50 episodes

Being in healthcare is tough from the onset of the pandemic to the constant pressures of reducing expenses without sacrificing both patients and employees' health. As a healthcare leader, it's about so much more than a bottom line. It's all about people from your staff to the patients; their well being seemingly falls on your shoulders.

On this show, we go behind the science of healthcare, examining the ways facilities are run from the people to the processes with one goal in mind: humans first.

Each episode will cover an in-depth top of mind topic, keeping you informed while giving you access to the top minds in healthcare. There's nothing we won't cover from the shift happening with patient care to environmental stewardship, Outside the Patient's Door is where influential healthcare leaders come to connect, learn, and improve.

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Being in healthcare is tough from the onset of the pandemic to the constant pressures of reducing expenses without sacrificing both patients and employees' health. As a healthcare leader, it's about so much more than a bottom line. It's all about people from your staff to the patients; their well being seemingly falls on your shoulders.

On this show, we go behind the science of healthcare, examining the ways facilities are run from the people to the processes with one goal in mind: humans first.

Each episode will cover an in-depth top of mind topic, keeping you informed while giving you access to the top minds in healthcare. There's nothing we won't cover from the shift happening with patient care to environmental stewardship, Outside the Patient's Door is where influential healthcare leaders come to connect, learn, and improve.

    Top Takeaways from Season 4: Incorporating Positivity and Improving Performance

    Top Takeaways from Season 4: Incorporating Positivity and Improving Performance

    In this season of Outside the Patient’s Door, our guests shared how they’re tackling the ever-changing healthcare demands. The season was full of great ideas, stories, and advice, so before we close this chapter, we want to reflect on our guests' wisdom.
    We’ll revisit three key themes that emerged throughout the season: serving the community, incorporating positivity, and improving performance.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about:
    [00:45] Creatively partnering with your community with Helen Johnson, President of Sparrow Eaton Hospital [02:00] Sustaining your team’s engagement by focusing on the community with Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health [02:50] Building a community of trust and empathy with Cleveland Francis, Diversity Advisor at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute [03:50] Caring for your community’s mental health with Patty Hillis-Clark, Executive Director at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health [04:40] Incorporating positivity into your day-to-day with Jennifer Krippner, Chief Experience Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence [05:45] How positivity boosts productivity with Jordan Voigt, President of Genesis Medical Center - Davenport [06:35] Centralizing care with David Rahija, President of Northshore University HealthSystem [07:35] Fostering a psychologically safe environment with Kyle Kellum, CEO of Cherry County Hospital [08:45] Taking a data-driven approach to performance with Mark Boucot, President & CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital

    • 10 min
    Music, Medicine, and Multicultural Care with Dr. Cleveland Francis

    Music, Medicine, and Multicultural Care with Dr. Cleveland Francis

    From cardiologist to professional musician to DEI advocate, Dr. Cleveland Francis’ experience runs the gamut.
    Throughout his career, he’s experienced the highs and lows of both the music industry and the medical field.
    In this episode, he shares his story of running a successful multicultural cardiology practice for over four decades – with a quick stint as a professional musician.
    Dr. Francis sheds light on the importance of patient personalization, combating racism and bias in healthcare, and the power of building trust and empathy with patients. He also discusses his own struggles and how a record contract saved him from the stress of medicine.
    Press play to hear Dr. Francis’ insights and learn how Inova Health System is leading the way in addressing social and racial issues in healthcare.
    On this episode, you’ll hear:
    [00:30] Introducing Dr. Cleveland Francis, Diversity Advisor at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute [03:30] Opening a multicultural practice [04:30] Pursuing music and the importance of hobbies [08:00] Promoting DEI and addressing racism in healthcare [11:30] Addressing vaccine hesitancy [13:10] Engaging the community to increase minority representation

    • 15 min
    Enhancing Patient Care: Valuable Insights and Lessons from COVID-19

    Enhancing Patient Care: Valuable Insights and Lessons from COVID-19

    Good healthcare is all about caring for people holistically. It involves connecting with patients and engaging their support systems to optimize both physical and emotional outcomes.
    In this conversation, Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health, shares the importance of relationships in all areas of healthcare – between patients and providers, patients and their loved ones, and between fellow team members.
    Neil also unpacks the lessons he learned from the pandemic, shares what factors influence employee engagement, and discusses the role of technology in healthcare.
    On this episode, you’ll hear:
    [00:30] Introducing Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health [02:30] How the pandemic shifted community needs [05:30] The role of telehealth and AI in the post-pandemic world [07:00] Lasting changes from the pandemic [11:00] Leading with transparency [14:15] Increasing employee engagement [18:00] Providing relationship-centered care

    • 18 min
    Creating a Culture of Safety with Mark Boucot

    Creating a Culture of Safety with Mark Boucot

    Establishing a clear mission for your staff is key to providing safe patient care.
    When your team knows what they need to accomplish and feels empowered to do so, high quality care will naturally follow.
    In this conversation, Mark Boucot, President and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital, shares how he’s hardwired safety into his team’s operations. Under his leadership, they’ve become a Top 20 Hospital as recognized by the National Rural Health Association.
    As you listen, you’ll learn how to create a culture of safety for both staff and patients by implementing programs like peer support, frontline staff councils, and employee recognition.
    On this episode, you’ll hear:
    [00:30] Introducing Mark Boucot, President and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital [02:30] Adopting Lean Six Sigma performance improvement models [05:30] Embracing a mindset of safety [10:00] Empowering employees to improve patient outcomes [14:30] Protecting staff from violence [18:30] Achieving top safety metrics and low readmission rates

    • 26 min
    Promoting Resilience in Children and Adolescents with Pattie Hillis-Clark

    Promoting Resilience in Children and Adolescents with Pattie Hillis-Clark

    The pandemic highlighted the importance of mental health, especially in children and adolescents. Many wrestled with anxiety and depression during lockdowns, and the struggle continued even after we returned to a sense of normalcy.
    In this conversation, Pattie Hillis-Clark, Executive Director at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, discusses how the pandemic affected the mental health of young people and what healthcare leaders can do to equip patients and families to achieve positive outcomes.
    She shares the challenges in the mental healthcare system, the unique stressors facing children today, and the importance of involving families in mental health.
    On this episode, you’ll hear:
    [01:00] Introducing Pattie Hillis-Clark, Executive Director at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health [04:45] How the pandemic affected the mental health of children [08:30] The impact of information overload on mental health [10:00] Evidence-based practices for achieving positive outcomes [14:30] Investing in employee development [16:45] Understanding mental health vs. mental illness

    • 17 min
    Leading the Future of Healthcare: Insights from Influential Leaders

    Leading the Future of Healthcare: Insights from Influential Leaders

    In this season of Outside the Patient’s Door, we’re exploring innovative solutions to challenges healthcare leaders are facing today. We’ve touched on a variety of topics so far, from the importance of psychological safety to engaging your community.
    We’ve been lucky to sit down with top healthcare leaders who have graciously shared their insights with us. In addition to the conversations you’ve been hearing, we also asked our guests to share the most important thing leaders can tackle for their organizations and the future of healthcare. In this episode, we’re sharing their answers.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about:
    [01:00] Leading by example with Helen Johnson, President of Sparrow Eaton Hospital [01:30] Investing in your staff with Jennifer Krippner, Chief Experience Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence [02:00] Taking a service line focused approach with David Rahija, President of Northshore Skokie Hospital [02:30] Two action items for all healthcare leaders with Kyle Kellum, CEO of Cherry County Hospital [03:30] Transitioning to value-based care with Jordan Voigt, President of Genesis Medical Center - Davenport [04:20] Mental health in leadership with Patty Hillis-Clark, Executive Director at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health [05:10] Effectively managing medical records with Mark Boucot, President & CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital [05:55] Balancing expenses and high quality care with Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health [06:50] Caring for patients on a personal level with Cleveland Francis, Diversity Advisor at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

    • 7 min

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