Posted December 11, 2017
As organizations mature in goal setting, they struggle with keeping leaders engaged with writing effective goals. Recently, the Leadership Development Team of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) in Boone, NC, made goal-setting engaging, effective and fun during their quarterly training.
Posted November 10, 2017
Let's face it. We're all human. Every leader has made mistakes - even the most engaging and inspiring ones. For good leaders who want to be great, the important thing is to never stop learning and improving.
Posted November 03, 2017
Before diving into any new initiative, it is important to ensure your employees and leaders are aligned in their perceptions of what the organization does and doesn’t do well. This means before treating, you should begin with a thorough diagnosis.
Posted October 30, 2017
The healthcare industry is constantly changing, and to respond effectively, organizations must innovate. Debbie Landers, Studer Group's senior leader for innovation, suggests two tips to help leaders struggling to make this important competency stick.
Posted October 13, 2017
The concept of patient engagement is easy to understand, and the need for it is clear. In a nutshell, if patients are involved in their care, we can improve clinical outcomes and a plethora of other metrics. How do we engage people who are not at their best? The first step is to ask these simple questions: Am I doing things for you? Or am I doing things with you?
Posted September 22, 2017
Altru Health System in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has created an entire program around healing therapies. Central to the program is the belief that rest and relaxation are an integral part of the healing process. And while the variety of services they provide range from music therapy to pet therapy to healing touch – perhaps none is more visible than their spa treatment program.
Posted September 15, 2017
Take a moment to think about which colleagues you would choose to be on your personal board of directors.
Posted August 10, 2017
One of the most effective ways to engage nurses is to consistently round on them. By standardizing this behavior, you build strong relationships with your nurses in a way that no other practice can replicate. But to really make this tactic effective, it is important to hardwire four primary behaviors.
Posted August 09, 2017
The bottom line – when we proactively address patient anxiety related to duration in the ED, we have fewer angry patients and more patients who are better able to focus on following our instructions and healing. And this, of course, leads to better outcomes.
Posted August 08, 2017
It is vitally important that we listen to our patients. Not only does it decrease anxiety, but it also increases compliance and improves clinical outcomes.