Becker’s 11th Annual Meeting: 4 Questions with Patrice Weiss, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at Carilion Clinic; Professor and OB/Gyn, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

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Question: What, from your perspective, is the most significant challenge about the future of work for hospitals, and what can they do about it? (i.e. automation, desire for more versatility, clinician lacks, etc.).

On May 24th, Dr. Weiss will participate in a keynote interview and will also give a presentation on “Collaboration of the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Medical Officer: Keys to Success in a Clinic Model” at Beckers Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting. As part of a continuous series, Beckers is talking with health care leaders who prepare to speak at the conference, which will take location on May 24-26, 2021 in Chicago.

Patrice Weiss: I continue to see one of our biggest challenges in health care as our workforce shortages. This consists of nurses, physicians, and ancillary staff. This has apparent effects on client gain access to, flow, and timeliness of care delivery.

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Patrice Weiss, MD, serves as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at Carilion Clinic; and Professor and OB/Gyn, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Q: What, if anything, should medical facilities be doing now provided economic experts forecasts of an upcoming economic decline?

PW: Hospitals and all of health care require to keep its eye on “the ball” no matter what the forecast. Improve the quality of care, enhance client experience, lower expense of Care, get rid of unwanted tests, enhance quality.

Q: Where do you go for inspiration and fresh concepts?

PW: I get numerous fresh concepts and re-charged at the Beckers conferences; from plenary sessions, breakouts, to the amazing connecting with associates.

Q: Whats one lesson you learned early in your career that has helped you lead in healthcare?

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PW: “Peoples perception is their reality.” We get one shot at an impression. Every encounter, every phone call, everyone you pass in the hall leaves an impression and understanding

What do you view as the most exciting opportunity in healthcare today?

We get one shot at a very first impression. Every encounter, every phone call, everyone you pass in the hall leaves an impression and perception

Patrice Weiss: I continue to see one of our biggest challenges in healthcare as our labor force scarcities. This has obvious results on client access, flow, and timeliness of care shipment.

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