The ever-changing health care industry calls for physicians who can rise to prominent leadership roles of tomorrow. The American Association for Physician Leadership explored this topic in a recent article and asked CEOs of prominent health care organizations about the traits they seek in future physician leaders. Among those featured were Geoffrey Sewell, MD, FACP, president and executive medical director of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group.
Dr. Sewell, who also serves as chairman of the National Permanente Executive Committee, The Permanente Federation, highlighted “vision” as an essential attribute. The innate talent to engage in deep-picture thinking bodes well for visionary leadership, he explained, making for an individual that would be “naturally courageous” with a service-oriented aim to help patients.
Read the full article on the American Association for Physician Leadership website.