Practicing 21st Century Medical Leadership

Henry Weil, MD, Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY

Henry Weil, MD

This is the first of two posts and podcasts featuring Bassett Healthcare, in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Henry Weil, attending physician in Internal Medicine, director of Infomatics at Bassett Healthcare, and assistant dean of the Columbia-Bassett Program, a venture with Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, starts the series.

The post and podcast featuring Bassett’s CEO, Dr. William Streck, follows in January 2010.

With its storied tradition, salaried physicians, consistently strong leadership, and top-rated medical outcomes, Bassett Healthcare is a success story for the rural New York State community it serves.

Most health systems lack Bassett’s salaried model, medical leadership, and cultural foundations that have roots dating back to the early 1900s. Can Bassett’s success be transferred in meaningful, incremental steps to other health systems in the United States?

Dr. Weil discusses lessons that can be adapted from the Bassett experience, in terms of:
• Medical Leadership
• Medical Education
• Training the Next Generation of Medical Leaders

These lessons can be directly traced to the medical thought leadership that has carried out the vision and mission at Bassett from its inception through today.

I encourage listeners to click on these links for more details about Bassett Healthcare, the Bassett-Columbia Program, and Dr. Henry Weil’s insights on healthcare reform:

Bio, Henry F. Weil, MD
Bassett Healthcare

Columbia-Bassett Program with Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons
Expanded interviews with Dr. Henry Weil on related medical leadership issues

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