Summary: Intermountain leaders interviews Intermountain caregivers, local and national leaders, and others about healthcare, leadership, culture, and public affairs. From professional athletes to nurses on the frontlines, we explore how we improve healthcare delivery and our overall health.
In this podcast, Mikelle Moore, SVP and Chief Community Health Officer, engages in a conversation with Intermountain caregiver Amanda Gold about how Intermountain is supporting those who are experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mikelle shares examples of how Intermountain is aiming to partner with community organizations to provide support to individuals in need.
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How Intermountain has been changing the way we view patient safety and the way we prevent errors was the topic of a discussion between Kalleen Campbell, a patient safety consultant based in St. George, and CEO Dr. Marc Harrison. Kalleen shares how recent restructuring and Marc’s leadership have strengthened our culture of safety and quality.
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As therapies evolve and technologies grow to promote patient self-administration and independence, Mark Briesacher, MD, chief physician executive speaks with Pharmacy Director, Mark Crosby, and Homecare Pharmacy Manager, Wes Nance, to talk about pharmacy service offered in the home environment. Intermountain Homecare Pharmacy is improving access, safety, and quality by employing a three-step approach to patient care they call, “And, Yes, and Yet.”
Intermountain recently announced a campaign to build a model health system for children across the Intermountain West. Dustin Lipson, administrator of Primary Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Neal Davis, medical director for pediatric community-based care, talk with CEO Dr. Marc Harrison about what’s planned and how it will improve care for children and families.
St. George, Utah is known for sunshine and it’s small-town atmosphere. It also has what all towns have: Kids uncertain of where their next meal will come from. Tan’s Treats is a community program designed to ease the burden of food scarcity. Providing nutrition for kids helps them grow healthy and strong, and keeps them focused on learning when they are in the classroom. Listen to the podcast to learn how it developed from a small, two-person operation to become a local non-profit.
“We play a role in all of life’s events—of joy and of sorrow. My job is to make sure that however long or however short someone has that they’re living the life that they want to live.”—Dr. Dominic Moore, pediatrician at Primary Children’s Hospital and associate medical director for palliative care, homecare and hospice. Dr. Moore talks about attending to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of chronic, serious and end-stage illnesses.
In the United States, antimicrobial resistance has brought about the rise of the post-antibiotic era. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Katherine Fleming-Dutra talks with Shannon Phillips, Eddie Stenehjem, Whitney Buckel, and Adam Hersh about the challenges and opportunities we face with a multidisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship. Intermountain has built an urgent care initiative with the help of a $1.8m contract with the CDC.
We go through Dr. Stevens' story of graduating with a degree in English Literature, to supporting activism against Apartheid in South Africa, to measuring blood pressure in traveling medical clinics in the Phillippines, and to finishing medical school and serving others as a clinical leader. Learn how he wrote his unique story and what drives his purpose to leading, mentoring and staying focused in the face of continual changes in the healthcare industry.
In this podcast, Mikelle Moore, SVP and Chief Community Health Officer, is joined by Vince Ventomiglia, Chairman, Leavitt Partners Board of Managers, for a conversation around the social determinants of health, how federal regulations could promote more equity, and how local leaders can help drive changes to increase health.
Tyler Haberle, MD, an internist from St. George about taking complex scenarios in the EHR work and distill them down to get the job done. Learn how he goes beyond the feelings and usability issues of software complaints to help other providers do their best work. What is his “rocket fuel” for partnering with providers? Learn how he approaches issues and teaches providers to "love the one [software] they’re with" and use it to save time and bring value to their work.
Mike Woodruff, MD, senior medical director for the office of patient experience, to discuss his leadership journey. Find out how he discovered his motivation for practicing medicine and finding meaning in his work. Listen to who his mentors are and what they taught him, how he gets comfortable with uncertainty, and what he thinks about putting humanity back into the work of being a physician.
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