Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Dissatisfied Patients are Costly

A few days ago, I was talking to a friend about her recent, emergent, hospital stay. She described it as, “A nightmare.” Always the researcher, I had to dig a bit to learn more. What contributed to “Lauren’s” nightmare boiled ...

Turn a Service Recovery Moment Into a WOW Experience

Turn a service recovery moment into a WOW experience by Angela Fieler There is a real art to service recovery. When done well, you can turn a problem into an opportunity to shine. I was recently stranded in an airport and was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Put Your Courage to the Test

Posted by Kristin Baird I recently did a presentation to healthcare marketers and played a game of “Never have I ever” to kick it off. Participants were asked to self-disclose several things, like whether or not they knew the current patient ...

Lessons on Service Recovery From an Irate Customer

Posted by Kristin Baird We all have those experiences as consumers when things don’t go as expected. We might be disappointed in a meal at a restaurant, or wait longer than expected in line or in the waiting room. But then ...