Stewardship: The Noblest Form of Leadership

Compass Clinical Consulting's "Profiles in Healthcare Leadership" Features R. Edward Howell, CEO, University of Virginia Medical Center

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - R. Edward Howell, CEO of University of Virginia Medical Center (UVA), is featured in "Stewardship: The Noblest Form of Leadership," Profile in Healthcare Leadership by Compass Clinical Consulting.

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia (UVA) in 1819, and The School of Medicine officially opened in 1825. Jefferson considered UVA to be one of his greatest achievements -- so much so he had it engraved on his tombstone. But Jefferson also knew it would take great leaders with courage and skill to protect, grow, and steward UVA through the ages. It would also take noble people that could put aside their own self-interests.

In 2002, R. Edward Howell stepped into this role and became Chief Executive Officer of UVA. In the two-part series "Stewardship: the Noblest Form of Leadership," Mr. Howell shares leadership lessons and insights from the unique perspective of a former high school biology teacher and football, basketball, and track coach from Zanesville, Ohio -- living up to the aspirations and legacy of Thomas Jefferson. You'll learn that:

  • Stewardship is not about keeping the organization intact; instead, you must make an organization better than you found it.
  • Stewardship is future-tense thinking and decision-making with only one goal: leaving your organization better than it is today to serve those who come for care.
  • Great achievements are not children of marginal successes.

Mr. Howell will reveal how to ask and answer the noblest of questions, "What's your plan for leaving your organization better than you found it?"

DOWNLOAD your copy of "Stewardship: The Noblest Form of Leadership, Part 1."

Building the Will to Quality
- Features Maureen Bisognano, CEO, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

A Fine Choice: Profile in Healthcare Leadership - Features Peter S. Fine, FACHE, President and CEO of Banner Health.

Profiles in Healthcare Leadership: An Interview with Jim Anderson - Features Jim Anderson, retired CEO of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Compass Clinical Consulting helps hospitals reduce the cost of providing safe, quality patient care. Founded in 1979 and based in Cincinnati, OH, Compass has helped hundreds of hospitals and health systems prepare for accreditation, improve patient throughput, productivity, and physician relations Compass also places change-agent interim healthcare executives.

Contact Information:

Steve Kayser
PR & Media Relations
Tel. 513-241-0142