Posted on November 27, 2018
Irrespective of which accreditation body an organization chooses, it is mandatory for us as leaders to realize and articulate to our staff, the necessity to align their goals with ours – PATIENT SAFETY. In part three of this multiple part-series blog, Debby Renner, our longstanding “permanent” interim nursing executive relays first-hand account of what prevails when relegating policy and procedure creation, review, and revision to the nuisance category and being completely ignored until crises arise. Read why Debby believes it is imperative to demonstrate your commitment to patient safety by guiding nurses and other clinical staff on how to embrace accrediting bodies as well as policies and procedures to create a rich culture of patient safety.
Posted on November 21, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I, like most people, don’t like being told what to do. From about the age of 2, we all began to flex our independence as we learned to say no.
Posted on November 13, 2018
Personnel shortages have long been an issue in the community hospital market with surveys from ACHE and Deloitte confirming a continued escalation in 2017 and 2018 to date. In a recent webinar panel discussion, HealthTechS3’s “permanent” interim executive leaders confirm this talent crisis stretches across not only registered nurses and primary care providers, but also pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and X-ray technicians. View some of the tips from one of our valued Physician Practice Administrators on how best to counteract this Interim Healthcare Talent Sourcing crisis.
Posted on November 08, 2018
HTS3’s interim executive leaders collectively express professional satisfaction – often at its peak when they are beginning a new interim role — no matter the goals or objectives. In a webinar panel presentation on October 25, 2018 executives in finance, nursing and physician leadership roles highlight the valuable contributions they believe they offer across the spectrum of healthcare organizations.
Posted on November 01, 2018
With a few years’ experience, I considered myself to be a seasoned nurse leader, but I had not yet discovered Just Culture. In part two of this multiple part-series blog, Debby Renner, our longstanding “permanent” interim nursing executive provides first-hand account of what she wished she had known as a leader in the workplace.
Posted on October 16, 2018
In today’s tumultuous health care environment, changes in leadership can quickly cause destabilization among nurses if not handled properly. Diane Bradley, Regional Chief Clinical Officer with HealthTechS3 for the last eight years and now currently working in an Interim CEO position at a Critical Access Hospital in middle Georgia, shares her wisdom to ensuring a smooth nurse leadership transition in times of change
Posted on October 03, 2018
Robert Thorn, strategist and accomplished leader, shares his article on Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospitals and Clinics: A 10-Point Primer. Telehealth can be a valued resource for a rural community, often bridging distances and improving access between patients and providers. As technology advancements now offer a variety of options for people to consider, it is best for rural hospitals and clinics to identify where and how telehealth technology solutions can provide their greatest benefits. The following points are offered to help organizations navigate entry into this exciting and dynamic arena.
Posted on September 20, 2018
Inherently I am a rule follower. This is sometimes not appreciated or well understood by my peers, organizational leaders or subordinates. Early in my career as a nurse leader, I failed to realize that the majority of nurses I was assigned to lead were not rule followers. It was a shocking realization!
Posted on September 10, 2018
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela. If there is one thing I have learned as a CEO of a small company, it is that there will be many bumps in the road – often unexpected and sometimes business critical.
Posted on September 27, 2018
Blind spots are those things that we “should” be able to see, but for some reason we are blocked from seeing them. Blind spots cause us to make bad decisions and sometimes blind spots can be deadly.
While I’m not a surgeon, I’ve spent enough time working in hospitals to know that, for each patient, it doesn’t matter how many successful surgeries you have performed – it matters that you perform a successful surgery for them. If you miss something because you were over-confident or you just couldn’t see it, the results could be fatal.