Focus on the Patient – Insights from 4 Senior Leaders

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
September 29, 2016


Healthcare is a remarkable field to be working in today. The healthcare field is rapidly evolving and with this comes the need for a distinct focus on the one thing that stays constant and true: the need to have an unrelenting focus on the importance of the patient.

Click here for some insights on this critical issue from four leading healthcare executives and to read the full Healthcare Leadership article featured on the Journal of Healthcare Contracting blog.

Bruce Brandes: Leadership Advice

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In today’s featured segments, AHL founder & CEO Dan Nielsen discusses leadership with Bruce Brandes, CEO of Lucro. Brandes begins by describing a spectrum of leadership with the two extremes of “dictatorship” and complete “leading by group consensus.”   Brandes has identified his own leadership style to be right in the middle of that spectrum. He […]

Bruce Brandes & Eric Barber: Characteristics of Leadership Success

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Have you thought about the characteristics that will set you up for success? In today’s featured interview segments, Bruce Brandes, founder and CEO of Lucro, and Eric Barber, president and CEO of Mary Lanning Healthcare, discuss a few characteristics necessary for leadership success. In the first featured segment, Dan Nielsen, founder and CEO of America’s Healthcare […]

Eric Barber & Bruce Brandes: Advice to Aspiring Leaders

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In today’s featured segments Eric Barber, CEO of Mary Lanning Healthcare, and Bruce Brandes, founder and CEO of Lucro, offer some excellent advice to aspiring healthcare leaders. Since the purpose of America’s Healthcare Leaders is to help others achieve greater success, we encourage you to utilize these resources and learn from these successful leaders. In the first segment, Eric Barber […]

Traci Bernard & Bruce Brandes: Habits for Success

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Renowned author and speaker Brian Tracy once stated, “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” What a true statement! In today’s segments we hear from two healthcare leaders as they talk about the habits that have helped lead them to greater success: Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Bruce Brandes, founder and CEO of Lucro. Our […]

Bruce Brandes & Tony Bohn on Mentors

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In many of the interviews we have conducted with senior healthcare leaders across America, the impact and influence of mentors has been brought up and discussed. In today’s featured segments, Bruce Brandes, founder and CEO of Lucro, and Tony Bohn, Chief HR Officer at Norton Healthcare, discuss this valuable topic. In the first segment, Brandes discusses how […]

Chris Van Gorder on 3 major themes of front-line leadership

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In today’s video segment, Chris Van Gorder talks about the 3 major themes of what he calls front-line leadership—the focus of his book, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up. Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps health discusses the following three themes featured in his book. Get out of the office – “I’ve […]

Mark Solazzo on 4 Foundational Principles of Northwell Health’s Organizational Culture

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
September 15, 2016


In the nearly hour-long interview, which will be featured on America’s Healthcare Leaders later this year, Solazzo elaborates on 4 foundational principles and the part they play in the overall success of Northwell Health. Mark Solazzo and Michael Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health, attribute much, if not almost all of their success to their relentless, energetic, enthusiastic focus on these areas.

Click here to learn about these foundation principles and to read the full Healthcare Leadership article featured on the Journal of Healthcare Contracting blog.

Mike Williams: Tips for Public Speaking

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In today’s featured interview segment, Mike Williams, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation, shares about his habits and strategies during public speaking engagements. Mike Williams is an experienced and very talented public speaker. Here are a few of the tips Williams discusses in today’s segment: Speak from your base of expertise and your heart. Speak anecdotally and tell […]

Hospital President Traci Bernard on Leadership

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Today we’re revisiting 3 excellent segments from last year’s interview with Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake, TX. Through the many different leadership roles she’s held during her career, Bernard has developed some excellent insights on leadership. In the first segment, Bernard lists some of the qualities and attributes she believes are most important to […]

Chris Van Gorder & Mike Williams: Tips for Career Advancement

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Today’s segments feature clips from the exclusive interviews with Chris Van Gorder, president & CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, CA, and Mike Williams, president & CEO of Community Hospital Corporation in Plano, TX. In both of these interviews, each of these leaders give a few tips for career advancement. In the first segment, Chris Van […]

Confident Leadership

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
September 8, 2016


It is always a pleasant surprise when I come across something that has resounding implications for leadership. This last week I came across a bit of history that has encouraged a deeper belief in the fact that leadership, and the principles therein, is best expressed and most effective through action.

In today’s article, we take a look at a significant piece of architectural history and the implications this event has on leadership today.

Click here to read the full Healthcare Leadership article featured on the Journal of Healthcare Contracting blog.

The Importance of Mentorship and Advice to Graduates

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In today’s segments we revisit a very important topic by Mike Williams: mentorship. The influence of mentors has been discussed by many of the leaders featured on America’s Healthcare Leaders and this platform is meant to be a form of mentorship connecting those who wish to pursue a higher career to those who have already […]

Company Values and Their Impact on Hiring

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During each interview we have had the pleasure of conducting and featuring on AHL, the topic of company values comes up a lot—especially in terms of the impact they have on hiring. When the values are inconsistent between the company and the employee other issues arise, and both the company and the employee suffer. The segments featured […]

Communication – Not Just a Catchphrase

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
September 1, 2016


Have you cultivated a culture of communication? Do you communicate effectively as a leader?

These questions are vital to ask, and demand an honest self-evaluation. It’s really easy to say, “Yes, I am an effective communicator.” But would your staff and colleagues agree with you? Without effective communication, your leadership is compromised. Click below to learn why effective communication is absolutely necessary.

Click here to read the full Healthcare Leadership article featured on the Journal of Healthcare Contracting blog.