Nursing Clinician Leadership:
In the current medical
environment there is an increasing need for medical care
providers to expand in a role that has been growing over the
past ten years: leadership. This skill set and capacity has not
been part of their academic preparation or curriculum. It is
critical that they master it now. Clinicians may have the skill
to manage their clinical teams, they are being asked to manage
more: communications, motivation, negotiations and conflict
resolution across departments, with administration and in the
If medical leaders fall short
in addressing or executing these demands if often results in
hospitals and departments that are stretched, conflicts that
fester, decisions that are made too slowly and inadequate
attempts to work effectively with colleagues who are difficult.
There are problems with
retention of staff that are difficult to replace and conflicts
that linger that prevent building solid working relationships.
Add to this, conflict amongst departments and peers and change
initiatives that fail to work effectively leaving care providers
and administrators and medical centers struggling.
The senior leadership team of
medical centers and entire programs, the CEO, the CFO, the
leaders of IT, COO and the board of both for and not-for profit
programs are under siege.
Their colleagues in industry
have parallel challenges as they try to run their organizations
but they are relieved of the back breaking pressure and
intensity of the current medical landscape in the United States.
Dr. Fisher is sought after for
his judgment and experience in addressing these broad behavioral
and administrative challenges. He was the Keynote Speaker on
Leadership at Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford in
2006 and makes significant contributions in addressing these
challenges effectively. The client case comments below
illustrate a number of those contributions. They are indicative
of the kind of expertise and capability Dr. Fisher can bring to
your group or medical center:
Client Case Comments:
- Kaiser Permanente
- California Pacific
- Lucille Packard
Children’s Hospital at Stanford
"Dr. Fisher’s ability to work with senior
leaders in health care is superb."
Former Regional President, Kaiser Permanente
have become a highlight of my employment. In
addition, I have gained insights that certainly
have improved my performance. In fact, I am not
certain that I would stayed on the job without
our interactions. . After twenty years of
surviving hospital administration, I am no
novice. However, he has helped me to understand
that new challenges may require new approaches.
He has helped me gain insight into the
characters and needs of my fellow executives..
His insights lead to success. I can state with
certainty that I gain immensely by reviewing
potential new approaches to problems and people.
I find myself effecting approaches that would
not have come naturally.
I look forward
to my meetings with Dr. Fisher. He is clearly a
good person who cares about excellence. I know
that he has had a huge positive influence on me
in terms of adapting to a difficult new
challenge. He has my very highest
Allan Pont MD
Vice President – Medical Affairs
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
"In my role as
Chief Clinical Safety Officer and Medical
Director of Quality Management at Lucille
Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford I am
called upon to assess and introduce change in
practice to enhance care across multiple
disciplines and often with speed, always with
efficiency and with requisite acceptance. This
change must be sustained and measured.
The speed in
which you were able to assess with me the issues
facing my leadership and position and help
institute a plan to ensure its rapid
effectiveness was a great contribution. You
proceed with keen insight and seasoned
effectiveness to help me accelerate the
transformation into the leader that I must be in
my role. My insight into the strategy and
organizational change has become an invaluable
We are moving at an unprecedented rate of change
resulting in improved and measurable change. My
abilities to chair a meeting, introduce complex
and often challenging new ideas, institute them
and work with peers and senior medical and
administrative colleagues has strengthened to
the advantage of my work and the quality of care
in our institution as well as accelerate my
contributions to the quality and safety on a
The work that I
have accomplished with your assistance with
outcomes recognized in our institution. It has
caused true and critical change and has been
measurable and sustained. It is a credit to
what we have done together. It has contributed
great and lasting value both to me as a leader
and physician and to Lucille Packard Children’s
Hospital as a whole.
Because I have both an internal audience here at
Packard and at Stanford Hospital and a National
and International Audience to whom I communicate
in writing and speaking, the leverage of what we
have done has lasting and critical impact beyond
the doors of Lucille Packard.
I love the work
that we have done. I look forward to continuing
my work with Dr Fisher in the future."
Chief Clinical Safety Officer, LPCH
Medical Director of Quality Management, LPCH
Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics, Stanford Univ.
School of Medicine