Psychiatric News - Why Psychiatrists Should Lead Hospitals and Health Systems - Andres Barkil-Oteo, MD, MSc

 – November 1, 2013  –– 

What do these medical centers-Harvard Partners System, Mount Sinai in New York, UCLA System and Georgetown/Medstar -have in common? World-class care and excellence, yes, but another common feature is that their CEOs are all psychiatrists. Structural changes that will affect the way we organize and deliver services are coming, so either we take a proactive stance and start training residents to become clinician leaders or we will become the first casualty. Psychiatrists need to become system changers and sit at the table rather than appear on the menu.
-Mount Sinai Health System
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