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After Restructuring: Empowerment Strategies at Work in America's Hospitals

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After Restructuring: Empowerment Strategies at Work in America's Hospitals

Thomas G. Rundall, David B. Starkweather, Barbara R. Norrish

ISBN: 978-0-787-94029-4 September 1998 Jossey-Bass 296 Pages

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Managing Change

An in depth treatment of organizational change in hospitals. AfterRestructuring provides a mother-lode of insights and lessons thatwill be mined for years. A must read for all those committed toimproving hospital performance in a radically changing health caresystem.
--Stephen M. Shortell, Blue Cross distinguished professor of healthpolicy and management professor of organization behavior, School ofPublic Health, University of California, Berkeley

After Restructuring debunks the myths surrounding hospital changeand offers insightful and practical recommAndations for successfulrestructuring. This valuable book is based on the work of a team ofhealth services researchers headed up by Thomas Rundall, directorof the Center for Health Management Studies at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley. The book reports the results of a three yearstudy of nine hospitals, an unaffiliated group of facilities inurban, rural, and suburban regions that received funding from TheRobert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trust torestructure patient care processes.

The authors present a framework for understanding organizationalchange and define the principles that guide change facilitatorsthrough the five stages of change--readiness to change, awarenessof the need to change, identification and selection of changes,implementation, and institutionalization of changes. The standardsderived from the change experiences of these hospitals provideimportant best practice guidelines.
Part 1: Restructuring Hospitals to Improve Patient Care
1. The Changing American Hospital: New Approaches to PatientCare
2. Strengthening Hospital Nursing: A Program to Improve PatientCare
3. The Bounding of Empowerment: Managing Change with EmpoweredPersons
Part 2: Strategies for Successful Restructuring
4. Studying for Successful Restructuring
5. Changes Implemented by SHN Hospitals
6. Principles of Successful Change
Part 3: After Restructuring: Empowerment Strategies at Work
7. The Impact of Restructuring on Nursing and Patient Care
8. The Impact of Restructuring on Hospital Culture
Part 4: The Cases
9. The Strategic Imperative: Abbott Northwestern Hospital
10. If It Ain't Broke, Fix It! Beth Israel Hospital
11. All Politics is Local: District of Columbia GeneralHospital
12. "You Can't Do Anything Unless You Change the Culture": HealthBond Consortium
13. Maintaining Mission Through Organizational Change: ProvidencePortland Medical Center
14. Building Networks to Improve Patient Care: The RuralConnection
15. Collaborating to Compete on Quality: University Hospitals ofCleveland
16. The Hospital As Academic Laboratory: University of UtahHospitals and Clinics
17. From a Knowing Organization to a Learning Organization:Vanderbilt University Hospital
"An in-depth treatment of organizational change in hospitals. AfterRestructuring provides a mother lode of insights and lessons thatwill be mined for years. A must-read for all those committed toimproving hospital performance in a radically changing health caresystem." --Stephen M. Shortell, Blue Cross of CaliforniaDistinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management; professorof Organization Behavior, School of Public Health, University ofCalifornia, Berkeley

"Unusual in its sensitivity to clinical and managerial agAndas,this book demonstrates how hospital re-engineering principles canempower caregivers to improve hospital performance. Anyone hopingto change hospitals, or expecting to be affected by hospitalchanges, should read this book." --Linda H. Aiken, director, Centerfor Health Services and Policy Research, University ofPennsylvania

"I would recommAnd this pathbreaking book to any health careexecutive, manager, physician, nurse, and anyone who is working toimprove the performance of health care organizations." --Mary A.Pittman, president, Health Research and Educational Trust