Audio Conferences for Aspiring Women Healthcare Executives
A Question for All Aspiring Women Healthcare Executives
Why is it that women hold nearly 80% of healthcare jobs but occupy fewer than 15% of senior leadership positions?
Isn’t it time for that to change?
The confluence of healthcare reform, budget deficit cutting, and the transition to more value-based metrics is causing disruptive changes in healthcare that affect all of our communities. Women who value relationships and who embrace change as an opportunity to improve have the power to transform the way that we care for patients.
Learn from women who have been there and succeeded how to:
- Leverage your strengths in networking and mentoring
- Use the rules of the game to your and your organization’s advantage
- Engage physicians, especially those who are reluctant to be engaged
Our audio conference series will resume fall, 2013. We are upgrading our system to a webinar interactive service to better serve your needs. Please return in June to see our list of audio conferences speakers.
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Our fall 2012 series can be heard on our sister website The Association for Healthcare Collaboration at www.healthcarecollaboration.org. Please register for a login and then visit resources/ audio conferences for a replay of:
- Leadership and the Sexes, September 6, 2012 with author, consultant and co-founder of the Gurian Institute, Michael Gurian
- Disaster Preparedness, October 18, 2012 with Carl Taylor, former Director of the National Center for Disaster Medical Response, and Patti Ellish, CEO of St Tammany Parish Hospital and native New Orleanian. Patti just recently appeared in USA Today for St Tammany Parish, voted by female consumers as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the group, Women Certified.
- Changing Behavior, November 15, 2012 with author Georgianna Donadio, MSc, DC, PhD on Changing Behavior – Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy to Learn, Proven Communication Skills
Meet the Faculty and Guest Speakers
Jamie L. Haeuser, MHA is Senior Vice President of Operations at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. She has thirty years of experience in health care management, with expertise in hospital operations, strategic planning, marketing and organizational development.
Jamie is a member of the of the faculty of the American College of Heath Care Executives, teaching courses on leadership and communication, and the adjunct faculty of the Public Administration Institute at LSU. In May 2005, she was named Professor of the Year in the Department of Health Systems Management at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where she received her MHA and stayed on as adjunct faculty. She currently serves on the national board of the RESCU Foundation, which makes health care available to performing arts professionals.
Kenneth H Cohn, M.D., MBA, FACS is a nationally recognized practicing surgeon and MBA who has worked to promote increased healthcare collaboration for over 15 years. His books, Better Communication for Better Care, Collaborate for Success! and Getting It Done, have sold over 5,000 copies.
Ken is a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Estes Park Institute, The Governance Institute, The Healthcare Roundtable, and New England College. One of his seminar participants called him “a women’s healthcare executive’s secret weapon.”
He blogs on physician-hospital relations at HealthcareCollaboration.com.
Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty six books published in twenty one languages; including, Leadership and the Sexes, with Barbara Annis.
The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. As a social philosopher and family counselor, Michael has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. Michael has provided training at numerous corporations, including Cisco Systems, Boeing, NASA, Google, as well as numerous government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. He has provided keynotes at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, Stanford University, UCLA and many others.
Before becoming a consultant, Michael taught in the School of Education at Gonzaga University, offering that university’s first gender biology course.
Carl W. Taylor, BA, JD is Vice President at Independent Living Systems (ILS). ILS is a participant in managed long-term care efforts nationally.
Carl is the former Assistant Dean of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Director of the Center for Strategic Health Innovation (CSHI) and Director of the National Center for Disaster Medical Response. He led the development and deployment of Xtreme Collaboration Hubs in Kenya and Haiti. His newly launched African centric tool Kisima is geared to providing sub-Sahara communities with online tools to prepare for crisis.
Carl has provided testimony and guidance to committees of the United States Senate, House of Representatives, the Institute of Medicine, the World Bank, and the Centers for Disease Control and varying organizations on both the future of healthcare and disaster response. Both the United States Senate and the State of Louisiana commended him for his work during Hurricane Katrina.
Patti Ellish, RN, BA, MHA, FACHE is St. Tammany Parish Hospital President and CEO who has transformed a small community hospital into a thriving regional medical center. Under her leadership, the facility has tripled in size to serve the fastest growing parish (county) in Louisiana. An Employer of Choice, a Best Place to Work and ranking in the 97th percentile nationally for patient satisfaction, STPH bears measurable results of her influence.
A native New Orleanian with nursing, bachelor’s and masters of health administration degrees, Patti began her career in health care as a R.N. at West Jefferson Hospital, rising to Director of Nursing over the course of 22 years. She left her position at West Jefferson to become Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Memorial Health System of East Texas, where she led significant growth and improvement before joining St. Tammany Parish Hospital as CEO.
Patti is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, past chair of Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans, board member of Louisiana Hospital Association and St. Tammany Healthcare Alliance and member of Northshore Business Council and Women’s Leadership Council of Greater New Orleans. She has earned regional recognition including Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Role Model, Top 10 Female Achievers, and Women of the Year.
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, DC, PhD has been a pioneer in the field of behavioral health, working with healthcare professionals and patients to change behaviors that lead to improved health. A nursing scholar, educator and researcher, her pioneering work is the foundation for the newly published book Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills.
Georgianna is the Director of the National Institute of Whole Health, a popular blogger for Huffington Post and Dr. Mehmet Oz’s teenDailyStrength.com, and her expertise has been showcased in hundreds of print, online, radio and TV interviews including on Oprah.com, WebMD, CNN News, Self and Shape Magazines, to name a few. In addition, for 20 years, until recently retiring, she hosted a nationally syndicated cable TV show, Woman to Woman which explored all topics of interest to women, with a special focus on relationships. Georgianna currently hosts the “Changing Behavior” radio program, featured on the Healthy Living Network.
Disaster Preparedness, October 18, 2012 with Carl Taylor, former Director of the National Center for Disaster Medical Response, and Patti Ellish, CEO of St Tammany Parish Hospital and native New Orleanian. Patti just recently appeared in USA Today for St Tammany Parish, voted by female consumers as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the group, Women Certified.
Leadership and the Sexes, September 6, 2012 with author, consultant and co-founder of the Gurian Institute, Michael Gurian.
To listen to the entire audio conference or past audio conferences, visit the Association for Healthcare Collaboration website and Register. Under the menu item Resources you will find past Audio Conferences.
Kathryn J McDonagh, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACHE is Vice President Executive Relations at Hospira, Inc. She has been a CNO, COO and CEO at such organizations as Saint Joseph’s Health System of Atlanta, Saint Thomas Health Services in Nashville, Saint Clare’s Health Services in New Jersey and CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. She has published extensively and speaks at national conferences about governing board effectiveness and healthcare leadership topics. Kathy won a Telly Award in 2000, a National Cable Television Award, for her role as host and creator of the program Focus on Health.
Nancy Paris, BA, MS, FACHE is President and CEO of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education. She has served as President of St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services and as Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Healthcare System. In 2002, she was named Woman of the Year in Healthcare by Women Healthcare Executives.
Nancy and Kathy teach the acclaimed ACHE seminar, The Power of the Labyrinth: Women’s Wisdom on Career Advancement in a New Age.
September 8, 2011: Navigating the Labyrinth/ Engaging Physicians
Nancy Paris and Kathy McDonagh review practical strategies for navigating the labyrinth of healthcare career progression and Ken Cohn reveals secrets for engaging physicians, especially those who resist engagement. You will learn:
- How to navigate the labyrinth of women’s healthcare leadership roles from people who have been there and succeeded
- Effective strategies for leveraging systems, culture, and relationships
- Ways to engage physicians, especially challenging physicians who resist engagement: insights from a fellow practicing physician
October 6, 2011: Leveraging the Power of Women’s Leadership Skills
Maureen Bisognano, CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement discusses ways that women can leverage strengths, such as networking and nurturing to be more successful. You will learn:
- How to leverage the power of nurturing to maintain effective organizations
- Effective strategies for mentoring and being mentored
- How maintaining focus on improving organizational safety can benefit both patients and one’s career
Maureen made the cover of Modern Healthcare April 18, 2011 as one of the the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.
January 5, 2012: Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman
Gail Evans, Associate Professor of Business, Georgia Tech School of Management, previously EVP at CNN and author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, discusses how the game is played and how you can win at it without compromising your values. You will learn:
- The rules of the game as men play it
- To love the game
- How to set up your own winning team
- Ways to use the resources already at your disposal much more powerfully
- Rainmaking, and why it’s absolutely essential to women’s success
- When to stay quiet and when to share information
- Why women should forget networking and start “webbing”
February 2, 2012: Pathways to the Journey of Success and Sustainability
Ninfa Saunders, President and COO of Virtua Healthcare System speaks on how she balanced learning, performance, and sustainability to become president of a four-hospital system in New Jersey. You will learn how to:
- Prepare yourself technically to become a healthcare executive
- Differentiate yourself in the marketplace
- Have in place a system of values that projects your authenticity, balance, and sustainability
Why did you put together an audio conference series for aspiring women healthcare executives?
Because we feel strongly that women have the skills to succeed in today’s complex environment and are under-represented in the c-suite. We want to pay forward by investing our time to help the next generation of women healthcare executives succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
Men who want to learn more about the ways that successful women lead and obtain results are also welcome to attend and participate in these audio conferences.
I can’t attend all the live sessions. Will I get a recording?
Yes. For each session we’ll provide a recording you can listen to so you won’t miss a thing. If you have other commitments (like a day job) or if a session occurs at an inconvenient time, no need to worry. Even if you attend a live session, you’ll still get the recording. When you sign up for the entire series, you will receive an mp3 file for each audio conference within two weeks after the scheduled date. There is no charge to attend these audio conferences.
What if I still have questions?
If you have other questions, email us at email@example.com or call (978) 834-6089 eastern time.