This department had a culture issue that was woven tightly into the traditional culture of healthcare delivery. It is one I felt strongly about unraveling: hierarchal, top-down leadership.
Dr. Gicheru knew that emergency medicine would be challenging and that burnout was common. But he was determined to find an outlet that would reinvigorate him, anchor him, and give him a deeper sense of purpose. He found his answer when he began participating in non-profit clinical mission work with colleagues.
All effective leaders establish trust. This list includes foundational traits leaders who have the unwavering trust of their team and peers embody. If your emergency department leadership is not trusted, you must resolve that issue with coaching, mentoring, or a leadership change before your department will be able to realize its potential.
Name Change Better Reflects Firm’s Focus on Culture to Improve Performance in Emergency and Hospitalist Programs