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A podcast of in depth interviews with health leaders to share their experience and knowledge with future health leaders.

For more information see our homepage: http://www.healthleaderforge.org

Health Leader Forge is a production of the University of New Hampshire's College of Health and Human Services and the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives.

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A podcast of in depth interviews with health leaders to share their experience and knowledge with future health leaders.

For more information see our homepage: http://www.healthleaderforge.org

Health Leader Forge is a production of the University of New Hampshire's College of Health and Human Services and the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives.

    Dr. Neil Meehan, Chief Physician Executive, Exeter Health Resources (abridged)

    Dr. Neil Meehan, Chief Physician Executive, Exeter Health Resources (abridged)

    Today’s  guest is Dr. Neil Meehan, the Chief Physician Executive of Exeter  Health Resources. Dr. Meehan is a board-certified Emergency Medicine  physician, and was the driving force behind the creation of the New  Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program, a joint effort  between the New Hampshire Medical Society, the New Hampshire Hospital  Association, and the University of New Hampshire.

    In this podcast we discuss Dr. Meehan’s own journey from living in a  music studio above a peanut butter factory through medical school,  residency, and his own development as a physician leader. We discuss in  detail what the medical school and residency experiences are like  because the New Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program has a  unique flavor based on Dr. Meehan’s own experience of medical training,  as well as his observations about how physician training creates some  specific challenges for physicians who want to transition from lead  clinician to clinician-leader.

    I have been part of the Physician Leadership program since its  inception, so it was fun to talk with Neil and capture some of the  stories and insight I have heard him share over the last few years.

    This is the abridged version of the interview. In this version of the interview, I cut out our discussion of medical school and residency and what it is like to become a physician. If you would like to listen to the full version, please go to https://anchor.fm/healthleaderforge/episodes/Dr--Neil-Meehan--Chief-Physician-Executive--Exeter-Health-Resources-e13luf0 

    • 45 min
    Dr. Neil Meehan, Chief Physician Executive, Exeter Health Resources

    Dr. Neil Meehan, Chief Physician Executive, Exeter Health Resources

    Today’s guest is Dr. Neil Meehan, the Chief Physician Executive of Exeter Health Resources. Dr. Meehan is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, and was the driving force behind the creation of the New Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program, a joint effort between the New Hampshire Medical Society, the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and the University of New Hampshire.

    In this podcast we discuss Dr. Meehan’s own journey from living in a music studio above a peanut butter factory through medical school, residency, and his own development as a physician leader. We discuss in detail what the medical school and residency experiences are like because the New Hampshire Physician Leadership Development Program has a unique flavor based on Dr. Meehan’s own experience of medical training, as well as his observations about how physician training creates some specific challenges for physicians who want to transition from lead clinician to clinician-leader.

    I have been part of the Physician Leadership program since its inception, so it was fun to talk with Neil and capture some of the stories and insight I have heard him share over the last few years.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources

    COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources

    This podcast is a recording of a live panel held jointly sponsored by the sponsors of this podcast, the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire and the Northern New England Healthcare Executives, the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The panel was titled, COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources. I had the opportunity to moderate, and our panel featured Eileen Keefe, Chief Nursing Officer, Parkland Medical Center, Derry, New Hampshire, Carol Majewski, Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Experience for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and Colonel Kim Aiello, Commander, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

    If you would like to see the video of the event, please see our website, http://healthleaderforge.org

    • 1 hr
    Mary Helen McSweeney, Long-Term Care Educator and Author

    Mary Helen McSweeney, Long-Term Care Educator and Author

    Today’s guest is Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld. Mary Helen is an associate professor at Towson University in the Department of Health Sciences. Mary Helen is the author of one of the leading textbooks in the field of long-term care, Dimensions of Long-Term Care: An Introduction, and is a recognized leader in long-term care education nationally.

    In this podcast I talk with Mary Helen about her journey from an early interest in political science and international affairs to discovering the nascent field of health economics in the 80’s, and her transition to an interest in long-term care as a result of having to care for both her father and father-in-law when they suffered from debilitating terminal illnesses. Mary Helen makes a passionate case for long-term care, pointing out the economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as young people looking for a meaningful and well compensated career.

    For more information, please see our web site, Http://healthleaderforge.org 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Steve Ahnen, President & CEO, New Hampshire Hospital Association

    Steve Ahnen, President & CEO, New Hampshire Hospital Association

    Today’s guest is Steve Ahnen, the President and CEO of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. The New Hampshire Hospital Association is an independent, non-profit association representing the interests of the hospitals in the state of New Hampshire.

    Steve joined the New Hampshire Hospital Association in 2008 after spending sixteen years in progressive leadership roles with the American Hospital Association in Washington, DC.

    In this podcast we talk about the role of both the American Hospital Association and the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and what it is like to work as an industry advocate at the national and state levels.

    For more information, please see our website: https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2020/12/steve-ahnen-president-ceo-new-hampshire.html

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Chris Sloan, COO, Capital Medical Center (full)

    Chris Sloan, COO, Capital Medical Center (full)

    Today’s guest is Chris Sloan, the Chief Operating Officer of Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Washington. Capital Medical Center is a 107-bed hospital with about 600 employees. It is part of LifePoint Health, a for-profit hospital system headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

    Chris joined Capital Medical Center after retiring from the Army Medical Service Corps in September of 2019, with 23 years of service as a military medical logistician and hospital administrator. During his service he deployed to Kosovo and Iraq, and ended his career as the Chief Operating Officer for Madigan Army Medical Center, one of the Army’s largest hospitals.

    In this podcast we talk about Chris’s military career, transition to leadership in the civilian sector, his leadership philosophy, and, since this interview was originally recorded in October of 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    for more information, please see our website: http://healthleaderforge.org

    • 1 hr 19 min

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