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18 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 62: Intermountain’s Community stewardship during the COVID-19 pandemic: Caring for homeless populations and increasing community partnerships
In this podcast, Mikelle Moore, SVP and Chief Community Health Officer, engages in a conversation with Intermountain caregiver Amanda Gold about how Intermountain is supporting those who are experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mikelle shares examples of how Intermountain is aiming to partner with community organizations to provide support to individuals in need.
26 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Thanks for Asking: How to lead during COVID-19
Leadership lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic was the topic of a podcast discussion between Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD, and General Stan McChrystal, retired four-star general and founder of the McChrystal Group, an international consulting and leadership development firm.
13 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Thanks for Asking: How huddles, non-profits, and partnerships are helping Utah kids
An inspiring example of how scores of people from across Intermountain and multiple other groups came together to find a way to better care for abused children was the topic of a discussion between Dinah Weldon, director of the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Hospital, and CEO Dr. Marc Harrison. They also discussed ways Intermountain and community partners are providing the best possible care for kids experiencing their “worst day ever.”
14 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Thanks for Asking: Changing our culture of error prevention
How Intermountain has been changing the way we view patient safety and the way we prevent errors was the topic of a discussion between Kalleen Campbell, a patient safety consultant based in St. George, and CEO Dr. Marc Harrison. Kalleen shares how recent restructuring and Marc’s leadership have strengthened our culture of safety and quality.
10 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Thanks for Asking: Arm-wresting and Resilience
World arm-wrestling champion Kody Merritt, a part-time security officer at Logan Regional Hospital and a parole officer for the Utah Department of Corrections, talks with CEO Dr. Marc Harrison about things he’s learned in sport and in life about resiliency and perseverance.
27 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Episode 63: Improving Independence and Homecare Therapies Through Technologies
As therapies evolve and technologies grow to promote patient self-administration and independence, Mark Briesacher, MD, chief physician executive at Intermountain Healthcare speaks with Intermountain Homecare Pharmacy Director, Mark Crosby, and Intermountain Homecare Pharmacy Manager, Wes Nance, to talk about pharmacy service offered in the home environment. Intermountain Homecare Pharmacy is improving access, safety, and quality by employing a three-step approach to patient care they call, “And, Yes, and Yet.”
12 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Thanks for Asking: How will the Primary Promise Campaign help local kids?
Intermountain recently announced a campaign to build a model health system for children across the Intermountain West. Dustin Lipson, administrator of Primary Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Neal Davis, medical director for pediatric community-based care, talk with CEO Dr. Marc Harrison about what’s planned and how it will improve care for children and families.
23 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Episode: 62: Tan’s Treats Eases Childhood Hunger in St. George, Utah
St. George, Utah is known for sunshine and it’s small-town atmosphere. It also has what all towns have: Kids uncertain of where their next meal will come from. Tan’s Treats is a community program designed to ease the burden of food scarcity. Providing nutrition for kids helps them grow healthy and strong, and keeps them focused on learning when they are in the classroom. Listen to the podcast to learn how it developed from a small, two-person operation to become a local non-profit.
34 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Episode 61: Bringing Perspective and Comfort to Serious Illness
“We play a role in all of life’s events—of joy and of sorrow. Myjob is to make sure that however long or however short someone has that they’re living the life that they want to live.”—this quote is from Dr. Dominic Moore, pediatrician at Primary Children’s Hospital and associate medical director for palliative care, homecare and hospice for Intermountain Healthcare, in a recent podcast with Dr. Mark Briesacher, chief physician executive. Dr. Moore talks about attending to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of chronic, serious and end-stage illnesses. Because he’s also a professional musician and, a bit of a philosopher, the conversation runs deep and speaks to how medicine can blend science with creativity, emotion and humanization—and how any healthcare professional can approach this with patients and families.
33 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Episode 60: The Opportunities of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship
In the United States, antimicrobial resistance has brought about the rise of the post-antibiotic era. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Katherine Fleming-Dutra talks with Shannon Phillips, Eddie Stenehjem, Whitney Buckel, and Adam Hersh about the challenges and opportunities we face with a multidisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship. Intermountain has built an urgent care initiative with the help of a $1.8m contract with the CDC. If you're curious about antimicrobial stewardship, and want to learn more about how we are partnering with the University of Utah and the CDC to improve antibiotic prescribing, this episode is for you.
22 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Episode 59: Writing a Personal Story of Leadership and Service to Others
Mark Briesacher, MD, chief physician executive at Intermountain Healthcare speaks with Scott Stevens, MD, medical director of the medical specialties clinical program, to talk about Dr. Stevens' path to clinical leadership. We go through Dr. Stevens' story of graduating with a degree in English Literature, to supporting activism against Apartheid in South Africa, to measuring blood pressure in traveling medical clinics in the Phillippines, and to finishing medical school and serving others as a clinical leader. Learn how he wrote his unique story and what drives his purpose to leading, mentoring and staying focused in the face of continual changes in the healthcare industry.
33 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Episode 58: SDoH: Improve Care Equity Through Regulations and Local Leadership
In this podcast, Mikelle Moore, SVP and Chief Community Health Officer, is joined by Vince Ventomiglia, Chairman, Leavitt Partners Board of Managers, for a conversation around the social determinants of health, how federal regulations could promote more equity, and how local leaders can help drive changes to increase health.
26 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Episode 57: Getting Beyond Usability and Feelings to Love Your EHR
Dr. Anne Pendo, senior medical director for the experience of caring in the office of patient experience, talks with Tyler Haberle, MD, an internist from St. George about taking complex scenarios in the EHR work and distill them down to get the job done. Learn how he goes beyond the feelings and usability issues of software complaints to help other providers do their best work. What is his “rocket fuel” for partnering with providers? Learn how he approaches issues and teaches providers to "love the one [software] they’re with" and use it to save time and bring value to their work.
30 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Episode 56: Finding Meaning, Motivation, and Mentors in Medicine
Dr. Anne Pendo, senior medical director for the experience of caring in the office of patient experience, speaks with Mike Woodruff, MD, senior medical director for the office of patient experience, to discuss his leadership journey. Find out how he discovered his motivation for practicing medicine and finding meaning in his work. Listen to who his mentors are and what they taught him, how he gets comfortable with uncertainty, and what he thinks about putting humanity back into the work of being a physician.
15 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Thanks for Asking: Can we reduce suicides?
Can a health system influence the number of suicides in the community and should they? Those were the questions discussed by Morrissa Henn, DrPH, a community health program director for Intermountain, and CEO Dr. Marc Harrison.
35 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Episode 55: The Total Patient Experience Includes Language
Mark Briesacher, chief physician executive, talks with Natasha Ovuoba, equity and inclusion consultant, and Carlos Martinez-Morales, language services and cultural competency manager, about what Intermountain is doing to support cultural competency and diversity within our organization. Learn what Intermountain is doing to not only increase language services, but more broadly to improve the patient experience of care by helping caregivers become more informed and engaged.
24 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
A Veterans Day look at the unique health needs of military veterans
In honor of Veterans Day, Mikelle Moore, Intermountain's senior vice president and chief community health officer spoke with two members of Intermountain's Military Caregiver Resource Group, Mike Busdicker and Jim Lamadrid, about their thoughts related to the unique health needs of military veterans.
11 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Thanks for Asking: Does Tele-oncology Work?
Is Intermountain's tele-oncology program working and are patients getting good care? That's what CEO Dr. Marc Harrison asked Dr. Derrick Haslem, associate medical director for the Oncology Clinical Program, on this podcast. Hint: the answer was a resounding YES!
42 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Episode 53: Antibiotic Stewardship is Everyone's Responsibility
All caregivers have a role to play in preventing antimicrobial resistance. Pew Charitable Trusts' David Hyun and Rachel Zetts talk with Shannon Phillips, Eddie Stenehjem, and Adam Hersh about antibiotic stewardship. Intermountain has worked to implement a scalable systemwide program in all of our hospitals and beyond. If you're a caregiver, and want to understand the successes and challenges with safe use of antibiotics, this podcast is for you.
13 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Thanks for Asking: What’s HerediGene?
HerediGene, Intermountain’s groundbreaking five-year DNA study to find new links between genetics and disease, was the topic of the latest Thanks for Asking podcast with CEO Marc Harrison, MD. Marc asked Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD, Intermountain’s chief of precision genomics, for more details about the study, which launched this summer and will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples.
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