A healthcare blogger gets published

Nick Jacobs, CEO of Windber Medical Center in Windber, Pa., and author of Nick’s Blog, seems to be doing quite well with the writing thing.

He has just released a self-published book called “Taking the Hell out of Healthcare: A patient’s guide to getting the best care.” Jacobs describes it as “a book on how to get the same treatment as the CEO’s family in any hospital, a book on patient advocacy.” The project took four years.

But he is not stopping there. Jacobs is compiling two years of humor columns on childhood, parenthood and grandparenthood he wrote for two local newspapers into a yet-untitled book to be published in October. And he is working on a third book on healthcare administration, leadership and public health policy, which should be ready by next spring.

Jacobs qualifies as a Friend of This Blog for sitting down with me last year for a podcast.