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Leadership Models in Health Care - A Case for Servant Leadership

 
 
Research Topic: 
Leadership
 
Personnel: 
Trastek, Victor
 
Citation: 
Trastek VF, Hamilton NW, Niles EE. Leadership Models in Health Care - A Case for Servant Leadership. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2014; 89(3): 374-381
Description: 

Our current health care system is broken and unsustainable. Patients desire the highest quality care, and it needs to cost less. To regain public trust, the health care system must change and adapt to the current needs of patients. The diverse group of stakeholders in the health care system creates challenges for improving the value of care. Health care providers are in the best position to determine effective ways of improving the value of care. To create change, health care providers must learn how to effectively lead patients, those within health care organizations, and other stakeholders. This article presents servant leadership as the best model for health care organizations because it focuses on the strength of the team, developing trust and serving the needs of patients. As servant leaders, health care providers may be best equipped to make changes in the organization and in the provider-patient relationship to improve the value of care for patients.

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