Healer, Leader, Partner
Physicians undertake a noble, demanding profession, improving patients’ lives. But the rapidly changing world of healthcare, and the complex knowledge and technology involved, challenges this calling. Physicians need to be healers, confidants, and caregivers while developing skills as leaders and partners. This indispensable guide provides practical, actionable learning to help physicians become effective, compassionate, and confident leaders, transforming healthcare into what patients want, need, and deserve.
Says Dr. Cochran: “When I became a surgeon, I had four years of medical school, six years of residency training, and a rigorous certification process to verify my competence. When I became a leader in the business of medicine, most of my training was on the job, just in time, and trial and error, which is a very different journey.”
In this book, Dr. Cochran draws on his own path, focusing on essential skills for effective leadership, to provide in-depth examinations of critical topics including communication, leading change, managing performance through culture, and relentless personal development.
Press & Praise
"Jack Cochran provides highly practical advice for leaders to inspire physicians and medical staffs. This book highlights the need for innovative systems and the critical components for transforming American Health Care. He leverages the lessons learned while serving at the helm of the nation's premiere physician-led healthcare organization, Kaiser Permanente. Jack concludes that physician leadership and the relationships with patients and staff are vital to achieve the highest quality and most effective healthcare. The insights provide important knowledge, capability and expertise and are presented in clear, accessible language. It is a must read for all of us who are dedicated to providing the best in health care."
"Jack Cochran was the leader he describes when he was at Kaiser-Permanente. Filled with practical, actionable, and timely wisdom for a struggling health care system, Healer, Leader, Partner is essential reading for leaders in health care or for that matter any organization that takes leadership--and the care of employees and customers--seriously."
"In this very insightful book Dr. Jack Cochran dissects the evolving healthcare landscape while illuminating the essential role of the physician as a leader, healer and partner. A great read for the public as well as all healthcare professionals."