The "Open letter to Mr. Levy" questioning my use of time writing this blog led me to think that lots of people out there might wonder how I actually spend my time, not so much because of interest in me personally, but because most people don't get to be a CEO, and you might just wonder what this is all about. So, here's a sample day. "Empty" time between meetings is for talking with staff in the hallway, phone calls, emails, and bodily functions. Let me know if this is at all interesting -- I sort of doubt it -- but I will provide other days if enough of you think it is.
Today, Monday, May 14
8:30 -- Welcome new staff at new employee orientation and provide background on the hospital's mission and values.
9:00 -- Meet a candidate for the hospital's Board of Overseers, one of our governing bodies.
10:00 -- Review aspects of the hospital's pastoral care program.
11:00 -- Meet with a physician about a possible recruitment of another physician.
12:00 -- Meet with senior vice president for health care quality for an update of our safety and quality programs.
1:00 -- Meet with senior vice president for human resources for an update on a variety of topics.
1:30 -- Visit a patient.
2:00 -- Meet with senior vice president for development, CFO, and senior vice president for facilities to ensure there is an integration of our capital investment programs with our fund-raising efforts.
3:00 -- Meet with COO for an update on a variety of topics.
4:30 -- Meet with representatives of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (which comprises area doctors and others) to get a progress report and receive requests for assistance.
5:30 -- Short update from senior vice president for network integration regarding a relationship with a group of referring doctors.
5:40 -- Write this post.
6:00 to 8:00 -- Attend Board of Overseers meeting.