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Gosselin/Martin Associates presents High-Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function. FM professionals keep America's hospitals safe, secure, and functioning.

High Reliability, The Healthcare Facilities Management Podcast Peter

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Gosselin/Martin Associates presents High-Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function. FM professionals keep America's hospitals safe, secure, and functioning.

    "I accidentally fell into healthcare facilities management"

    "I accidentally fell into healthcare facilities management"

    High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function. 

    In this first episode of 2022 and the first of High Reliability Season 3, we are pleased to welcome Brittany Remec. Brittany is a Construction Project Lead at Advocate Aurora Health. The Advocate Aurora System has hospitals and offsites throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

    Brittany, a millennial, offers an interesting perspective on healthcare facilities management and discusses her unique career path, from college to her most recent construction role with Advocate Aurora.  She has accumulated a great deal of experience in a relatively short period and we discuss some of the lessons she has learned as she has advanced. 

    Topics covered include:   
    An interesting story on how Brittany arrived at her career path and how incidents of her life helped set her on her way, including a brother, a lift company, and Purdue University (2:30);On gaining  financial consensus, and leading through difficult situations   (13:20);Learning about facilities management by "accidentally falling into it," and transitioning from construction to healthcare facilities management  to healthcare construction (20:00);Building a career, and changing perspectives and goals (43:00);Views for millennials, and others, considering a healthcare career and the importance of mentorship  (47:00).Our thanks to Brittany for appearing on High Reliability, and as always, thank you for listening!

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    • 59 min
    2021 in review, from High Reliability

    2021 in review, from High Reliability

    High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function.

    It's our final 2021 episode of High Reliability and today's show is guestless, but interesting nevertheless.  Facilities Management topics covered in this episode include:

    * Cautionary words for organization's seeking candidates, and some Interview gotchas;
    * A concerning trend, and it's not about retirements;
    * A discussion on degrees, and cautionary words for the future;
    * Thoughts on new programs and podcasts;
    * Searching Best Practices.

    As always, thank you for listening.
     
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    • 26 min
    A look back at 2021, a look to 2022 in Facilities Management

    A look back at 2021, a look to 2022 in Facilities Management

    It has been a fun year for High Reliability so as approach the final days of the year, we wanted to take a look back at 2021 and a look ahead to 2022. 

    We welcome a roundtable of healthcare leaders from across the county to discuss a variety of issues. Our guests are:  


    Carol McCormick, Director of Facilities, Plant Operations, & Maintenance for CHI Health Immanuel and CHI Health Mercy, Omaha, NEChristine Pirri, SVP, Chief People & Diversity Officer, Bassett Healthcare Network, Cooperstown, NYDr. Robert Feldbauer, VP/Chief Facilities Officer, UC Health, Cincinnati, OHRobert Hacker, Director of Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction, Community Memorial Hospital & Ojai Valley Community Hospital, Ventura, CA
    My thanks to them,  In today's episode,  we discuss:


    The year in review: Staffing shortages, vaccination mandates, and a return to "normal" (2:30);What about me, and other factors around compensation, and is this current model sustainable? (25:00); The issue that will not go away, the degree. Does a unique time in history demand a different approach to the degree requirement?  (32:00);Looking at technology, including "The Internet of Things" (48:00);The changing demands of patients and families (1:00:00);Predictions for 2022, and removing the "Covid excuse" (1:13:00).As always, thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy the show!  

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Band of Brothers Leadership Lessons

    Band of Brothers Leadership Lessons

    I'm excited about this episode of High Reliability because it centers on a book and miniseries that I consider to be at the top of the book and miniseries chart: Band of Brothers.

    Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. It was created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who also served as executive producers. The series won Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 2001 for best miniseries. If you have not watched Band of Brothers, put it on your list.

    The series is a dramatized account of  E-Company, part of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, assigned to the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Over ten episodes the series details the company's World War II journey.

    Starting with jump training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, in 1942, Band of Brothers follows the unit through the American airborne landings in Normandy and Operation Market Garden, then on to the Siege of Bastogne and The Battle of the Bulge, and through war's end in 1945, including taking Eagle's Nest, which was a Third Reich–era building erected atop a mountain summit and used by Hitler.

    Band of Brothers chronicles Easy Companies triumphs and tragedies. It shows the men in their humanity. You don't need to have seen Band of Brothers to enjoy this podcast. But if you have seen it, we will apply leadership lessons from WW II to healthcare facilities management in 2021. These leadership lessons are timeless: They are universal.

    I would like to thank my three guests for their time and research. Like me, they appreciate American history, warts and all, and the lessons that can be learned from history. My guests are:  
    Thomas Elliott: Director of Facilities, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, CAGeoff Schuller: Owner, GH Schuller Consulting, Mission Viejo, CA.  Steve Spaanbroek: CEO, MSL Healthcare Partners
    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy it.

    Endnote
    In addition to the miniseries and the many books chronicling  Easy Company and Major Dick Winters, this YouTube series, Reel History, provides excellent historical context, and when needed, a more accurate picture of the events depicted in Band of Brothers.  As Tom Hanks said," history had to fit into our television screens," meaning a 10-episode series could not completely capture all of the events from 1941-1945. 

    Reel History with Professor Jared Frederick is a great companion piece. 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    An FM leadership story: Philosophy, growth, and redemption

    An FM leadership story: Philosophy, growth, and redemption

    High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function. 

    In this episode, we speak with Jason Tate, Director of Plant Operations at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  It is an interesting and honest discussion with a next-generation healthcare facility management leader.  Jason's story is about transitioning into healthcare facilities management leadership, but it is also about growth and self-awareness, integrating philosophy into management, and ultimately, redemption. 

    If you feel a bit down and out, skip to The Power of Redemption section (25:00) for hopefully some hope and inspiration. 

    My thanks to Jason for an honest discussion. Topics include:


    About relationships, communication, and multi-generational leadership  (4:00);Utilizing the Socratic method of FM leadership (19:00);The Power of Redemption (25:00);Finding a path to hospital leadership and a true vocation (40:00);On managing conflict in 2021, and learning from Abraham Lincoln (52:00).
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Core Values with Master Chief Petty Officer Vincent Patton, USCG (retired)

    Core Values with Master Chief Petty Officer Vincent Patton, USCG (retired)

    High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function. 

    We are pleased and honored to welcome Dr. Vincent W. Patton III to this episode. Dr. Patton served as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard from 1998 until his retirement from the Coast Guard in 2002. In total, he served our country with more than 30 years of active service. His career included staff and operational assignments throughout the United States, along with joint military service assignments in Cuba and Haiti. His numerous military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, which is the nation’s highest military peacetime recognition for the performance of duty. 

    As the service’s top senior enlisted leader, Master Chief Patton was the principal advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, his directorates, and the Secretaries of Transportation and Defense, with a primary focus on quality-of-life issues, career development, work environment, and personnel matters. He routinely addressed these specific issues before appropriate Senate and House committees in Congress, and the Commander in Chief, along with his senior enlisted counterparts of the other four armed services.

    Following his Coast Guard retirement, Dr. Patton was an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley,  teaching Philosophy of Ethics, and he earned his Master of Theology in Applied Religious Studies and became an ordained minister.   Currently, he is a Leadership Development Coach for NewDay USA Financial LLC and he serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Northeast Maritime Institute. 

    In this episode of High Reliability, Dr. Patton leads us through unique stories of his career paths and development, being inspired by mentors, and holding core values as guideposts throughout a distinguished career, including:
    The role of the Master Chief Petty Officer (4:00);Core values and leadership (14:00)On becoming Master Chief Petty Officer: A unique career path that you have to hear (19:00); Leading through human tragedy in Haiti and Cuba while balancing mission, duty, and core values during Operation Able Manner (39:00);Learning from soccer player Pele, a poignant remembrance of the late General Colin Powell,  and meeting Alex Haley (50:00);Adhering to Core Values in today’s chaotic business world, and the importance of passion for your job (1:04).Thank you to Vince for the generosity of his time.

    And thanks also to CJ Brown, Facilities Management Director at Women & Infant's Hospital in Providence, President of the RI NEHES Chapter,  and Coast Guard veteran, for connecting me with Vince.

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    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 21 min

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