About the Author

Cardiovascular Director Patrick Green


My name is Patrick Green and I’m an Executive Director of Heart and Vascular Services at an urban Public Academic hospital in Atlanta.  I like my job.  It is worthwhile job where an MBA like me can actually make decisions that save lives.


My job, and jobs of many more middle managers in hospitals like mine are getting more and more difficult.  Many of my friends and co-workers are choosing to exit the field altogether.  I admit, I have been tempted to do so as well.  The reason I have not is that I believe I am a good leader and at this point of upheaval in the US healthcare system we need good leaders.


So I am writing this blog to encourage my peers to stay the course and keep fighting the good fight.  Patients need those of us who care, and can teach others to care well, to continue to offer our leadership in service to them, and to the rest of our fellow man.


I will write about simple strategies to be successful as a healthcare leader, but I believe a leader can only lead well when life is in balance.  To that end, I will also write about strategies that have helped me succeed in other areas of life such as personal finance, marriage, parenting, community or church service, etc.  After all, what good is it to have a blog if one cannot write about what one wants to!


Views expressed in this blog are mine alone, they do not necessarily reflect the views of my employers or clients.

32 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Excited about following this blog! I do not think anyone can say they do NOT want to be successful and it is always interesting to see what works for different people. Just from what I see in your work ethic in the workplace, you seem to know what you’re doing so I am anxious to read as you post.

  2. Great blog! You are an awesome leader and I am proud to have had your leadership in the past and so excited to now be able to tap into your blog for some inspiration and motivation!

    • Hello Ann. I hope your transition is going well! Karen and I went and Safe Haven this Valentine Weekend. It is filmed in the outerbanks, so it made me think of you guys. Are you going to be close to the beach?

  3. Patrick, congrats on starting your blog. Encouragement during this time of confusion and change in the healthcare system is needed and much appreciated. I will be sure to share it with my colleagues 🙂

  4. Well written blog Patrick! Keep up the great work. It’s great to see Leaders like yourself that are so vested in staying the course in a confusing and stressful time in healthcare.

  5. Dear Patrick,

    Came across your blog this morning and I wanted to write and offer a cup of encouragement back to you. Fabulous! Your warmth, skill and wisdom come through and your desire to encourage other health care leaders to stick with it is truly admirable. I left my job as a senior VP at Mass General Hospital to write (my book: Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life is due out in September) on these very topics because, like you, I feel called to help people find their gifts and use them to make their dreams come true while improving the world. Bravo and keep on keeping on!

    I’d be happy to host you for a guest post on my newborn blog to help spread the word. Let me know if you’re interested. With warm best wishes, Allison

    • I will definitely check out your material. It sounds right up my alley! I would love to do a guest post and would love to reciprocate. Maybe you could educate me. I am truly a newbie at this.

  6. Patrick,

    You are an amazing writer. Thank you for inviting me to read your blogs via Linked In. Your blogs are well-written, informative and interesting, all at the same time. I read all the way through and look forward to more. I will be sharing this with my teams and with my network. Thank you for putting into words what we all believe so strongly in – balance, leadership and healthcare!

  7. Hi Patrick,
    Congratulations on your blog! I really appreciate your honesty and am LOVING your new site. The content is dead-on. Healthcare is a scary place to be right now and so many people do want to exit it, but it’s blogs like yours that will keep us from doing so and remind us why we got into this business in the first place– to save lives! Thanks so much for having the courage to create this blog and say what needs to be said. Will look forward to more posts!


  8. Hey Patrick, thanks for checking out my website. I appreciate your passion for leadership. Your desire to remain in the healthcare industry and pave the road is serving as a great example of leadership. Hope to connect with you more!


    • Thanks. Birds of a feather flock together. I will see you around cyberspace. As you can see I am new at this. You have been doing this for a while, and I really like your content. I will be doing a deep dive and will likey post some links to your blog, when I figure out how to do that!

      • Yup, irons sharpen iron. I’m still learning and growing every day to develop a better platform. Have you read Michael Hyatt’s Platform yet? I think it may give you lots of good pointers on how to accelerate your blogging journey.

        • Yes, about 3 weeks ago. Still working through my to do list! Have you read Pro Blogger yet? I still have to create my to do from the folder over pages in that one!

  9. Hi Patrick,
    I so look forward to your blog posts. It is so wonderful to hear your insights, your frustrations and your willingness to work around them for the end good. Your company is fortunate to have you at the helm.
    And, for me, it’s so great to see another one of the CTK kids really make good with their vocations and avocations, remembering Who is the rudder of their ship.
    Wishing you only the best. It’s been a really long time since you were one of Michael J’s roomies and I’m here to say, “Well done.”
    Kathy Bailey Strawn

    • Kathy, SO GOOD to hear from you. It really is amazing to connect with everyone on Facebook. That was a special time and a special group of people!

  10. Hello Patrick,

    I enjoy your blog, and when you have time please post “HOW TO START A BLOG FOR DUMMIES” It would sure be appreciated.

    • Thanks Cathy. I respect you so much as a leader. That means a lot to me. Hope all is well on your side of the ATL!

    • Thanks for joining in the discussion. Click on the Follow Button and I you will receive an e-mail with each new post.

  11. Great information. Thank you for taking time to articulate many of the multifaceted challenges within healthcare leadership in today’s world. I appreciate your drive to improve your skill as well as your teams by seeking the ever elusive answer “how CAN we make this happen” instead of opting for the often utilized “we CAN’T do that” mentality.

  12. Hi Patrick – glad to have found you, I saw your guest post on Paul Sohn’s site. I too am in the healthcare field, allbeit Organizational Development. Looking forward to connecting.

  13. Much respect for you and others that take on the needed health care challenges that will progressively get more difficult. I hope to soon join the battle with you as well.

  14. The genuineness and generosity of your spirit caught me off guard. It floated right off the pages and landed right- smack into my heart, mind and soul, thank you.

  15. I agree wholeheartedly with what the previous person, Delores, said. I also like how you do not mince words and write with authenticity that makes it hard not to agree. You mirror my thoughts and values.Looking forward to reading more from you! Complete integrity.

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