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005 – Being Patient-Centric and Building Outstanding Teams in Healthcare with Scott Becker

005 – Being Patient-Centric and Building Outstanding Teams in Healthcare with Scott Becker

Scott Becker is the former Chairman of Healthcare Law and has served on the board at McGuire Woods LLP since 2008.  He also serves as the founder and publisher at Beckers Hospital Review.  He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he studied with President Obama.  His career in healthcare has encouraged leaders in healthcare to speak up and take their organizations and patient outcomes to the next level.
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Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  Being patient care focused, how to do this better each year.  Being niche focused and customer centric.
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Setbacks that you learned from:  Not taking roles that were exciting to me just to take the next step in climbing the ladder.  Do things that excite you and energize you!
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Proudest leadership moments:  When people that worked with me in my law firm rose to the top and became a partner.  Helping others succeed “arrive” and grow into leaders themselves.  Be a level 6 leader.
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An exciting project you’re working on:  Growing the Becker’s Hospital Review Executive meeting to a new level with the leadership of my partners, we’re hosting the brightest minds in healthcare.  Creating something exciting and interesting that entertains and teaches in a way that also improves healthcare.
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Scott’s 101 Course to Outcomes Improvement

1.  What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Getting the right people together to solve focused clinical problems.

2.  What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Hiring the wrong people.  Have the right people in place that have ethics, drive, and motivation.  

3.  How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Listen.  Be open to feedback from your team and act on it to make a difference.

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Scott’s Recommended Books
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Winning – Jack Welch
Zero to One – Peter Thiel
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Resources:
Check out the Beckers Hospital Review Conferences!  
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Closing Thought:  The great challenge is to find things that excite you that will get you out of bed in a purposeful way.  Find them and that’s how you’ll stay in the game without effort.
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The best way to contact Scott:
312-750-6016
sbecker@mcguirewoods.com
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