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On the Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 broadcast at 1:30PM Pacific/4:30PM Eastern our special guest is Paul Hofmann, Dr. PH, President of the Hofmann Healthcare Group, in Moraga, California. Dr Hofmann has devoted a majority of his time to assisting hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts and writing, speaking and consulting on ethical issues in health care.
Dr. Hofmann's tenure includes: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Alta Bates Corporation, a diversified nonprofit health care system in northern California; Executive Director of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; and Director of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California.
He is co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive’s Guide, published in 2001 by Health Administration Press. A second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive’s Guide, was published in 2010. He is also co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Hofmann currently serves on the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize Committee, the Joint Commission’s International Standards Subcommittee, and the boards of MedShare International and the Education Development Center.
An author of over 150 publications, Dr. Hofmann has held faculty appointments at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, and the University of California.
Today we discuss his recent article on Hospitals & Health Networks titled: 'A Better Conversation about End-of-Life Care'.
It's good to talk.