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The Affordable Care Act: The Ethical Call to Transform the Organizational Culture

Piper, Llewellyn E. PhD, FACHE

doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000021

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will require health care leaders and managers to develop strategies and implement organizational tactics for their organization to survive and thrive under the federal mandates of this new health care law. Successful health care organizations and health care systems will be defined by their adaptability in the new value-based marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. The most critical underlining challenge for this success will be the effective transformation of the organizational culture. Transformational value-based leadership is now needed to answer the ethical call for transforming the organizational culture. This article provides a model and recommendations to influence change in the most difficult leadership duty—transforming the organizational culture.

Author Affiliation: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, North Carolina.

The author has no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Llewellyn E. Piper, PhD, FACHE, PO Box 1358, Jacksonville, NC 28541-1358 (

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