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Spaethe's argument

Use the following article and address the questions below: Interview with Ronald G. Spaeth, FACHE, president, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Foundation, Northbrook, Illinois, which can be found online at:

http://www.ache.org/pubs/jhm503.cfm

1. Summarize Spaeth's work and educational background and the award highlighted in this article.

2. What philosophies or strategies did Spaeth utilize and what are your opinions on his approaches? What school of management from Chapter 2 do you think Spaeth most uses and why?

3. What are the biggest obstacles facing today's health care administrator, according to Spaeth?

4. For you, the graduate student in health care administration, what lessons can be learned from this interview?

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1. Summarize Spaeth's work and educational background and the award highlighted in this article.

Ronald G. Spaeth, FACHE, is the recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives's 2005 Gold Medal Award, an honor conferred on outstanding healthcare leaders for their contributions to the field. From 1972 through 1983, he served Evanston Hospital in various roles and served as president and chief executive officer of Highland Park Hospital from 1983 through 2002. He also served on various boards which deal directly with hospital accreditation and health care associations.

2. What philosophies or strategies did Spaeth utilize and what are your opinions on his approaches? What school of management from ...

Solution Summary

Spaethe's argument is synthesized and applied to health care today.

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