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

From Brigham and Women’s to the NFL, Elizabeth Nabel looks to make an impact

 

Deborah Bowen: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Deborah Bowen: Leadership is stil about people trying to make a difference

 

Marna Borgstrom: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Marna Borgstrom: A new era calls for a new kind of leadership

 

Leah Binder: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Leah Binder and Leapfrog Group put pressure on healthcare providers to deliver on quality

 

Penny Wheeler: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Penny Wheeler: Even in value-based care, leaders of varying backgrounds can thrive

 

Mary Brainerd: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

At HealthPartners, Mary Brainerd’s leadership approaches solutions from a nuanced angle

 

Donna Lynne: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Donna Lynne: Healthcare leaders need to be able to manage crisis, volatility

 

Tejal Gandhi: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Tejal Gandhi: Push for quality, safety needs to come from boards

 

Sister Carol Keehan: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Sister Carol Keehan: Gender diversity is a must for healthcare leadership — and so is solidarity with the poor

 

Pam Cipriano: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Pam Cipriano: In value-based care, nurses are ready to lead

 

Nancy Schlichting: 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Nancy Schlichting’s willingness to take risks is still paying off for Henry Ford Health System

 

Trustee magazine: Culture critical during merger and acquisition

Respected healthcare leaders and Furst Group’s Bob Clarke and Joe Mazzenga offer case studies and advice on how to avoid cultural land mines during M&A

 

More women in top jobs makes good business sense

As Furst Group sponsors the Top 25 Women in Healthcare, Bob Clarke and Sherrie Barch look at evidence that companies with an equal number of women leaders tend to be more profitable

 

Trustee magazine: Bold Board Leadership

The transition to value-based care calls for trustees and CEOs who are highly aware, forward-looking and unafraid to make decisions

 

Trustee magazine: Physician Leadership and Governance

Furst Group’s Bob Clarke and Joe Mazzenga join several health system CEOs in addressing a major issue under reform

 

George Brown: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Innovation keeps George Brown, Legacy ahead of the curve

 

Ana Pujols McKee: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Quality, safety fuel Ana Pujols McKee’s drive at The Joint Commission

 

Bernard Tyson: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Bernard Tyson: Workers will share in health care costs, but cost shifting is not sustainable

 

Lloyd Dean: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Dignity Health’s Lloyd Dean leads from experience and welcomes ‘healthcare for all’

 

Eugene Woods: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Diverse leadership key to solving health disparities, says Christus Health’s Eugene Woods

 

Tony Armada: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Tony Armada aims to bring the Baldrige process to Swedish

 

Georges Benjamin: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Georges Benjamin of APHA advocates for a better health system

 

David Lopez: 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives

Foresight is the key to David Lopez’s leadership

 

Judith Persichilli: 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Nursing roots important to Judith Persichilli as she leads large U.S. health system.

 

Karen Daley: 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Devastating injury failed to derail Karen Daley’s career.

 

Marna Borgstrom: 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Yale-New Haven CEO Marna Borgstrom: In healthcare and life, relationships matter.

 

Irene Thompson: 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Quality, safety at crux of healthcare delivery for UHC’s Irene Thompson.

 

Helen Darling: 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Helen Darling a strong voice for employers in the healthcare debate.

 

Shirley Weis: 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare

As Shirley Weis prepares to retire, her fingerprints are all over Mayo Clinic’s success.

 

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, Helps the Community Overcome Challenges: Top 25 profile

Henry Ford Health System SVP Kimberlydawn Wisdom has long taken healthcare to the people; now, the industry is following her lead. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Wright Lassiter III Turns an Ailing Hospital Around: Top 25 profile

When Alameda County came calling, Wright Lassiter III went undercover to scope out the opportunity. The turnaround he engineered has attracted much attention. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Personal touch trumps technology, says AT&T CMIO Geeta Nayyar: Top 25 profile

Geeta Nayyar, MD, is a proponent of the cloud and of physicians usings tablets and apps to provide the best care. But those advances are simply tools to help doctors do their jobs better, she says. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Benjamin Chu offers glimpse behind Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing success story: Top 25 profile

Benjamin Chu, MD, Kaiser Permanente exec and chairman-elect of the American Hospital Association, helps make “quality” the hallmark of his company. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Saad Ehtisham relishes the challenges of leadership: Top 25 profile

Saad Ehtisham, CEO of University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn., says healthcare leaders should embrace change. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Michael Ugwueke helps to ‘change the story’ at Methodist South: Top 25 profile

When he first came to Memphis, Methodist South’s reputation was struggling. Michael Ugwueke started with the ER to turn that perception around. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Sam Ross takes the health system into the Baltimore community: Top 25 profile

Samuel Ross, MD, just wanted to be “the back Marcus Welby.” But the leadership qualities others saw in him helped make a difference at Bon Secours Baltimore. One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives.

 

Health insurers on the way out? Not so fast

Frust Group principal Tim Frischmon responds to a New York Times op-ed that offered a dire forecast for the health insurance industry.

 

Why the ‘best’ is not always what’s best for your organization

Sherrie Barch, Furst Group president, explains how fit and culture are just as critical as talent in healthcare executive search.

 

Diversity: What Does Leadership Look Like?

Furst Group’s in-depth publication examines leadership qualities and the issues around diversity with the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare as chosen by Modern Healthcare.

 

Dollars and Sense: Does Patient Safety Have Staying Power?

In the era of reform, can safety save your organization money, or is it a loss leader?

 

Potential and Peril: High Stakes for CMIOs’ Leadership Abilities in the Age of Reform

A Furst Group survey and interviews with informatics leaders like Bill Bria, AMDIS president, and Matthew Sprunger, M.D., an AMDIS award winner, offer some practical guidance.

 

PPACA and the Pioneer Spirit

Looking for key qualities to help you lead your organization through the age of reform? Faith-based trailblazers offer some traits worth emulating.