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Ric Flair
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Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


A local hospital around here just adopted the slogan "Cheat Death" for their new advertising campaign. This just seems like a horrible idea to me. Including the word death in the campaign is terrible. Apparently the hospice associated with this hospital is pissed. Is this a fireable offense for the CEO? (He apparently approved this slogan without running it by the board of directors, and also had every hospitalist who works there--like 22 doctors--all turn in there notice a month or two earlier). See the link--

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BestBanker
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


I don't know if it's a terminable offense but it would make me think twice about using their services. Wow! That's the best they can come up with? I'd fire the marketing agency first, then I would call Larry Tate.





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gizmoflak
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I would expect that slogan for a BALCO-type operation, not a legit hospital







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wiltznucs
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


The slogan may be viewed as in poor taste but the CEO's vision is spot on for the new healthcare environment.





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LSURussian
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


Dumb idea. Maybe not a fireable idea, but dumb nonetheless.





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MSMHater
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


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Is this a fireable offense for the CEO?


No.

But in conjunction with...

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had every hospitalist who works there--like 22 doctors--all turn in there notice a month or two earlier


then yes.

Sounds like he failed in getting a service agreement signed for his hospital with that hospitalists group. THAT is a firable offense.






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MSMHater
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


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The slogan may be viewed as in poor taste but the CEO's vision is spot on for the new healthcare environment.


I laughed






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NC_Tigah
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


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Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" . . .

That slogan seems reasonable to me. Maybe you didn't see the backside of those shirts?












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Ric Flair
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?




I'm assuming you don't work for Gaston Memorial. Are you affiliated with CMC or Presby, or on your own?






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NC_Tigah
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


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Gaston Memorial
No. Just having a little fun. I know several folks who work at GMH. Good people.






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Ric Flair
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re: Is adopting the slogan "Cheat Death" a fireable offense for a hospital CEO?


The slogan got the hospital some coverage in the national media today (NY Post, CBS, etc). I know that any publicity is supposed to be good publicity, but I don't think that's true in this case.





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