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COACHING MINUTE: Conveying Compassion through Spa Services for Patients

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.

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COACHING MINUTE: Who’s on Your Personal Board of Directors?

Posted September 15, 2017

Take a moment to think about which colleagues you would choose to be on your personal board of directors.

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The Joint Commission and Studer Group: Partners in Cultural Transformation

Posted September 01, 2017

Inspiring organizations to be highly reliable and commit to zero harm is the goal of The Joint Commission - but their customers did not always see it that way. Recognizing their reputation could be a barrier to their mission, The Joint Commission changed its approach so customers would be open to their feedback, education and best practices.

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Q&A with High Reliability Expert Dave Marshall: Goal-Setting and How to Ensure HRO Success

Posted August 30, 2017

In this follow-up to Studer Group’s June 2017 webinar, High Reliability in Healthcare: Creating the Culture and Mindset for Patient Safety, Huron high reliability expert Dave Marshall goes deeper with insights, tips and recommendations on how to lean into the HRO journey.

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Engaging the Workforce: Best Practices from JPS Health Network

Posted August 10, 2017

Since taking over as president and CEO of JPS Health Network in 2009, Robert Earley has focused on three simple rules: Own it. Seek Joy. Don't be a jerk. The result? A cultural transformation in which employee engagement has increased to the 91st percentile and patient satisfaction has improved from the 3rd to the 78th percentile.

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Mission-Driven Leaders Build Relationships

Posted August 10, 2017

Healthcare leaders that excel at engaging stakeholders understand that extraordinary relationships lie at the very heart of engagement. After all, trust lies at the very foundation of any relationship. It is important that leaders be intentional about nurturing it.

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Engagement is About What Happens When Nobody’s Watching

Posted August 10, 2017

More than 300 healthcare executives gathered at The Engagement Conference in February 2017 to learn about “the E-Factor” -- how to get engagement, how to sustain it, and how to use it to deliver better clinical outcomes for patients.

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COACHING MINUTE: Engage Nurses with Effective Rounding

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.

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Mind the (Generation) Gap: How Stereotyping Hinders Engagement

Posted July 18, 2017

Stop singling out “millennials” if you want to truly engage your employees. Learn what you can do engage every demographic within your workforce.

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Celebrating What’s RIGHT in Healthcare

Posted June 08, 2017

What's Right in Health Care® is Studer Group's annual conference on leading practices. The spotlight is on high-performing healthcare organizations that are making major clinical and operational improvements, and sustaining these results over time. Get a glimpse of what happened at the 2016 event and get ready for the next event to be held in August 2017.

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