About the Book

WARNING: Most hospital (and healthcare) Mission Statements are not worth the paper they are written on….even worse, once they’re formally “approved”, they go absolutely nowhere. Sure, they adorn hospital walls, entrance lobbies and annual reports. But no one EVER remembers them or what their nice sounding words even mean. As a result, most mission exercises and retreats are a complete waste of time…TIME  that could be better spent helping patients.

But that need not – and should not – be the case. A great mission statement, and the process used to execute it, can turn a hospital’s performance from mediocre to magnificent.  Employees will become more focussed and truly engaged. And patient satisfaction will soar!  The hospital’s culture will transform!

In The Mission Driven Hospital, Dr. Chris Bart brings his unparalleled expertise as the world’s leading expert on mission statements to bear on health care providers, and hospitals in particular. The book is the result of Bart’s latest research into the principles and practices of almost 500 hospitals.

Using case study examples drawn from real-life hospital operations, written in a clear language, and featuring the latest in in-depth research data, The Mission Driven Hospital is a practical, thorough, and essential step-by-step guide for hospital Boards and their CEOs looking to make their mission statements truly matter and thereby capture the elusive mission mystique!.

The Mission Driven Hospital has already been wholeheartedly endorsed by the health care leadership community in North America including the influential Ontario Hospital Association. It is predicted that The Mission Driven Hospital will become mandatory reading for every CEO and Board Chair in the health sector today.

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About the Author

Dr. Chris Bart, FCPA is the world’s leading authority on organizational mission statements and their successful execution. He is also the Founder, Principal and Lead Professor of The Directors College of Canada as well as the Co-Founder of both the Caribbean Governance Training Institute and the Caribbean Institute of Directors.

Dr. Bart has authored the 10 year Canadian business best seller, “A Tale of Two Employees and the Person Who Wanted to Lead Them” (which revolutionized how organizations need to approach their mission statements) as well as the widely acclaimed publication “20 Essential Questions Corporate Directors Should Ask About Strategy” – the first of its kind that helped shape and better inform what directors should do to fulfill their fiduciary duty in this important area of responsibility. He also has another new book soon scheduled for release: “Achieving the Implementation Advantage: 20 Essential Questions Board Members Should Ask About Strategy Implementation”.

Through his pioneering research and teachings, Dr. Bart has become highly sought after by organizations seeking to develop vision and mission statements that get results. His practical approach for bringing mission statements to life has inspired business leaders and audiences around the world.

A retired Professor of Strategy and Governance, Dr. Bart has published over 190 articles, cases and reviews.