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19 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
2021 at a Glance: Your Personal Year in Review
This past year has been one for the books, especially in the healthcare world. As health systems have faced persistent challenges from the pandemic, workforce changes, and ongoing shifts in our country, we reflect on how this past year has impacted our listeners. Joining us is Modern Healthcare's Aurora Aguilar, Editor-in-Chief, to discuss a recent survey taken by Next Up Listeners.
22 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
What Comes Next? What Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders Should Prioritize in 2022 with Kou Thao
Many healthcare organizations took a serious look at their diversity, equity, and inclusion position and decided to do more in 2020 and 2021. But what should be on the priority list for 2022 and beyond? In this episode, we’re talking to Kou Thao, Director of Embedding Equity at the American Medical Association and Founder and CEO of LIT Consulting. Kou uses his position at the intersections of his own identity to inform his work towards equity across sectors. Here, he shares his insights on what DEI leaders should focus on in the upcoming year.
22 minutes | Nov 27, 2021
Patients as Experts: How to Really Become a Patient-Centered Health System with Melinda Karp
Patients are now finally being recognized as customers with the power to choose their providers. Health systems have responded to this by installing experience officers and investing in more patient-centered care delivery — but what about including patients in designing the services and programs on the front-end? Here's how health systems can think of patients as not only customers but as healthcare experts. Melinda Karp, Vice President of Consumer Centered Quality for Commonwealth Care Alliance and Executive Director for the Center to Advance Consumer Partnership shares her insight on centering patient experience.
16 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
Strategic Planning for the Nursing Shortage with Kathleen Sanford (Pt. 2)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been our foundation. Now, they're exhausted and leaving their careers altogether. This, on top of a previously pending nursing shortage, means long-term strategic planning for nursing care and nursing leaders may require some changes. In this second part of a 2-part episode, Kathleen Sanford, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of CommonSpirit Health, is sharing insights on how to strategically plan for the predicted nursing shortage.
21 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
Strategic Planning for the Nursing Shortage with Kathleen Sanford (Pt. 1)
Nurses have been the backbone of the pandemic response. Now, data shows they're exhausted and jumping ship, on top of a previously pending nursing shortage. As a result, long-term strategic planning for nursing care and nursing leaders may look different this time around. In this episode, we're talking to Kathleen Sanford, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of CommonSpirit Health. She is sharing her insights on how to strategically plan for the predicted nursing shortage.
19 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Surviving the Transitions: How to Prepare for a Change in Leadership with Lisa Spengler
Leadership changes are common in health systems, but how do you show your worth to the new person at the head of your meeting table? How do you assess a new leader, and then add the value they care about to avoid being replaced? In this episode, Assistant Director of Digital Strategy Lisa Spengler shares insights from her over 20 years working for University of Chicago Medicine — where she has built the knowledge and relationships that have made her indispensable.
22 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Re-Evaluating Job Candidates Post-COVID-19 with Jason Hutton
COVID-19 has led a lot of people to re-evaluate life — especially when it comes to their careers. Workers in all fields are quitting their jobs in search of new roles, and healthcare professionals are no different. Due to burnout, some are leaving. A recent Modern Healthcare article reveals that women healthcare workers are leaving at a rapid pace. But thanks to new inspiration, more are on track to enter the field. Amidst it all, how should hiring decision-makers in health systems approach finding new candidates? Jason Hutton, Vice President of Human Resources at Access Community Health Network, offers his insights.
19 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
COVID-19 PTSD and Burnout: How Health Systems Can Support Their Nursing Teams with Dr. Ernest Grant
The whiplash from COVID is still aching — especially for nurses. Nursing teams around the nation are still feeling the impacts of caring for COVID-19 patients, including feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, and depressed. Plus, some are considering leaving the profession altogether. In this episode, we're talking to Dr. Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association, about how health systems can support their nurses' mental health now and moving forward. Dr. Grant was also named one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
16 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
The Vendors You Choose Have a Major Economic Impact: Are You Buying From Diverse Vendors?
It's one thing to have a stellar bench of diverse executives on your board and senior leadership team. But it's quite another to also have an amazing lineup of diverse vendors who can create jobs because of opportunities with your healthcare organization. Entrepreneurs build communities, period. Joan Archie, Executive Director of Construction Compliance at the University of Chicago Medical Center, shares her insight on how health systems can make good on their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion through diverse vendors.
20 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Your Health System Is in the Press — But It's Not Good News: Dealing with Bad Press with Rosemary Plorin
Most health systems are bound to experience bad press at one time or another. But bad press doesn't have to be the last word. How do you make sure you come out smelling like roses? In this episode, we're talking to Rosemary Plorin, Crisis Counselor and CEO of Lovell Communications, a Healthcare PR and Crisis Communications firm, about how health systems can prepare for and navigate bad press. She discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health systems, and how aspiring leaders can respond to bad press.
17 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
How to Be a Productive Mentee: Cultivating a Strong Mentor/Mentee Relationship with Anthony Ashby
Whether you've found a mentor or you're committed to finding one, mentorship is critical for aspiring healthcare leaders. But how do you make this a productive relationship to gain the information and insight you need to grow in your career? Anthony Ashby, VP & COO of CHI Health, discusses cultivating a strong mentor/mentee relationship — and how to be a productive mentee. Also, listen to Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and her thoughts on the benefits of mentorship in Next Up's Transitioning Between Physician Roles.
20 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Finding an Answer to #MeToo: Fostering a Safe Workplace Environment with Heather Krentler
The #MeToo movement began in 2006, but it’s not over. A recent Modern Healthcare article revealed that workplace harassment is still common, especially among women healthcare leaders. Now, healthcare companies are trying to determine how to support their employees both physically and emotionally. In this episode, we're talking to Heather Krentler, Chief Administrative Officer at Continental Dining, Refreshment Services, and Events. She's here to discuss how to foster a safe workplace environment for all employees.
23 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
This Isn't (Just) Your Grandparents' Workplace: Cassandra Willis-Abner on Multigenerational Workplaces
Multigenerational workplaces offer diversity in viewpoints — but they pose challenges when managing a team. Cassandra Willis-Abner, Chief Human Resource Officer at Press Ganey, shares her insight on how to foster efficiency in a team of all ages. Read Modern Healthcare's article on Engaging Multiple Generations to Thrive to read more about multigenerational workplaces. We'll be expanding on this topic at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare conference July 22-23. Register with the code (NextUp) to receive a 15% discount off the conference fee and any conference add-on opportunities. To register, go to women-leaders.modernhealthcare.com.
14 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
The Truth About Being a Parent and C-Suite Executive with Sally Deitch (Pt. 2)
We continue our conversation with Sally Deitch, Group CEO of Tenet Healthcare, as she shares the truth about being a dedicated parent and C-suite executive. She also discusses how health systems can build a culture that supports family and career advancement simultaneously. We'll be expanding on this topic at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare conference on July 22-23. To register, visit women-leaders.modernhealthcare.com.
15 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
The Truth About Being a Parent and C-Suite Executive with Sally Deitch (Pt. 1)
The time to build a career overlaps with the time most professionals are raising children. Many parents are juggling these priorities well — but others are robbing time from one to cultivate the other. According to this Modern Healthcare article, working mothers are more likely to be overlooked for promotions due to childcare demands compared to working fathers. Sally Deitch, Group CEO of Tenet Healthcare, shares the truth about being a dedicated parent and C-suite executive. We'll be expanding on this topic at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare conference on July 22-23. To register, visit women-leaders.modernhealthcare.com.
16 minutes | May 29, 2021
Making It to the C-Suite as a Woman: How to Dominate in a Male-Dominated Industry
Nearly 80% of the healthcare workforce is female — but only 30% of C-suite roles, and 13% of CEO positions, are held by women. When women aren't at the table, organizations miss out on valuable input. This was amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many women aspire to hold leadership positions but are held back by their own insecurities. In this episode of Next Up, we're speaking with Patty McClimon, the Senior Vice President of Strategic and Facilities Planning for Nationwide Children's Hospital, about how women can rise to leadership roles in healthcare organizations.
19 minutes | May 15, 2021
Transitioning Between Physician Roles: Making Your Mark on the C-Suite and Beyond
With 2021 being viewed as a "reset year," people are reevaluating their priorities and making career changes. For seasoned physicians, this can mean anything from climbing the ranks to the C-suite to taking on an activist or political role beyond the realm of patient care. Such transitions can be stressful or scary for anyone, but they can be especially so for women, as females are underrepresented in these more senior roles. We"re talking with Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), on what it takes to move to the C-suite and beyond.
13 minutes | May 1, 2021
The Biden/Harris Administration: The First 100 Days of Healthcare Legislation
The first 100 days of a presidential administration can significantly impact health systems in the US. In this episode, we’re talking to Modern Healthcare’s Michael Brady, who covers rules and regulations in Washington D.C., about what healthcare legislation has been passed so far. Michael is sharing his insights on how the first 100 days have already changed healthcare in the US — and what we can expect moving forward.
20 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Managing the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout with Dr. Gary Little
The COVID-19 vaccine promises light at the end of this long and arduous tunnel. However, vaccine rollout is also putting an extra burden on health systems that are doing their best to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. In this episode of Next Up, we’re talking to Dr. Gary Little, Chief Medical Officer of Atrium Health, who shares his thoughts on how health systems can manage the influx of patients, coordinate communication, and be prepared for every aspect of vaccine rollout now and in the months to come.
17 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Modern Healthcare's Editor Aurora Aguilar Talks New Content Direction
Modern Healthcare has made some big changes, and we’re talking to editor Aurora Aguilar about what readers can expect.
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