Leaders: 4 Ways to Stay Relevant

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
August 25, 2016


If you desire to be more relevant as a leader and as an organization, carefully consider the following question: “Within the last 90 days, what have I specifically learned that is very important in order to better serve the most important needs and desires of the different individuals, groups, and communities I serve?”

If you can’t think of a specific answer, consider employing the tips from fellow colleagues and leaders from the following article in your own leadership routine:

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

Senior Leaders on the Importance of Work-Life Balance

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Another summer of vacations and family fun is coming to a close. While traditionally the end of summer might be when a lot of people really buckle down and focus more on work, the truth is that a healthy work-life balance should be a priority year round. Today we are revisiting a couple excellent segments […]

Interview with Scott Law of Zotec Partners

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Scott Law, who is the Founder & CEO of Zotec Partners.

Interview with Glenn Hall of Zimmer Biomet

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Glenn Hall, who is the Director of Operations for Connected Health at Zimmer Biomet.

Interview with Anahid Sargsyan of Wanda

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Anahid Sargsyan, who is a Product Manager/Marketer at Wanda.

Interview with Sarah Schiltz of Vocera Communications

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Sarah Schiltz, who is the Director of Product Marketing at Vocera Communications.

Interview with Gautam Shah of Vocera Communications

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Gautam Shah, who is the Vice President of Product Management at Vocera Communications.

Do a Great Job Where You Are!

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
August 11, 2016


In an exclusive interview with Chris Van Gorder, president & CEO of Scripps Health, he told me a story about an employee who was focused on the next big things, always networking, and searching for that next great opportunity. Unfortunately, while trying to find the the next best thing, she forgot to fulfill her current role causing a disconnect and eventual leaving of the company. In a world of “climbers” choose to be a “producer” and focus on doing a great job right where you are!

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

Interview with Kimber Graham of Vizient

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Kimber Graham, who is the Senior Director of Market & Competitive Intelligence at Vizient.

Interview with Courtney Rau of Vizient

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Courtney Rau, who is a Market & Competitive Intelligence Manager at Vizient.

Tony Bohn on the Greatest Experience of His Career

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Today concludes our interview segments featuring Tony Bohn, Chief HR Officer at Norton Healthcare. Throughout the interview Bohn shared insights on a variety of topics, including mentorship, changes to healthcare, and leadership. In today’s segment, Bohn reflects on the greatest experience of his career.  He begins by discussing his decision to join Norton Healthcare: “I took a real […]

Advice for Aspiring Leaders from a Former Hospital CEO

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Healthcare Leadership by Dan Nielsen
August 4, 2016


A couple weeks ago I was interviewed as a guest for John Self’s blog and podcast, Self Perspective. During the interview John asked me what advice I would share with a young “up and comer” working his or her way toward becoming a hospital CEO. It was a refreshing change to be on the other side of the interview.  I responded with 4 main points:

  1. Integrity first!
  2. 

Be yourself and constantly strive to be the very best that you can be.
  3. 

Focus on serving others.
  4. 

Identify your core 5 to 7 strengths.

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

Interview with Adam Klass of VigiLanz Corporation

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Adam Klass, who is the Chief Technology Officer at VigiLanz Corporation.

Tony Bohn on His Impact at Norton Healthcare

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In today’s featured segment Tony Bohn, Chief Human Resources Officer, reflects on his time spent at Norton Healthcare. Dan Nielsen, AHL founder and CEO, begins by asking, “How has your vision and leadership made a significant difference or changed your life for the better?” Bohn takes a moment to reflect on when he chose to initially […]

Interview with Dr. Edward Howell of the University of Virginia

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While at the Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago this past April, AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to partner with BHR to interview dozens of healthcare leaders attending the meeting. Today’s interview features Dr. Edward Howell, who is a Professor of Public Health Studies at the University of Virginia.