Paul Levy, CEO of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been part of the small group of business execs – a few Fortune 500 CEOs and maybe one other hospital CEO – writing a blog. According to Healthcare Strategist Trend Watch, Levy has generated some controversy in doing so. He has written about his hospital’s infection rate and challenging others to publish the same. He has taken a swipe at Partners HealthCare, the parent of Mass General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals, for their market power and higher reimbursement rates from payers. According to the Boston Globe’s Boston.com site, when asked to comments on Levy’s post, “Partners executives declined to comment. “What’s a blog?” said chief operating officer Thomas Glynn when asked about Levy’s blog.”
I like this guy.