Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 33: Member Spotlight – Cathy Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health



Join us for a fascinating dive into the world of healthcare leadership with Cathy Jacobson, a veteran healthcare executive who’s spent almost 40 years at the forefront of the industry.

Cathy takes us on a personal journey through her career, sharing the highs, the lows, and the invaluable lessons she’s gathered along the way. She reflects on the formidable challenges confronting healthcare today and shares what gives her hope for the future of healthcare.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just beginning your healthcare journey, this episode has something for everyone.


Episode 32: Member Spotlight – Dr. Paul Horvath, MD, FACEP, Mayo Health System, Red Cedar



Are you someone with a clinical background thinking about leadership? In this podcast, we explore one physician’s pathway into leadership, and the supportive elements he experienced along the way.  Paul Horvath, MD, FACEP, physician leader and site chair of Mayo Health System, Red Cedar, shares how joining ACHE helped him build collaborative leadership skills and taught him how to “speak administrator” to have a broader leadership impact. You’ll hear how being selected for the ACHE Leadership Development Program provided him invaluable experiences that broadened his perspective, and how serving on the ACHE and WHA boards allowed him to bring his unique insights as a rural emergency medicine physician to bear on broad-scale policy issues. A key takeaway: Leadership is a team sport, and you learn how to be a team by having shared experiences together.


Episode 31: Dr. Nicole Eull – part 2 – Think Fast, Work Well



In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Nicole Eull, Health Psychologist, for a second episode.  In this podcast, we dive deep into cultivating a culture of wellbeing and wellness. Explore the “rules of engagement” and discover mindful acts of emotional intelligence, including being curious, assuming good intent, and avoiding hasty judgments. We’ll share advice on sustaining emotional intelligence, navigating emotional hijacking, and the art of asking the RIGHT open-ended questions. Tune in for a journey towards a more mindful and emotionally intelligent workplace!


Episode 30: Member spotlight – Chris Hasse, CAO, Mayo Clinic Health System



Join us for a conversation with Chris Hasse, Chief Administrative Office of Mayo Clinic Health System, as he shares his career journey. In this podcast, Chris discusses the topic of work-life integration and how he approaches his career as a calling. He also dives into obtaining and maintaining the FACHE credential, and the importance of working as a team, knowing your audience, and continuous learning to achieve results.

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Episode 29: Artificial Intelligence



Artificial intelligence is dramatically changing the environment of healthcare and becoming one of the fastest evolving topics in the news today.  During this podcast our guest Ylan Kazi – Chief Data Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota – shares insights into the world of AI and its applications in healthcare.  Ethical considerations, data validity, and the understanding that AI cannot replace the human qualities of empathy, bedside manner, and intuition are all relevant issues discussed.  The concept of co-pilot decision making, aka “human in the loop”, positions AI decision makers for mindful use of artificial intelligence, who view this technology as an extension to healthcare, clinical decision making and diagnostics.


Episode 28: Retaining Talent – What Got You Here Won’t Get You to The Future



The needs of today’s workforce are more varied than ever before.  With options for remote, hybrid and on-site work; flexible schedules, and more . . . matching a company’s workforce strategy to employee needs is a crucial leadership skill. Our guest, Andrew Limouris – President and CEO of Medix – unpacks strategies to positively impact the culture of an organization, build a team and create engagement – no matter what the setting. Based on his own lessons learned, he provides insight on the importance of soft skills and being a transparent leader.


Episode 27: Project Management Gone Awry



Project Management Gone Awry is the focus of this podcast with Scott Leavell, Managing Partner of Healthcare Program Advisors.  The podcast explores which challenges in project management are more manageable to bounce back from, and the reasons projects get derailed in the first place.  Project derailment can occur from delays, exceeding budgets, unmet client/user expectations, and financial or operational difficulties. We explore the various factors that cause projects to veer off course, discuss when courageous leaders should “call the question,” and review the essential steps to getting a project back on track.


Episode 26 : From Quiet Quitting to Showing Up Loudly: Cultivating the Practice of Connecting to Your Purpose



Let’s move from “quiet quitting” to “showing up loudly and boldly” at work. A discipline of contemplative practice provides self-awareness and can center you in your work.  A dedication to contemplative practice ensures that you remain present, insightful, and concentrated on your purpose and your people. In this conversation with Nicole Eull, PsyD, we will explore the reasons reconnecting to your purpose can improve your professional and overall well-being.


Episode 25: Futurist – Ian Morrison – Part 2



This is the second of two podcasts with Ian Morrison, an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist who specializes in long-term forecasting and planning with a particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment. Today’s discussion focuses on workforce issues and opportunities. Some topics include the challenges of EHRs in clinician workflows and satisfaction, the state of remote work, and AI and ChatGPT solutions.


Episode 24: Futurist – Ian Morrison – Part 1



Today’s episode is the first of two with Ian Morrison.  Ian is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist who specializes in long-term forecasting and planning with a particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment.  In this first episode, Ian discusses the potential future of employer activism as an avenue to push back on rising healthcare costs, rising labor costs and disruptors creating never-before-seen competition.

The second of the two podcasts with Ian will focus on workforce issues and opportunities.