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A front-row seat for a revolution in hospital care

Former CEOsThey helped shape health care as it underwent a revolution in the 20th century, including new technologies and quicker, less invasive surgeries. Despite all the changes since they ran Upstate University Hospital, three former chief executives believe the fundamental task of hospitals hasn‘t changed: keeping the patients comfortable and treating them with humanity. James Abbott, Thomas Campbell and James Rosenberg also describe the challenges they faced from the 1950s to the 1990s.