The Florida Hospital system hired General Mark Hertling (ret.) to create its Physician Leader Development (PLD) Program, based on what he learned, taught and practiced as a general in the U.S. Army. Using the concepts contained in the Army Leadership Manual, he and his colleagues enrolled physicians, other clinicians and hospital administrators in the program, and achieved “catastrophic success” according to the book jacket.
Growing Physician Leaders: Empowering Doctors to Improve Our Healthcare recounts his experiences producing and delivering the program. The book contains a summary of the basic components of the program, and stories and anecdotes that highlight parts of the program.