Episodes

S2 E12: Wrapping Up Season 2: Wisdom from Our Guests

August 4, 2022

S2 E12: Wrapping Up Season 2: Wisdom from Our Guests

In the second season of Outside the Patient’s Door, we talked with some of healthcare’s top leaders and explored innovative solutions to challenges they’re facing today. We touched on many topics, from goal-setting to strategies for taking care of your team. But in each episode, our guests shared how they’re tackling the ever-changing demands of healthcare. Each conversation was full of great ideas, stories, and advice, so we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the wisdom our guests shared with us, one clip at a time. Listen in as we share some of the most impactful insights.

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S2 E11: Building a Child-Centric Children’s Hospital with Todd Suntrapak and Mike Wood

July 28, 2022

S2 E11: Building a Child-Centric Children’s Hospital with Todd Suntrapak and Mike Wood

Healthcare requires a special type of intentionality that is unique from other industries. In this episode, we’re diving into a topic that arguably calls for even more attention: children’s healthcare. With us to share their perspectives is Todd Suntrapak, President and CEO of Valley Children’s Healthcare, and Mike Wood, VP of Planning, Design, and Construction at Medxcel. In this conversation, you’ll learn why we need to take a truly patient-centric approach to care and experience design. We’ll dive into practical steps for doing this at your organization and share subtle, yet critical, considerations you may have overlooked.

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S2 E10: Value-driven Leadership with Nick Marsico and Carla Shade

June 23, 2022

S2 E10: Value-driven Leadership with Nick Marsico and Carla Shade

Most companies carefully craft their core values, only to have them remain words on a page and nothing more. But when patients are your business, living out core values is critical to success. For Nick Marsico, CEO of Magruder Hospital, and Carla Shade, Area Vice President at Medxcel, living out those values not only gives patients a better experience, but also encourages compassion and empathy amongst team members. In our conversation, Nick and Carla break down the positive effects of leaders holding their team accountable to high standards, how to have difficult conversations, and ways to embed your core values into the daily work of your organization.

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S2 E9: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others with Tom Flanagan and Jennefer Pursifull

June 9, 2022

S2 E9: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others with Tom Flanagan and Jennefer Pursifull

When your job is to care for others, you can easily forget to care for yourself. After the past couple of years, healthcare workers have experienced profound mental health challenges. They’ve worked harder and witnessed more suffering than ever before. Tom Flanagan, CEO of the Center for Cognitive Disorders for the National HealthCare Corporation, and Jennefer Pursifull, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Medxcel, join us for this episode to discuss how to prioritize mental health for yourself and your team. In this conversation, you’ll learn how to recognize when your team needs help, and how to cope with stress in a healthy way.

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S2 E8: Partnering with Your Community with Pamela Dunley and Maureen Larkins

May 19, 2022

S2 E8: Partnering with Your Community with Pamela Dunley and Maureen Larkins

If we’ve learned anything over the past couple of years, it’s that we need community. Those who were isolated from their community during the pandemic felt the pain of its absence, and now that we’re able to reunite, we remember just how much community adds to our lives. Pamela Dunley, President and CEO of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, and Maureen Larkins, Vice President of Client Services at Medxcel, join us for this episode to discuss the important role hospitals play in our communities. In this conversation, you’ll learn the importance of building trust, how to reach vulnerable populations, and why hospitals need to be active in their communities in the first place.

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S2 E7: When Best Practices Don’t Apply with Matt Troup and Michael Burgett

April 21, 2022

S2 E7: When Best Practices Don’t Apply with Matt Troup and Michael Burgett

In the midst of any crisis, leadership can make all the difference. The COVID-19 pandemic presented healthcare leaders with challenges they had no plan for and forced them to completely reevaluate their approach. In this episode, experts Matt Troup, President and CEO of Conway Regional Health Systems, and Michael Burgett, Area Vice President of Medxcel, join to discuss how the pandemic affected their leadership. As you listen, you’ll learn the importance of going back to basics and why looking for unconventional solutions can have a massive impact on your organization, your patients, and your people.

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S2 E6: Leading with Compassion with Anthony Mazzarelli and Eric Waller

April 7, 2022

S2 E6: Leading with Compassion with Anthony Mazzarelli and Eric Waller

Compassion is a critical part of patient care–and in today’s conversation, you’ll learn that its ripple effect extends far beyond the patient experience. In this episode, Eric Waller, Vice President of Field Support Services at Medxcel, and Anthony Mazzarelli, CEO of Cooper University Healthcare discuss the effects of compassion in patient care. Eric shares incredible stories of compassion he’s seen first-hand in his role, and Anthony comes with a scientific approach to compassion and its effects on both patient and staff experiences.

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S2 E5: Effective Emergency Management Planning with Alan Vierling and Scott Cormier

March 24, 2022

S2 E5: Effective Emergency Management Planning with Alan Vierling and Scott Cormier

When dealing with an emergency situation, the greatest strength in an organization is a well-developed plan. To discuss best practices for developing emergency management plans are experts [Alan Vierling](https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-vierling-dnp-rn-cenp-83aa45b/), the President of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, and [Scott Cormier](https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-cormier-3b98b39/), the Vice President of Emergency Management, Environment of Care, and Safety at Medxcel. Alan and Scott’s words of wisdom are to keep things simple. In this episode, they break the planning process down into manageable steps with tips on prioritizing and identifying who is essential to get on board. The age of the thick emergency management binder is over - it’s time for simple plans that work.

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S2 E4: Planning, Designing & Constructing New Hospitals w/Jacqueline  Costley-Reviel and Mike Wood

March 10, 2022

S2 E4: Planning, Designing & Constructing New Hospitals w/Jacqueline Costley-Reviel and Mike Wood

Before breaking ground on your new healthcare building, you need some concrete advice. To guide you through the do’s and don’ts of hospital construction are experts [Jacqueline Costley-Reviel](https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-reviel-a641a061/), the CEO of [Allen Parish Hospital](https://allenhealth.net/), and [Mike Wood](https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwoodchc), the VP of Planning, Design and Construction at Medxcel. From obtaining the necessary capital build to determining where to put the entrance, Jackie and Mike’s advice will help you avoid disasters and maximize your patient’s experience while your campus is covered in dirt. They also discuss construction trends and must-have technology to help you get ahead of the field. Listen in to discover how to successfully build your next healthcare facility on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S2 E3: Overcoming Supply Chain Obstacles with Andy Hamilton and Jason Scheidler

February 24, 2022

S2 E3: Overcoming Supply Chain Obstacles with Andy Hamilton and Jason Scheidler

Ensuring healthcare facilities secure necessary tools is a complex process. Add in challenges caused by the pandemic, and now teams find themselves struggling to prepare for the next supply shortage. In this episode, Andy Hamilton, the Executive Director at MultiCare Health System, and Jason Scheidler, the Chief Financial Officer at Medxcel take a deep dive on how they ensure their employees have the equipment they need. The common just-in-time healthcare supply chain strategy will likely not be used moving forward. So, how does your organization need to adjust? Listen to learn as Andy and Jason share critical strategies, including identifying offshore versus onshore manufacturers and closely observing political changes, to provide their teams with enough foresight to grasp necessary supplies during the pandemic.

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S2 E2: Establishing Trust within Teams with J.D. Duigou and Andy Cochrane

February 10, 2022

S2 E2: Establishing Trust within Teams with J.D. Duigou and Andy Cochrane

What’s the essential ingredient for building a strong, cohesive team? Andy Cochrane, Chief Hospital Officer at North Memorial Health, and J.D. Duigou, Chief Information Officer at Medxcel, joined Outside the Patient’s Door to discuss the importance of trust in an organization. In this episode, J.D. and Andy share their tactics for crafting successful trust-building strategies, how to manage trust when it’s broken, and what happens to an organization when you don’t address the issue. The risk of not doing so? Your team is more guarded, less apt to share ideas, and filled with uncertainty. Fortunately, they also identify red flags for lack of trust so you can gauge how well your team is performing.

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S2 E1: Female Leadership in Healthcare with Angela Ammons and Maureen Larkins

January 27, 2022

S2 E1: Female Leadership in Healthcare with Angela Ammons and Maureen Larkins

Women in healthcare leadership are paving pathways for future female leaders. But, how did they make it to the top? For the first episode of Season 2, the CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital, Angela Ammons, and Medxcel’s VP of Client Services, Maureen Larkins, discuss how they navigated their circumstances to rise in the ranks and the wisdom they gained through the process. As passionate leaders, they share how they've maximized their influence to lift up fellow women in the workforce. Listen to hear how their resilience led them through the tough moments and how you can apply their philosophies to your career.

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S2 E0: Teaser: Announcing Season 2

January 13, 2022

S2 E0: Teaser: Announcing Season 2

We’re launching Season 2 of Medxcel’s Outside the Patient’s Door, an original podcast that explores innovative solutions to challenges healthcare leaders are facing today through interviews with leading experts. With healthcare leaders solving unprecedented problems faster than ever before, Season 2 is diving deeper into many topics, unveiling cutting-edge ideas, strategies, and technology around the people and processes in healthcare. From episode to episode, our guests guide you towards how to tackle ever-changing demands and health challenges often riddled with misconceptions. If you’re a healthcare professional, gain exclusive access to healthcare thought leaders because it’s time to connect, learn, and improve so we can make the impossible possible. Together.

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S1 E12: What We’ve Learned - A Season Wrap-up

October 7, 2021

S1 E12: What We’ve Learned - A Season Wrap-up

Through in-depth conversations over the last eleven episodes, we discovered how healthcare’s top innovators are tackling the complex problems leaders are facing today. For our season one wrap-up, we’re revisiting the great ideas we uncovered — one soundbite at a time. From decreasing employee burnout to sustainability, this season went behind the science. Our guests revealed how facilities are run with one goal in mind: humans first. Discover how to overcome the leading challenges in healthcare on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E11: Reducing Employee Burnout with Dr. Bonnie Clipper and Jennefer Pursifull

September 23, 2021

S1 E11: Reducing Employee Burnout with Dr. Bonnie Clipper and Jennefer Pursifull

In an environment where burnout is prevalent, how do we ensure healthcare workers feel appreciated and engaged? Experts Jennefer Pursifull, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Medxcel, and Dr. Bonnie Clipper, Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi, join to discuss successful strategies for integrating appreciation into your culture. We often overlook the emotional and monetary value of developing programs for employees to show gratitude to each other. Jennefer and Bonnie confirm that without them, you’ll have higher rates of burnout, lower rates of retention, and even worse patient outcomes. In this episode, they share how to craft simple, yet impactful, programs to ensure employees feel valued. Discover how to improve employee burnout on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E10: Empowering Your Team with Maureen Fagan and Michael Burgett

September 9, 2021

S1 E10: Empowering Your Team with Maureen Fagan and Michael Burgett

We know empowering employees is critical. But, how do you place trust in others when wrong decisions can make the difference between the life or death of a patient? Michael Burgett, an Area Vice President at Medxcel, and Maureen Fagan, the Chief Nursing Executive at the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics Health System, join to discuss their successful strategies. What is Michael and Maureen’s secret to success? Creating a safe environment for people to fail. Without it, Michael and Maureen recognize that more decisions would fall on their shoulders. Discover how to effectively empower your teams on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E9: Rural vs. Urban Pandemic Responses with Rex Brown and Matt Keahey

August 26, 2021

S1 E9: Rural vs. Urban Pandemic Responses with Rex Brown and Matt Keahey

Although the pandemic required all organizations to reimagine their operations, urban and rural healthcare facilities experienced different challenges. Joining me to discuss these differences are Rex Brown, the President and CEO of Hillsboro Area Hospital, and Matt Keahey, the National Vice President of Operations at Medxcel. Rex discusses how his team anxiously prepared and waited for COVID-19 to arrive at their rural facility. Matt shares how his urban locations adjusted immediately for the first wave of COVID-19 patients. They both acknowledge the heroic actions all teams exhibited through many challenges. Discover how rural and urban healthcare facilities pivoted to protect their patients on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E8: Encouraging Engaged Excellence w/Chris Soop, Michael Burgett, Eric Waller, & Damian Skelton

August 5, 2021

S1 E8: Encouraging Engaged Excellence w/Chris Soop, Michael Burgett, Eric Waller, & Damian Skelton

Partner and community engagement is something we value highly at Medxcel. To recognize and encourage engagement excellence in our hospital facilities, we created the S.E.E. (Sites of Engaged Excellence) Awards. Organizations must have high marks in four key areas to receive this award: elements of engagement/service, communication, overall relationship, and healthy associate-customer engagement. Joining us to share their experiences with award-winning sites and shed light on building excellence are Area Vice Presidents, Chris Soop, Michael Burgett, Eric Waller, and Damian Skelton. Discover how the S.E.E. Awards help ensure a positive customer experience and boost associate engagement in this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E7: Sustainability in Healthcare with Dan Scher

July 15, 2021

S1 E7: Sustainability in Healthcare with Dan Scher

As we recognize the effects of climate change on community health, what role do healthcare systems play in protecting the environment? Joining us to discuss the topic is industry expert Dan Scher, the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Sustainability at Medxcel. Dan discusses how healthcare facilities are innovating to meet sustainability standards and improve community health. He recognizes that improving sustainability practices can seem overwhelming, so he shares many ways to make impactful changes in your organization. Discover better sustainability practices in this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E6: Developing Meaningful Mentorship with Steve Long and Maureen Larkins

June 17, 2021

S1 E6: Developing Meaningful Mentorship with Steve Long and Maureen Larkins

Mentorship is often an overlooked area in career growth, yet we can all think of advice that changed our path. So, how do you develop valuable mentorship for all stages in your career? Two industry experts address this topic: Steve Long, the President and CEO of Hancock Regional Hospital, and Maureen Larkins, the Vice President of Client Services at Medxcel. Steve and Maureen share how they’ve built their dream teams for various areas in their lives. As experienced leaders and mentors, they advise on what characteristics to look for in mentors and mentees, how to successfully initiate those conversations, and how to develop authentic relationships through mentorship. Discover how to find and develop valuable mentorship in all stages in your career in this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E5: People and the Pandemic with Jennefer Pursifull and Cassandra Crowe-Jackson

June 3, 2021

S1 E5: People and the Pandemic with Jennefer Pursifull and Cassandra Crowe-Jackson

Employees were met with diverse challenges during the pandemic. It split most hospitals into two groups: employees battling the front lines and employees supporting remotely. With fear, uncertainty, and anxiety everywhere, how do you keep your employees engaged to push through tough work when you’re also engulfed in the same unease? To address this topic are two industry experts, Jennefer Pursifull, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Medxcel and Cassandra Crowe-Jackson, Chief Experience Officer at Sharp HealthCare. Jennefer and Cassandra knew the best way to ensure people felt supported was to meet the employees where they were. Even with that mantra guiding them, successfully engaging thousands of employees in varying circumstances was still no simple task. Jennefer and Cassandra share specific examples of how they boosted engagement survey responses even during the toughest moments. Discover how to engage employees during challenging times in this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E4: Pride of Ownership and Workmanship with Brian Helleland and Chris Soop

May 20, 2021

S1 E4: Pride of Ownership and Workmanship with Brian Helleland and Chris Soop

Creating an environment where employees feel pride in their work is challenging, especially when leaders and employees are busy completing their own tasks. However, the demanding circumstances of the pandemic proved it is an essential foundation to unite employees when they’re asked to go above and beyond. To address this topic are two industry experts, Brian Helleland, the Chief Executive of St. Jude Medical Center, and Chris Soop, Area Vice President at Medxcel. Brian and Chris share how they created processes within their everyday operations for employees to be reminded of the value of their work. If you are wondering about the ROI of creating a healthy culture, Brian and Chris also share specific examples of how developing their employees resulted in tangible success for their organization and patients. Discover the power of developing pride of ownership and workmanship in this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E3: Emergency Management in Today’s World with Lisa Romano and Scott Cormier

May 6, 2021

S1 E3: Emergency Management in Today’s World with Lisa Romano and Scott Cormier

Emergency management departments make extraordinary situations seem like everyday challenges. However, the past year was beyond anything they could have planned for with the COVID-19 pandemic. To discuss healthcare technology innovation, we are joined by experts Lisa Romano, Chief Nursing Officer at CipherHealth, and Scott Cormier, Vice President Emergency Management, EC, and Safety at Medxcel. Lisa and Scott share how their emergency management plans excelled during the COVID-19 pandemic and what situations challenged their teams in unpredictable ways. How we perform healthcare has changed forever due to the pandemic, and they share how they will apply what they learned to their future preparation plans. Discover the future of emergency management in this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E2: Creating the Future of Patient Care with Josh Sol and Mike Wood

April 22, 2021

S1 E2: Creating the Future of Patient Care with Josh Sol and Mike Wood

We now live in a digital-first age accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The constraints brought on by the pandemic forced the healthcare industry to innovate quicker than ever before. Specifically, in its adoption of new technology. To discuss the topic of healthcare technology innovation, we are joined by experts Josh Sol, Administrative Director of Innovation and Ambulatory Clinical systems at Houston Methodist, and Mike Wood, VP of Planning, Design, and Construction at Medxcel. Josh and Michael share how the pandemic pushed technology to evolve five to ten years faster than originally expected. Rather than slowing down their operations, they sprinted forward to assist their stressed healthcare partners in the field. Their astonishing technological innovations are noticeably created with the patient and healthcare system in mind. Discover the future of patient care and experience on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E1: Solving the Healthcare Skills Gap and Labor Crisis with Matt Keahey and Patricia Sirmon

April 8, 2021

S1 E1: Solving the Healthcare Skills Gap and Labor Crisis with Matt Keahey and Patricia Sirmon

Healthcare facilities are facing a problem that, if unresolved, will negatively impact the level of patient care, drive costs even higher, and perhaps even result in loss of life: a shortage of skilled healthcare workers. We go in-depth with Matt Keahey, VP of Operations, and Patricia Sirmon, VP of HR, on how they collaborate at Medxcel to develop and engage skilled healthcare employees. The team shares how they are changing the narrative about vocational programs by educating students early in their career search. Also, Matt and Patricia take a deep dive into succession planning, especially how it applies to building training programs for future skill requirements, and how they are innovatively recruiting and maintaining employees at Medxcel. Discover what it takes to fill your future talent pipeline and ensure your employees are ready for the next stage on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

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S1 E0: Introducing Outside the Patient's Door

March 16, 2021

S1 E0: Introducing Outside the Patient's Door

Outside the Patient’s Door is an original podcast that explores innovative solutions to complex problems healthcare leaders are facing today.

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