Archive: Patient Experience

How to Drive a Patient Away Without Even Trying

Posted by Kristin Baird I just found out that I have skin cancer, but honestly, that news isn’t as painful as trying to get a call back with my results.  Here’s how the ordeal played out. Golf has a lot of wonderful ...

Who Decides if You’re Worth the Wait? Patients.

Posted by Kristin Baird Wait time in healthcare settings matter on two important fronts. One is the wait time to get an appointment, and the other is the wait time in the waiting room. Last year, we did tens of thousands of ...

You won’t get far without direction

Posted by Kristin Baird When it comes to setting the course for transforming culture, you won’t get far until you know where you’re going. What’s your vision for the culture of the future? Can you describe it? How do people behave ...

Patient Experience During Unplanned Admissions

Posted by Kristin Baird On any given day, a significant percentage of hospitalized patients are there as a result of unplanned admissions, creating psychological stress and uncertainty for both the patient and their family. Although this fact may seem obvious, it ...

Satisfaction isn’t Loyalty

Posted by Kristin Baird Healthcare organizations have been measuring patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction for years.  Patients articulate evidence of satisfaction when, during rounds, they tell you everything is fine. Hearing the 4-letter F word (fine) tells leaders that things are ...

Don’t Assume. Validate Your Patient Experience.

Posted by Kristin Baird I recently got a call from a Chief Experience Officer (CXO) who said her CEO was in a frenzy because a board member had had a bad experience with one of their medical practices. The CXO stated their ...

Patient Satisfaction Scores are a Symptom, Not a Diagnosis

Posted by Kristin Baird With more than two decades working in the patient experience arena, I’m still amazed at how many healthcare leaders are still chasing patient satisfaction scores without looking for the underlying cause. Let me compare this approach to a ...

Get Service Recovery Right the First Time

Posted by Kristin Baird  I am no stranger to travel. In fact, with my consulting business, I easily travel 150 days per year or more. During my many sojourns, I have experienced lost reservations, flight delays that cause me to miss ...

Beware the Holiday Hospital

Posted by Kristin Baird Years ago, I heard a healthcare leader talk about the four hospitals within every hospital. He said that there was the daytime hospital, the nighttime hospital, the weekend hospital, and the holiday hospital. He went on to ...