How 3 female hospital leaders stay inspired when the going gets tough

Beckers Hospital Reviews series for females in healthcare management asks health care executives to respond to 7 questions about their life in and beyond work.

Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO of Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.): I stay grounded in our mission to enhance health, inspire hope and conserve lives by making individual visits to patients and caretakers in our facilities. Those check outs advise me my day is not so tough..

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Carolyn Ogland, MD, CMO of North Memorial Health (Robbinsdale, Minn.): I keep my concentrate on the objective– the benefit of taking care of clients and our dedication to enhance the care and experience..

Adrienne Schultz, MSN, Registered Nurse, vice president and CNO of Advocate Aurora St. Lukes South Shore (Cudahy, Wis.): At the end of the day, all that I do supports those who take care of patients. I get out of my office and make rounds; talking to clients and group members constantly leaves me inspired and with fresh concepts to make things much better, much faster, more efficient. How can I make it better so that they can take better care of our patients?

In each interview, female leaders share how they remain motivated on hard days. Here are a few answers collected in the last month, in alphabetical order.

Adrienne Schultz, MSN, RN, vice president and CNO of Advocate Aurora St. Lukes South Shore (Cudahy, Wis.): At the end of the day, all that I do supports those who look after clients. I get out of my workplace and make rounds; talking to clients and team members constantly leaves me inspired and with fresh concepts to make things much better, much faster, more efficient. I constantly put myself in the shoes of those I serve: clients, nurses and other health care providers. How can I make it better so that they can take much better care of our patients? That keeps me going and inspires me everyday..

Kelly Gooch –
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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