SoundPractice

SoundPractice header image 1

The Time is NOW for Women in Healthcare Leadership

Cheryl Toth interviews Dr. Patricia A. Gabow, former CEO of Denver Health and author of the new book, TIME'S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders:  A Guide for the Journey.  Covering topics such as pay and gender equality, leveling the playing field, societal barriers, bias and sexual harassment in an organization’s culture that doesn’t welcome women in leadership roles – this inspiring SoundPractice episode focuses on the lessons learned by Dr. Gabow, and is accompanied by her treasure trove of suggestions for creating a path to leadership.  

Hear Gabow’s philosophy of the benefit of having mentors and sponsors in an organization, the necessary alignment of strengths, values, and skills to achieve personal fulfillment as well as business success, and how women can, “Lead from where you are” to craft a personal path to leadership.  

Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP, is formerly the CEO of Denver Health and Professor Emerita University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

patriciagabow@gmail.com

Order your print copy here:  https://www.routledge.com/TIMES-NOW-for-Women-Healthcare-Leaders-A-Guide-for-the-Journey/Gabow/p/book/9781138365582

Order your eBook copy here:  https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429430671

 

2020 Leadership: How to Stay Focused in the Midst of Chaos

2020 is a challenging year for healthcare leaders. How do you continue to achieve strategic goals when a pandemic turns clinical operations upside down and rocks your financial foundation? Where do new initiatives fit in? And how do you inspire your team to keep going? Hear how Alan Kaplan, MD, CEO of UW Health has led his team through COVID-19 challenges, and how he’s planning for the future. Dr. Kaplan shares pragmatic wisdom about how to achieve strategic goals and maintain initiatives that serve the community, while simultaneously dealing with the realities of a pandemic.

Alan Kaplan’s Physician Leadership Journal article series, “Climbing the Ladder to CEO”
Dr. Kaplan’s PLJ series

 

Physician Burnout and the Federation of State Medical Boards

These times of pandemic have exacerbated the long-standing problem of physician burnout.  On this episode of SoundPractice we will speak with Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, FRCP, MACOI, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards.  In addition to physician burnout, Dr. Chaudhry discusses continuing medical education, the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact, and highlights of the 2021 agenda for the FSMB.  Dr. Chaudhry’s practical information and presentation style make this a standout episode of SoundPractice.

Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MACP, MACOI

President and CEO

hchaudhry@fsmb.org

https://www.fsmb.org/siteassets/advocacy/publications/fsmb-current-annual-report.pdf

 

An Insider’s Perspective on End-of-Life and Palliative Care with Jennifer O’Brien

Jennifer O’Brien has spent her career working in healthcare and managing medical practices.  Life took an unexpected turn when her husband, a palliative care physician, was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  She documented her journey through art and ultimately via a book, “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.”  Jennifer O’Brien’s unique perspective on healthcare, end-of-life experiences, and caregiving frame this episode of SoundPractice.  Whether a patient, a cousin’s spouse, a co-worker, we all know someone carrying for a terminally ill relative.  Jennifer O’Brien offers sage advice to those caregivers and she also provides guidance for physician leaders on how they can be examples in the community.   Join us for this important episode of SoundPractice.

 

Jennifer O’Brien may be reached at: https://www.hospicedrswidow.com/contact

https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/the-hospice-doctors-widow-a-journal

The following persons/organizations were referenced by Ms. O’Brien in the interview:

Rebel Health's Archangels: rebelhealth.us

Jessica Zitter, MD wrote Extreme Measures: jessicazitter.com

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: nhpco.org

 

Crisis Management for Physician Leaders: Prepare, Execute, Thrive

Whether it’s a natural disaster, a data breach, the loss of a key physician, or COVID-19, a crisis presents an unsettling circumstance to any leader. Crisis management is a “evergreen” topic for physician leaders. Always preparing for (and learning from) a crisis presents an opportunity for leaders to thrive. Successful physician leaders prepare their teams, put communications in place, and shore up their systems to manage the situation at hand.

In this SoundPractice episode, we talk with Max Reibolt, CPA, president and CEO of The Coker Group, about the characteristics, communication skills, and organizational support leaders need during a crisis. Max shares examples from his many decades of healthcare leadership and consulting.

www.cokergroup.com

 

Toxic Behaviors in Colleagues and Bosses: Strategies for Civility in the Workplace

You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or colleagues who quit a job because of a toxic person - someone who belittles, humiliates, shames, or bullies others. Maybe you’ve even left a job because of such a person. Toxic employees not only take a toll on their coworkers’ emotional psyches but the financial outcomes of their organizations as well. 

In this SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth digs into the issue of handling toxic team members and bosses with Mitchell Kusy, PhD., the author of Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore. Kusy is a professor in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University and an international consultant to leadership. He presents research, evidence-based tactics, and concrete examples of how to restore workplace civility and increase financial performance after toxic employees leave an organization. Dr. Kusy’s latest article will appear in the Sep/Oct issue of Physician Leadership Journal; link below.

mitchellkusy@gmail.com
www.mitchellkusy.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mitch-kusy/

“Six Intentional Ways to Build Teams of Everyday Civility (and Proactively Erode Toxic Behaviors)” Physician Leadership Journal

Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore

 

Sharing Your Expertise:  Manuscript Submission to the Physician Leadership Journal (PLJ)

In this timely SoundPractice podcast interview, Mike Sacopulos interviews Nancy Collins, VP at the American Association for Physician Leadership about their flagship publication, the Physician Leadership Journal.  They discuss the editorial mission of the PLJ, the mechanics of submitting an article, how the peer-review process works, and how the collaborative process with the PLJ editorial team is helping to build the next era of physician leader scholars.

PLJ article topics are these:  Careers, Communication, Finance, Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare Professionals, Health Law and Policy, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Patient Care and Quality, Technology.

Bonus!  Listen to the end for the inside scoop on what reviewers look for in a quality manuscript, and pitfalls to avoid in paper submissions to any medical journal.

Contact Information at editor@physicianleaders.org

Submission Guidelines and Policies for the PLJ:  https://www.physicianleaders.org/news/author-submission-guidelines-for-the-physician-leadership-journal

Society for Scholarly Publishing – Useful information on journal publishing

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/07/25/cabells-new-predatory-journal-blacklist-review/

Review a sample issue of the Physician Leadership Journal

 

Cloves of Garlic, Silver Spikes, and Other Ways Physicians Can Avoid Lawsuits

Richard C. Boothman is an expert attorney specializing in the area of professional liability and litigation avoidance.  His work on behalf of physicians and health systems has been nationally recognized.  He has testified before the United States Senate on dispute resolution models and his work on the “Michigan Model” has influenced how many health systems handle professional liability claims.  Join Mike Sacopulos and Rick Boothman for a deep dive into the principles of the “Michigan Model,” methods of reasoned and humane methods of handling medical malpractice, and a glimpse into legal and privacy issues surrounding the use of telehealth.

Richard C. Boothman
Boothman Consulting Group, LLC

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Dept of Surgery

Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy

boothman@umich.edu

 

Something Bigger Than You: Board Governance

BoardSource is a leader in assisting nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions via smart, effective governance.  In this episode we will be speaking with Jenifer Holland, Associate Vice President of BoardSource.  Jenifer will guide us through the fundamentals of board member selection, initiation, and duties.  From these sound fundamentals and organization will be able to meet it’s mission and thrive.  Join Mike Sacopulos and Cheryl Toth to hear a practical episode on skills every physician leader needs.

Jenifer Holland, Jenifer.Holland@BoardSource.org
https://boardsource.org

 

The Healing Power of Art, Music, and Surrounding Spaces

What is the impact of art and music on patient experience and staff well-being? Can a view of nature improve the healing process? Which types of noise stressors have been shown to cause fatigue in ICU nurses? This SoundPractice podcast episode offers answers to questions like these and covers many other aspects of how the spaces that surround us can help or hinder health and wellness. Our guests are Esther Sternberg, MD, of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and Lauren Rabb, Curator of Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program.

 

Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program (including the portfolio of its art collection)

Books by Esther Sternberg, MD: Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science of Connecting Health and EmotionsInformation about Visual Thinking Strategies

Lauren Rabb, Curator, Healing Art Program at Tucson Medical Center: laurenwrabb@gmail.com

​Esther Sternberg, MD, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, esternberg@email.arizona.edu 

Can Art Help Heal? Video of Dr. Esther Sternberg presentation

University of Arizona’s Institute on Place, Wellbeing, and Performance and Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine