Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable 2019: 3 Questions with Samuel Moore, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at The University of Kansas Health System - St. Francis Campus

Samuel Moore serves as Chief Financial Officer & Vice President at The University of Kansas Health System - St. Francis Campus. 

On November 12th, Samuel will serve on the panel "The Role of Today’s Chief Financial Officer: Blocking and Tackling vs. Other Strategies? What Must Chief Financial Officers be Great at?" at Becker's 8th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place November 11-13, 2019 in Chicago.

To learn more about the conference and Samuel's session, click here.

Question: There is a lot to improve upon in healthcare. Of the many issues that hold your attention, what is the one you consider exceptionally imperative and urgent?

Samuel Moore: The ability to contain costs while sustaining growth year over year is a challenge each year.

Q: Healthcare leaders today need skills and talents that span beyond those emphasized during formal training and higher education. What is one specific competency that you learned or sharpened in real life?

SM: Slowing down and listening to what’s happening around the Hospital, whether that be during meetings or over lunch. There’s a lot to be gained both from what is said but also what is not.

Q: What is one convention, tradition or habit that healthcare has adopted and left unquestioned that you feel either needs to stop or undergo thoughtful scrutiny? Why? 

SM: Creating a strategy for the future at the Executive level without input from the front line leaders. Our leaders who are in the trenches each day taking care of patients at bedside or in ambulatory settings see firsthand what may keep patients coming back. It’s these individuals who will be able to go beyond high level strategy to help dig deep into issues and potential solutions.

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