Monday, May 14, 2007

BLOGSCAN - Is it "High Risk" for a Hospital CEO to Blog?

Paul Levy, who blogs on Running a Hospital, is a highly unusual blogger. He is the only CEO of a major hospital and/or academic medical center to be writing his own blog, as far as I know. And as a blogger, he is interesting and very open. On Health Care Renewal, we advocate transparent, accountable, representative, and ethical governance of health care organizations. Mr Levy has done a lot to show how more transparency can be achieved. In this post, he takes on a comment writer who worries that a hospital CEO writing a blog is "high risk." It is noteworthy that comment writer felt he had to conceal his own name. Hat's off to more transparency in hospital leadership.


Paul Levy said...

Thanks, Roy.

Lu said...

Thats right. When it comes to health issue the more comments and opinions the better. Its fantastic that a doctor, and a CEO at that, is doing something to contribute to freedom of speech.

Thanks Paul and of course Roy.

Lu Junyong

Anonymous said...

I think it's great that he's taking a bold move to do this. Good for him. I wish others in power would.

Thanks Mr. Levy