DR. MICHAEL SALEM, president and CEO of National Jewish Health, identifies a Catch 22: In contemporary medical facilities, you can’t get too small, and you can’t get too big.
If you get too big, you can attract quality faculty for research, but can’t provide the opportunities for the intimate exchange of ideas, for natural interaction and cross-fertilization.
And you can’t provide personalized medicine.
If you get too small, you don’t have the resources for either the research or the tailored clinical approach.
That leaves NJH working hard to grow — and to stay small.
Two directions at once.