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John Griffith

John R. Griffith, M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E.

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

1415 Washington Heights      Vcard icon
3611 SPH Tower
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 936-1304; Fax: (734) 764-4338

E-mail: jrg@umich.edu

Website(s): Griffith Leadership Center

Professional Summary

John Griffith is the Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. He was director of the program and bureau of Hospital Administration at the University of Michigan from 1970 to 1982, and chair of his department from 1987 to 1991.

Professor Griffith has been at Michigan since 1960. He is an educator of graduate students and practicing health care executives. He has served as chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and as a Commissioner for the Accrediting Commission on Education in Health Services Administration. Professor Griffith is active as a consultant to numerous private and public organizations. He has served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 1997-1999. He is the author of numerous publications. His text, The Well-Managed Health Care Organization, is currently in its seventh edition. The first edition won the ACHE Hamilton Prize for book of the year in 1987, and the fourth was named Book of the Year by Healthcare Information and Managment Systems Society. Five of his articles have been recognized for excellence by the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Reaching Excellence, published in 2010 by Health Administration Press, is a handbook for practitioners drawn from the text.

Professor Griffith continues to pursue research supporting excellence in the management of healthcare organizations.  With colleagues, he is developing a learning system to facilitate mastery of the emerging issues in management.

Professor Griffith is honored by the Griffith Leadership Center. The Center works to enhance understanding of excellent leadership in healthcare finance and delivery by increasing communication between department faculty, students, and outstanding practitioners.

Courses Taught

HMP657: Mastering Ethical Frontiers in Health Care    Syllabus (PDF)

Education

M.B.A., Hospital Administration, University of Chicago, 1957
B.E.S., Industrial Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1955

Selected Publications

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White K.F. and Griffith, J.R.  (2010). The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization. 7th ed., Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

Griffith, J.R. and White, K.R. (2010). Reaching Excellence in Healthcare Management Chicago, Ill., Health Administration Press.

Griffith, J.R. (2009). Finding the Frontier of Hospital Management Journal of Health Care Management, 54(1), 57-71.

Griffith, J.R. (2009). Advancing Education for Evidence-Based Healthcare Management Journal of Health Administration Education

Calhoun, J.G.,Dollett, L.,Sinioris, M.E., Wainio, J.A., Butler, P.W., Griffith, J.R., Warden, G.L. (2008). Development of an interprofessional competency model for healthcare leadership Journal of Healthcare Management, 53(6), 375-389.

Griffith, J.R. (2007). Improving Preparation for Senior Management in Healthcare Journal of Health Administration Education

Warden, G.L., Griffith, J.R., Sinioris, M. (2007). Role of Leadership in Improving Healthcare

Griffith, J.R. (2007). Improving Preparation for Senior Management in Healthcare J. of Health Administration Education

Griffith, J.R.,Alexander, J.A.,Foster, D. H. (2006). Is Anybody Managing the Store: National Trends in Hospital Performance Journal Healthcare Management, 6, 396-405.

Alexander, J.A., Griffith, J.R., Weiner, B.J. (2006). Quality Improvement Determinants of Hospital Profitability and Cost Performance Journal of Organizational Behavior

Professional Affiliations

2001 - 2008: Sr. Advisor, Board of Trustees, National Center for Healthcare Leadership
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Additional Information

Honors received

Tau Beta Pi, (National Engineering Honor Fraternity) 1954

Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor in Hospital Administration 1983 - present

Michigan Hospital Association Special Award - 1983

Examiner, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 1997, 1998

John Mannix Award, Greater Cleveland Hospital Association, 1993

American College of Healthcare Executives Hayhow Article of the Year Award - l989

American College of Healthcare Executives, Gold Medal Award, 1992

American College of Healthcare Executives Conley Article of the Year Award - l997

Andrew Pattullo Lectureship, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 1998

Senior Adviser to the Governing Board, National Center for Healthcare Leadership, 2001- present

Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2002

American College of Healthcare Executives Conley Article of the Year Award – (with Jeffrey A Alexander) 2004

American College of Healthcare Executives Conley Article of the Year Award – (with Kenneth R. White) 2006

University of Michigan School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award, April 2009

The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization, published by Health Administration Press, has won the following recognitions:

·                  American College of Healthcare Executives Hospital Administration Book of the Year – 1988

·                  Health Information Management Systems Society Book of the Year 2000

·                  Doody's Rating Service “A Buyer's Guide to the 250 Best Health Sciences Books of 1999”