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Essentials of Health Care Organization Finance

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Title: Essentials of Health Care Organization Finance: A Primer for Board Members
Authors: Dennis D. Pointer and Dennis M. Stillman

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: September 22, 2004
Pages: 208
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0787974039
ISBN-10: 078797403X
Product Dimensions: 9.3" x 6" x .8"

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1 to 10 Books List Price $48.00
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26 to 50 Books 15% Discount $40.80
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Accounting for $1.4 trillion in expenditures (13.7 percent of gross domestic product), health care is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing industries. This concise, expertly written primer on health care organization finance is a nuts and bolts guide to what has become every hospital's most sensitive topic. Health care organization board members must possess basic financial competence to govern effectively. This book will help them acquire, easily and painlessly, the basic financial literacy essential for discharging their roles and fulfilling their fiduciary duties.

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About The Author

Dennis D. Pointer in the principal of Dennis D.Pointer & Associates, which has provided gevernance consultation and development services to more than three hundred health care organizations, nonprofits, governmental agencies and commercial corporations.  He has written eleven books and articles, including Really Governing and Board Works which were winners of the American College of Healthcare Book of the Year Award.  He is also author of Navigating the Boardroom which was printied in 2008.  Dr. Pointer held the John J. Hanlon Chair of Health Care Research and Policy in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State Universit.  He currently is a Virginia Mason Professor in the Department of Health Administration, School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dennis M. Stillman is a senior lecturer and associate director, Program in Health Services Administration, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, where he teaches graduate-level cources in accounting and finance.  He is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University (Graduate School of Public Health) and Seattle Pacific University. His frim, Dennis M. Stillman Associates, provides financial consulting, interim chief financial officer services, financial leadership coaching, and financial education for trustees, physician leaders, and health care managers.

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"Finally! The book that all health care board members needed but were afraid to ask for! Those dark days of staring at incomprehensible numbers during board meetings, of nervous nodding when their financially-literate brethren make comments or ask questions, of voting on things that they do not understand are gone! This book is long overdue and should be read by every trustee who is not a finance professional."
James E. Orlikoff, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc. and executive director, American Governance & Leadership Group

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