Where’s the community?
I am a little behind in my reading so just today I got to your cover article for the April 19 issue (“Leaping hurdles,” p. 6). I read it with great interest. I found the article to be both well-written and inspiring. That said, I also found it a bit disconcerting that throughout the entirety of the healthcare field there is not a single noteworthy member of the best and brightest who does not work in the very limited sectors of hospitals, health plans or government service.
There are many very accomplished and influential minority leaders in the community health center field, for example, who surely should have made the list. That is only one area of which I am aware, and I am confident that there are many others. I realize, of course, that you did not generate the list, but I wonder if you also found it odd that no other sectors of the vast healthcare field were deemed to have any of the “best and brightest”?
John Felton Executive vice president of operations RiverStone Health