By Alex Boye
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the nation’s premier hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare, has scored 83% in a latest ranking by the Korle-Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA).
KOSSA which has always been heckling past CEO’s over their lackadaisical attitudes when it comes to the management of the hospital noted that Korle-Bu has witnessed impressive improvement under the able leadership of the Dr. Asare within his short term in office.
Speaking at a forum on the state of affairs of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital last Wednesday in Accra, President of KOSSA, Mr. Charles Offei-Palm hinted that the CEO vision, experience, enthusiastic and focused on the job which most of the past CEO’s lacked has transformed the health centre.
“The qualities in Dr. Asare has largely contributed to the development of the hospital in the period of review” Mr. Offei-palm disclosed.
He was optimistic the CEO was more capable of making Korle-Bu one of the best health centres in the world due to his leadership style.
The foremost reason for the existence of KOSSA, Mr. Offei-Palm said, is to ensure the well-being, growth and progress of the hospital, saying that calls for their decision to do a thorough analysis of the state of affairs of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for the last one year.
“The new administration has discharged itself creditable by running an open door policy. Virtually all the board and management members are all accessible to staff. They also engage in wide consultation before decisions are taken. This makes the running of the hospital more participatory” he indicated.
He said the diplomatic style of the board chairman and his level of constant engagement with KOSSA leadership with respect to governance matters and some board decision has enhanced cordial relationship between the CEO and the staff.
According to KOSSA President, all the required governance structures stipulated by law have been established within the period under review, adding that this makes the hospital fully compliant with all the regulatory requirements stipulated by law.
The Board and Management of the hospital after assuming office, Mr. Offei –Palm noted, have succeeded in appointing HoDs as required by the Ghana health service and teaching hospitals Act, Act 525, 2996, saying this has corrected an anomaly which previous boards have attempted to implement without success.
On his part, the Board Chairman of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Alfred Okoe Boye, who was the special guess at the occasion congratulated KOSSA for their contributions towards the enhancement of the hospital since their inception.
The Board Chairman is said to have used his position and restructured the hospital to ensure credibility at the hospital over the year.
He promised the hospital would next year boast of new developmental projects including a new surgical block to ensure successful running of the health centre.
The CEO, when he was contacted after the forum expressed his profound gratitude to the members of KOSSA for realizing his outputs and promised to continue with hard work for the success of the hospital.
Dr. Asare also noted that plans are far advance to ensure rehabilitation of the morgue and the maternity ward as well as the construction of new ones next year March.