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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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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Advice for Nurse Leaders from a Former CNO

Posted September 08, 2017

Davy Crockett, Studer Group coach leader, outlines his top ten tips for new nurse leaders.

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Creating a Solid Foundation for Community Health Centers

Posted August 03, 2017

State and Federal funding cuts can mean the difference in Community Health Centers staying open or closing their doors for good. Learn the five steps CHCs can take to create a solid foundation and overcome funding challenges to achieve sustainable quality outcomes and exceptional patient experiences.

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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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How Do I Answer That? A Guide to Answering Tough Questions

Posted May 30, 2017

Answering tough questions from your team is a fundamental skill for all leaders. Learn four steps to guide your responses so you are communicating effectively.

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Self-Care Should be a Priority for Nurses: Q&A with a Nurse Leader

Posted March 24, 2017

A Studer Group coach and registered nurse discusses the importance of making self-care a priority for nurses.

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Discovering the Principles that Bring Diverse Ideas Together to Drive Healthcare Improvement

Posted January 27, 2017

Conference host Dan Collard, managing director, Huron, asked the audience at What's Right in Health Care® 2016 to think about "connecting the dots" as they worked their way through the rich conference agenda. This seventh and final installment in our series on What's Right in Health Care considers some of the core principles that link together the diverse and often highly complex ideas presented and discussed. It builds on Part 6, our previous installment, which examined the "why" that underlies all that we do in healthcare.    

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Mission, Vision and Values - Connecting to the "Why" of Healthcare

Posted January 24, 2017

Part 6 of our 7-part series on What's Right in Health Care® 2016 focuses on the "why" of healthcare. A key ingredient in the success of high-performing organizations is the ability to define, articulate, communicate and constantly return to the "why" - an expression of core purpose that's written into the organization's mission, vision, and values, and becomes the starting point for cultural transformation.

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