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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.

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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.

    What's the Why? A Healthcare education podcast

    What's the Why? A Healthcare education podcast

    High Reliability, the podcast that focuses on healthcare facilities management, presents the third episode in the Abraham Lincoln Employment Series, titled What's the Why? A Healthcare education podcast. 

    Our guest is Jim Smith,  Director of Engineering & Emergency Management at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, VT.   Jim is well qualified to discuss the topic of education and healthcare management. Jim has both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees, but he joined the Navy out of high school and achieved his first healthcare facilities management job without a college degree. Jim had to convince Rutland Regional hospital to hire him for the Manager of Engineering role, a story he tells in the podcast. 

    Jim has an interesting perspective on the degree. He joined the Navy from high school, then transitioned into the commercial nuclear industry. He then became a Pastor with his church, a true career transition. Each stop on Jim's career journey prepared him well for his healthcare facility management roles. Topics discussed with Jim include:


    Discussing the Navy's Nuclear Power School and program (4:00);A career transition to Pastoral work (22:00);Leaving the ministry and finding a path into healthcare facilities management (32:00);On the need for a college degree at the management level of healthcare facilities (34:00);Converting life and work experience to college credits, and some encouraging words for those seeking a degree while working full-time (47:30);Transitioning military experience to healthcare facilities management (58:00).Read more about the Lincoln Employment Series here.

    G/MA Nuggets

    For a full listing of jobs we are recruiting for, see here

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Abraham Lincoln Employment Series

    The Abraham Lincoln Employment Series

    High Reliability, the podcast that focuses on the world of healthcare facilities management, previews the Abraham Lincoln Employment Series, debuting this June and sponsored by Gosselin/Martin Associates.

    We were sitting around the office recently and thought, what would happen if Abraham Lincoln sent in his resume for a facilities management job that we were recruiting? That question was the genesis of The Abraham Lincoln Employment Series. 
    In our first episode, using Abraham Lincoln’s resume from 1865, which we created, we will apply his resume and the lessons we can garner from it to today’s chaotic employment/resume market. The debut episode will feature fun Lincoln resume facts, but most importantly, the information you can use to craft a more compelling resume in 2022.
    Lincoln may have lived in the 1800s but core communication principles, which are really what a resume is, a communication tool, remain relevant today. So sign up for the seminar on June 2 at noon Eastern.
    June 2: Dissecting Lincoln’s Resume: What we can learn from it  (Register)


    Read more About the Lincoln Employment Series


    G/MA Nuggets

    1) If you know your Rush history, you will probably catch the butchered name of their lead singer, Geddy Lee, my apologies.  For the full video, see here. 
    2) The podcast references 38 Special and their video Back Where you Belong, which can be viewed here. 
    3) For a full listing of jobs we are recruiting for, see here

    • 8 min
    Opening new hospital spaces, and managing "The Because List"

    Opening new hospital spaces, and managing "The Because List"

    High Reliability, the podcast that focuses on the world of healthcare facilities management, welcomes Stephen Terrano.  Stephen is presently Director of Engineering at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Vassar Brothers is a member of the  Nuvance Health healthcare network. 

    If you are soon opening a new hospital, or if you are just interested in stories from a career spent in Engineering, listen to Steve. Most recently, in 2021, Vassar Brothers Medical Center completed a $550 million expansion which doubled the number of available rooms. New building openings, in this case, the opening of a new Patient Pavilion, are never smooth, and Steve and I spend a great deal of time in the podcast discussing the opportunities and challenges in opening a new building.

    Prior to joining Vassar Brothers, Steve was a Director Of Engineering And Operations at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. Steve has also owned his own MEP firm in New York City. He has worked for Carrier Corporation, Johnson Controls, and as an  Executive Vice President for Sodexo.   

    Topics in today's High Reliability include:
    Fatherly advice on joining healthcare to give back, and making mistakes  (3:30);Valuable insights on  working for yourself, working in contract services, and working as a direct hospital employee (13:00);Mission statements and core values (19:00)Lessons in opening up a new hospital building, including The Because List (24:00);Challenge the known and accept the unknown (32:00);The 90-Day Rule (44:00).As always, thank you for listening!

    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
    We have many job opportunities we are recruiting for, including two Vice President roles and three Director roles, and a Director of Planning, Design, and Construction. See here.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    News in 5 for April, Sounding the Alarm

    News in 5 for April, Sounding the Alarm

    High Reliability, the podcast that focuses on the world of healthcare facilities management, takes a look back at the month that was in healthcare facilities with The News in 5 for April 2022. This quick podcast sounds the alarm on the availability of experienced healthcare facilities management talent. Topics discussed include: 


    The Market: We discuss some disturbing employee trends;The Organization: We look at large organizations, and the challenge of work/life balance while working in healthcare;Career Best Practice: Leadership lessons from World War II and B-24 Bomber veteran (and Hollywood legend) Jimmy Stewart via the book “Mission, Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe.”
    G/MA Nuggets

    1) We have many job opportunities we are recruiting for, including two Vice President roles and four Director roles. See here.

    • 15 min
    A Career Journey: From the RI State Police to Hospital Director of Security

    A Career Journey: From the RI State Police to Hospital Director of Security

    High Reliability welcomes Scott Hemingway to the podcast. Scott has an interesting and unique career journey, he is presently the Director Of Security and Parking at Signature Healthcare, in Brockton, Massachusetts.  Prior to joining Brockton Hospital in 2019, Scott spent 10 years with LifeSpan, a RI-based healthcare system.  

    Scott has a completely different professional life prior to beginning his healthcare employment. In  2008, he retired as a Lieutenant after 23 years of service to the Rhode Island State Police. Scott also has military experience which includes being a Staff Sergeant with the Rhode Island National Guard, where he was assigned to the 243rd Regional Training Institute as a Certified Instructor. Areas of instruction included Military Police School, Nonlethal Weapons, and Modern Army Combatives.  

    Scott owns his own consulting firm,  The Hemingway Group, located in Warwick, RI. More information on The Hemingway Group can be found below. 

    In this episode, we discuss:


    A unique career path, from Military Police duty in the Philipines to delivering a baby with the RI State Police;Healthcare surprise: What Scott did not expect to find, but found, in his transition from law enforcement to healthcare  (18:00);Equipping staff to deal with combative patients and family members in a chaotic age of Covid (23:30);Hospital risk and security (35:00);The importance of Critical Thinking in today's workplace  (38:50);TJC emergency standards at the top of Scott's mind (56:30).
    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.

    About the Hemingway Group
    The Hemingway Group is a Security Consulting service that specializes in finding solutions to the multidimensional and asymmetrical security issues that continually plague all facets of Government, Businesses, Educational Institutions, and Healthcare Systems. THGLLC conducts Vulnerability/Risk Assessments, Threat Assessments, and Security Evaluations.

    Please find more information about the Hemingway Group here.

    New roles
    Gosselin/Martin Associates is working with Children's Wisconsin to fill their Vice President, CHW Campus & Support Service role, Bassett Healthcare Network to fill their Vice President, Non-Clinical Support Services, as well as Griffin Hospital in Connecticut, Holy Cross Hospital in Florida, and Everett Hospital in Massachusetts to fill their Director of Facilities Management roles.

    We are also forwarding interested candidates directly to the University of Vermont Medical Center for their open Plant Operator positions.

    See all jobs here. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    So You Want to Be...a System Director of EOC & Life Safety

    So You Want to Be...a System Director of EOC & Life Safety

    High Reliability welcomes Patrick Rhinehart to the podcast. Patrick is the System Director of Environment of Care & Life Safety at Northside Hospital in Georgia. The Northside System spans 25 counties with five acute-care hospitals, more than 580 outpatient facilities, 4,100 providers, and 25,500 employees.

    Episode 5 of "So, You Want to Be..."
    In this episode of High Reliability, we re-introduce So, You Want to Be..., a podcast episode dedicated to exploring the various roles available in healthcare facilities management. Patrick became our first Director of Environment of Care and Life Safety guest. He grew his career at Northside, becoming Sr. Project Engineering Coordinator, then Manager of Compliance, and presently the System Director of Environment of Care & Life Safety.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    Firefighting and landing on the healthcare career path;Expanding your knowledge base to do your job (13:00);Learning to enjoy teaching (24:30);Soft skill versus technical skill breakdown in the EOC/LS role (39:45);How do I become a System Director? (47:00).
    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.


    New roles
    Gosselin/Martin Associates is working with Children's Wisconsin to fill their Vice President, CHW Campus & Support Service role, and Griffin Hospital to fill their Director of Facilities role; see all jobs here. 

    We anticipate several new jobs to roll out within the next week or so on our site, including another Vice President opportunity. So please check back in for the latest. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Efoookm ,

Great review

Mr. Martin provides valuable information for the Healthcare FM. Good listen.

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AMAZING

so helpful

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