22 episodes

Welcome to The Healthcare Leadership Mindset – a podcast with an informal, laid-back, and fun approach to healthcare administration! Yolanda Gonzalez, former Mass General Administrative Fellow and current Administrative Director, offers an insider peek into a healthcare administration career. Each episode offers personal insights, practical tips and advice from leaders across the field that will help you grow the mindset and leadership skills needed to navigate a continuously changing healthcare environment.

The Healthcare Leadership Mindset Yolanda Gonzalez

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Welcome to The Healthcare Leadership Mindset – a podcast with an informal, laid-back, and fun approach to healthcare administration! Yolanda Gonzalez, former Mass General Administrative Fellow and current Administrative Director, offers an insider peek into a healthcare administration career. Each episode offers personal insights, practical tips and advice from leaders across the field that will help you grow the mindset and leadership skills needed to navigate a continuously changing healthcare environment.

    Leading Through Influence with Tony James, MPA

    Leading Through Influence with Tony James, MPA

    The ability to influence is an essential leadership skill. Learn how to build up your influence and leadership on this episode with Tony James. Tony currently serves as a Senior Vice President of Clinical Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Partnerships and Network Development at Mass General Brigham - located in Boston, Massachusetts. 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-james-773272/
     

    • 41 min
    Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness for Patients with O'Neil Britton, MD

    Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness for Patients with O'Neil Britton, MD

    Welcome to Season 2 of The Healthcare Leadership Mindset! In this episode, Yolanda is joined by Dr. O'Neil Britton to discuss how he is leading efforts to enhance efficency, effectiveness, and service to patients across Mass General Brigham, an integrated health care system in Boston, Massachusetts. Mass General Brigham was founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital—two of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. The system also includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health related services.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/o-neil-britton/
     

    • 57 min
    How to Facilitate Change & Fuel Innovation in Healthcare with Jonathan Modest, MBA, MPH

    How to Facilitate Change & Fuel Innovation in Healthcare with Jonathan Modest, MBA, MPH

    Are you someone who is excited about change? Or wants to learn more about the skillsets needed to oversee the day-to-day operations of a large clinical department?  Then you'll want to tune into today's episode with Jonathan Modest, Senior Administrative Director at Mass General Hospital.  In this episode, we'll discuss Jonathan's experience with change and operations management, how he's tackling some of healthcare's biggest challenges, and the most important lessons he's learned in his career.  Jonathan Modest is an Adjunct Professor at BUSPH with a focus on Lean and change management. As Senior Administrative Director of the MGH Department of Urology, Jonathan oversees all aspects of MGH Urology, including department finances, operations, growth and strategic development, research and education for a high-volume specialty department across multiple clinic sites. His role affords him the opportunity to interact with leadership, professionals and organizations across MGH and MGB to support hospital and system-wide projects that drive improvements in the MGH Department of Urology and beyond.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-r-modest-mba-mph-207ba110/
    Twitter: @jrmodest

    • 44 min
    Crisis Management, Communication, & Effective Decision-Making with Ann Prestipino, MPH

    Crisis Management, Communication, & Effective Decision-Making with Ann Prestipino, MPH

    Ever wondered what it was like to lead an organization through crisis events sucha as the Boston Marathon bombings or the COVID-19 surges? Then you'll want to tune in to today's episode with Ann Prestipino, Senior Vice President at Mass General Hospital.  In this episode, we'll discuss Ann's experience as an incident commander, her decision-making process, key communication tips and the skillsets that have allowed her to lead Mass General effectively through crisis events. 
    Ann has worked at Mass General for over 40 years and oversees many clinical and academic departments and centers. Ann earned her BA in 1978 from Brown University before going on to receive her MPH from the Yale School of Public Health in 1980.

    • 36 min
    Humbitious: The Powerful Combination of Humility and Ambition in Leadership with Amer Kaissi, PhD

    Humbitious: The Powerful Combination of Humility and Ambition in Leadership with Amer Kaissi, PhD

    In today’s episode, Dr. Amer Kaissi discusses his new book, Humbitious. In our conversation, he shares his extensive research that shows that the most effective, high-performing leaders combine deep, realistic humility with ambition and drive. Tune in to learn more about what you can do to acquire and build these traits.  
    Dr. Amer Kaissi is an award-winning Professor of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University, a Top-15 national program. He is the author of the book “Intangibles” which has won the 2019 Healthcare Book of the Year award. At Trinity, Dr. Kaissi teaches courses in Leadership, Professional Development and Public Speaking and is the Director of the Executive Program. His research interests include leadership and strategy. Dr. Kaissi is a national speaker with the Studer Group and a faculty member with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a certified Executive & Physician Coach.
    Learn more about Dr. Kaissi and his new book at: https://www.amerkaissi.com
    Connect with Dr. Kaissi on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amer-kaissi-ph-d-38258919/
     
     

    • 45 min
    A Career in Population Health and Project Management with Elizabeth Fonseca

    A Career in Population Health and Project Management with Elizabeth Fonseca

    Are you curious about a career in Population Health Management? Then you'll want to listen to today's episode with Elizabeth Fonseca, Program Director for Population Health Management at Mass General. In this capacity, she directs a portfolio of programs focused on redesigning care to increase value. Elizabeth leads a team of project managers and care navigators in implementing a suite of programs across the care continuum- spanning the primary care, specialty care, post-acute care, and home-based care settings- as well as the transitions in between those care settings.
    In our conversation, we discuss what led her into this career pathway, how she works with departmental leadership to implement visions that transform healthcare, the most important project management skills one should focus on and so much more. What I love about our conversation is that she drops so many tangible actions steps you can take and start applying now! 
    Elizabeth holds a Master of Science in Global Health and Population from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honors) from Boston College. In addition to health, Elizabeth has a keen interest in education. She is a certified teacher of English as a Foreign Language and serves as a tutor/mentor to students and young professionals in the greater Boston area.
    Key Takeaways:
    2:06 - Career background & the importance of volunteering
    5:40 - Pathway to becoming Program Director @ Mass General
    14:40 - How to know when a role isn’t the right fit for you
    18:05 - Defining population health management/ day in the life
    21:35- Implementing a vision
    24:50- The art of asking great questions
    27:51- Project management skill sets that are important and how to build them
    31:00 - Tailored Project management course created by Elizabeth
    35:25 - How to engage clinical leaders in population health management
    38:25- Projects that have made a large impact
    45:30 - Rapid fire and closing
    Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram and tag us (@thehealthcareleadershipmindset & @yolanda_gonzalez11) so we can thank you personally! 
    Connect with Elizabeth via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethcafierofonseca/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

dgcastelblanco ,

Thank you!

What inspiring and informative interviews! I stumbled upon this podcast when taking a leadership course and so grateful to Yolanda. Love to see Latinas represented and rockin’ it as a healthcare leader. Looking forward to upcoming episodes

alexclark8 ,

Excellent!

I’ve learned a lot from this podcast. Thank you Yolanda and guests for all the advice!! Many great takeaways to apply no matter where you are in your career.

castro.a 24 ,

Amazing podcast!!

Yolanda is a great interviewer and has excellent guests on each episode. I’ve loved tuning in - so much valuable insights in each episode. Thank you Yolanda!!

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