Monday, March 15, 2021

COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources

This podcast is a recording of a live panel held jointly sponsored by the sponsors of this podcast, the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire and the Northern New England Healthcare Executives, the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The panel was titled, COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources. I had the opportunity to moderate, and our panel featured Eileen Keefe, Chief Nursing Officer, Parkland Medical Center, Derry, New Hampshire, Carol Majewski, Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Experience for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and Colonel Kim Aiello, Commander, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

The video of the panel is available at the YouTube link below and includes the slides and visuals referred to in the audio-only version. 

Links to the Podcast


Links to Topics Discussed

Parkland Medical Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

44th Medical Brigade

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, PhD, Long-Term Care Educator and Author


Today’s guest is Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld. Mary Helen is an associate professor at Towson University in the Department of Health Sciences. Mary Helen is the author of one of the leading textbooks in the field of long-term care, Dimensions of Long-Term Care: An Introduction, and is a recognized leader in long-term care education nationally. 

In this podcast I talk with Mary Helen about her journey from an early interest in political science and international affairs to discovering the nascent field of health economics in the 80’s, and her transition to an interest in long-term care as a result of having to care for both her father and father-in-law when they suffered from debilitating terminal illnesses. Mary Helen makes a passionate case for long-term care, pointing out the economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as young people looking for a meaningful and well compensated career. 

I hope you enjoy listening to Mary Helen’s story, and if you find it valuable, won’t you leave us feedback on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you may be accessing this recording. It helps other people discover us. Thanks for listening, and here is Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld.


Links to the Podcast: 

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/healthleaderforge/episodes/Mary-Helen-McSweeney--Long-Term-Care-Educator-and-Author-ep19ti  

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/healthleaderforge/mary-helen-mcscweeney-feld-long-term-care-teacher-and-author

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-lKQG9eEvLQ 


Links Discussed:

Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Towson Homepage

Dimensions of Long-Term Care Management: An Introduction (2nd ed.)




Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Steve Ahnen, President & CEO, New Hampshire Hospital Association


Today’s guest is Steve Ahnen, the President and CEO of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. The New Hampshire Hospital Association is an independent, non-profit association representing the interests of the hospitals in the state of New Hampshire.

Steve joined the New Hampshire Hospital Association in 2008 after spending sixteen years in progressive leadership roles with the American Hospital Association in Washington, DC.

In this podcast we talk about the role of both the American Hospital Association and the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and what it is like to work as an industry advocate at the national and state levels.  

Links to the Podcast


Links to Topics Discussed

New Hampshire Hospital Association

American Hospital Association

Related podcasts: 

Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg, Executive Vice President, NH Hospital Association 

Dr. Kenneth P. Anderson, D.O., M.S., CPE, Chief Operating Officer for the Health Research & Educational Trust


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Chris Sloan, COO, Capital Medical Center

 


Today’s guest is Chris Sloan, the Chief Operating Officer of Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Washington. Capital Medical Center is a 107-bed hospital with about 600 employees. It is part of LifePoint Health, a for-profit hospital system headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Chris joined Capital Medical Center after retiring from the Army Medical Service Corps in September of 2019, with 23 years of service as a military medical logistician and hospital administrator. During his service he deployed to Kosovo and Iraq, and ended his career as the Chief Operating Officer for Madigan Army Medical Center, one of the Army’s largest hospitals.

In this podcast we talk about Chris’s military career, transition to leadership in the civilian sector, his leadership philosophy, and, since this interview was originally recorded in October of 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Links to the Podcast: 

Anchor:  

Soundcloud: 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Celebrating Veterans Day - current and former Military Health System guests


Happy Veterans Day to all!

I hope you enjoy your day. As you reflect on the sacrifices made by our fellow citizens who have served our country, I would invite you to listen to any of the interviews I have done with former or current leaders of our Military Health System:

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Art Mathisen, President, Memorial Hospital, retired Army Medical Service Corps officer https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2020/09/arthur-mathisen-president-memorial.html 

Lieutenant Colonel Jared McGee, Commander of the 11th Field Hospital, deployed to Javits with his hospital in support of NYC corona virus response https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2020/06/ltc-jarrod-mcgee-commander-11th-field.html  

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Mark Mellott, Senior Director, Cerner Corporation, retired Army Medical Service Corps officer https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2020/03/mark-mellott-senior-director-cerner.html  

Lieutenant Colonel Amy Thompson, MD, Division Surgeon, 101st Air Assault Division https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2020/01/ltc-amy-thompson-division-surgeon-101st.html  

Colonel Jean M. Barido, Commander, Public Health Command - Central https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2018/02/colonel-jean-m-barido-commander-public.html

Major General Thomas R. Tempel, Jr., Commanding General of the U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Central, and Chief of the Army Dental Corps https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2017/06/major-general-thomas-r-tempel-jr.html

Brigadier General Jeffrey J. Johnson, Commander, Brooke Army Medical Center https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2017/03/brigadier-general-jeffrey-j-johnson.html

Brigadier General R. Scott Dingle, MEDCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (now the Army Surgeon General) https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2016/07/brigadier-general-r-scott-dingle-medcom.html 

Major General Jimmie O. Keenan, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Medical Command, and Chief of the Army Nurse Corps https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2015/07/major-general-jimmie-o-keenan-deputy.html

Colonel David Bitterman, Chief of Staff, Southern Regional Medical Command https://healthleaderforge.blogspot.com/2015/04/colonel-david-bitterman-chief-of-staff.html

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Learned the Hard Way: A Model of Executive Leadership Competencies

 

Earlier this fall, I was able to publish a paper with my colleagues Chris Mayhugh and Mark Mellott, based on the Health Leader Forge podcast interviews. The paper is called Learned the Hard Way: A Model of Executive Leadership Competencies. Using qualitative research methods, we analyzed the interviews and focused especially, though not exclusively, on answers executives gave to one of my favorite questions, what is a leadership lesson you learned the hard way? The paper was originally presented at the 2019 American College of Healthcare Executives annual congress. I recorded the presentation live, so the sound quality isn’t studio, but I think it still sounds pretty good. If you find the lecture interesting, I encourage you to check out the full paper here (free): https://globaljournals.org/GJMBR_Volume20/5-Learned-the-Hard-Way-A-Model.pdf  

The YouTube link below includes the slides used during the presentation. 

Links to the Podcast: 


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Arthur Mathisen, President, Memorial Hospital

 


Today’s guest is Art Mathisen, the President of Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire. Memorial Hospital is part of the MaineHealth system, the largest integrated healthcare system in Maine. Memorial Hospital is the only member hospital not located in Maine. Art had a first career in the US Army as a Medical Service Corps officer, and retired after twenty years as a lieutenant colonel. In this podcast we talk about his military career, his transition to civilian leadership, and his experiences with Bon Secours Health System in Virginia, his time as CEO of Copley Hospital in Vermont, and his leadership at Memorial Hospital, and what it is like leading a critical access hospital that is part of a larger healthcare system.

Links to the Podcast: 

Anchor:  

Soundcloud: