Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Patient Experience in the Age of COVID-19

Written By: Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA The term “patient and family-centered care” has taken on new meaning in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of what we, in healthcare, have held up as patient experience standards have taken a ...

Inconsistent, unreliable, and downright rude

Written By: Angela Fieler, MPA, CMQ/OE, Senior Consultant I will admit that I have a touch of cabin fever.  I self-quarantined for two weeks after returning from Seattle, just after the first COVID-19 death was reported there.  Just as my self-imposed ...

What’s Next?

Posted by Kristin Baird That is a question weighing on everyone’s minds today. As more and more news reports tell us there will be no “getting back to normal”. We must ask; what is the new normal? Good question, but no ...

Get Ready for Recovery

Posted by Kristin Baird While healthcare grapples with the COVID-19 crisis, it’s difficult to focus on anything else. At the same time, it is important that leaders begin thinking about, and preparing for, the inevitable recovery period that will follow.  Burnout Prior to ...

Are you telling employees they are disposable?

Posted by Kristin Baird Every leader knows the importance of employee engagement. Without engagement, you won’t be able to deliver the safe, high-quality care you promise. Engagement requires that employees feel valued, appreciated, and secure. At the same time, business decisions, ...

Is Your Advertising Just Lipstick on a Pig?

Posted by Kristin Baird A few weeks ago, as I was watching television, a hospital ad caught my eye. The ad was a heartwarming story that culminated with the hospital tagline that promised compassion and patient-centered care. (I’m paraphrasing because I ...

Deal Breakers and Hot Buttons

Posted by Kristin Baird All of us need to be in touch with our core values, but leaders, in particular, need to be crystal clear about what they define as deal-breakers in their working relationships. When I am coaching healthcare leaders, one ...

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