Boston Business Journal quotes David Williams on Partners CEO departure

February 4, 2019

Boston Business Journal quoted David Williams about the sudden departure of Partners HealthCare CEO, Dr. David Tochiana:

“(Torchiana) tried to rationalize the organization and make Partners into a real company with more centralized decision-making, and make Partners itself mean something other than just the General and the Brigham,” Williams said. “It’s not surprising that he wasn’t successful. I don’t know if the next person will be successful either, if they will take the same route.”

Williams said whoever replaces Torchiana will have to be politically savvy to navigate those waters, but added, “even that might not be enough.” One option, he said, would be a restructuring of the organization into a group of separate hospitals that just share administrative resources.