It can be hard to decide the next step to advance your career in healthcare. Join Dr. Anthony Stanowski, President & CEO, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, otherwise known as CAHME, and long-time mentor in the field, as he interviews guests about the challenges and successes that shaped them into the leaders they are today. Whether you want to continue your education, make a change in your career, or learn what it takes to lead, this is the podcast for you.
Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare – the Journey of a Lifetime
Joining Anthony on this episode is Fred Hobby, former President and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. Fred has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership in hospital operations and administration. Fred’s career includes service across three states and six hospital systems. Fred led the Institute into its second decade of service, developing tools and resources to promote, enhance and implement diversity efforts in our nation’s hospitals. Currently Fred serves as the Chief Diversity Strategist at CulturaLink.
In this session Fred discusses his history in civil rights, including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, being a healthcare executive at Humana and with Greenville Hospital System (SC) and his passion to make a difference in healthcare. Fred goes on to discuss the importance for young people from underrepresented populations to be in healthcare management and how our hospital systems can better support them.
How Population Health Management Programs Create Disruptive Innovators
Joining Anthony on today’s podcast is Jenni Gudapati, MBA, RN, the Program Director for Value-Based Healthcare at Boise State University's College of Health Sciences. Jenni brings a wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare leadership, with a particular focus on creating innovative and efficient healthcare delivery to enhance patient outcomes.
In this session, Jenni shares her inspiring healthcare journey and how her passion for improving patient outcomes led her to a career in population health management. She highlights her impetus to collaborate with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) to design a population health management program, recognized this year as a recipient of the CAHME/George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education award.
Jenni goes on to explain the similarities and differences between healthcare, quality and safety, and population health management programs, offering valuable insights. Moreover, she provides real-life examples of the diverse career paths pursued by students who have successfully completed the program.
Job Crafting: How to Align Your Career With Your Personal Mission
In this session we welcome Katherine A. Meese, Ph.D, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Director of Wellness Research in the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness and Director for the Center for Healthcare Management and Leadership. Dr. Meese has several years of industry experience spanning in positions across the globe,, including management within a large academic medical center. She has co-authored two textbooks for organizational behavior in healthcare that are used in healthcare management programs across the country, as well as numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.
In this episode Katherine discusses the concept of job crafting - a process of adjusting your position, whether it is micro, or macro adjustments, to align your personal values and goals with the needs of an organization. She shares her personal experience with self-reflection, work life integration, and how to select the right organization – from the time of researching goals and missions to analyzing the interview process to ensure you are selecting the best position for YOU. If you are apprehensive in your current field, or position, Katherine provides insight on how you can find meaning working in healthcare and truly love what you are doing.
How Covid Crashed the System: What This Means for Healthcare Management Education
On this episode of Master Your Healthcare career joining Anthony Stanowski is Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean Emeritus and Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health. Dr. Nash, a board-certified internist, repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Influential People in Healthcare, is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality of care improvements.
In this session, Dr. Nash discusses his book, “How Covid Crashed the System: A Guide to Fixing American Health Care”, and his personal experiences that motivated him to write it. Dr. Nash discusses how he, and his co-author, Charles Wolforth, aimed to create a written record of their experiences during the pandemic and stimulate conversation about the future of the healthcare system.
Stephanie Mercado on Improving Healthcare Quality and Safety Programs and Workforce
On this episode of Master Your Healthcare Career, joining Anthony is Stephanie Mercado, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. NAHQ not only advances student careers, but they help advance entire organizations. Stephanie brings more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience and is committed to educating leaders on the impact that a coordinated, competent workforce can make in advancing healthcare.
In this session, Stephanie breaks down findings from NAHQ’s Healthcare Quality and Safety Workforce Report which focuses on the right competencies to invest in and she will talk to us about opportunities for early careerists who are interested in the growing field of healthcare quality and safety.
Why You Should Consider a Fellowship in Healthcare
On today’s episode of Master Your Healthcare Career, we welcome Ethan Kannel, Director of Operations of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at Penn Medicine.
We welcome back Ethan, who completed an internship at CAHME in 2020. After completing his MBA, Ethan was selected for a two-year Administrative Fellowship at Penn Medicine. He was hired on at Penn Medicine, as the Director of Operations for the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, a 900,000 square foot, $302 million dollar facility that sees approximately 820,000 patients per year.
On today’s session, Dr. Stanowski and Ethan discuss the importance of fellowships and the valuable experiences they provide to students heading into the healthcare field. Ethan discusses what helped him find a fellowship, what to do during the fellowship to secure a post-fellow role, and the qualities that he and Penn Medicine look for when interviewing potential candidates for a fellowship.
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