Breaking the Habit of Complacency

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford “Because this is the way we’ve always done it”. Most of us have heard this phrase or a form of it at some point in our lives or careers. It’s like the work version of your parents saying, “because…

Resiliency vs Burnout in Healthcare

  Authored by Carol Wesley, RN, MSN/MHA   Resiliency. I remember hearing that word a lot throughout nursing school and then during my career. But what exactly is resiliency? Is it something that is inherited, or simply learned over time? Resilience is a useful and highly adaptive trait that is described as the ability to…

Planting Trees I’ll Never Climb

Authored by Joe Dorko, Senior Consultant.   I was listening to a song on the radio, “See the World” by Brett Dennen when I heard the line, “Now I’m planting trees I’ll never climb.” Then a thought occurred to me…this is how leadership feels. As a young pharmacist, I would take time at the end…

The Women Who Shaped Modern Healthcare

To celebrate women’s history month in March, I wanted to highlight three of the amazing women who helped shape modern medicine. These women embody the strength, resilience, and intelligence of women who made their mark in a male-dominated field. Florence Nightingale The first woman I would like to feature is Florence Nightingale. Florence is known…

The Importance of the Offer in Physician Recruitment

Our recruiters are sometimes approached by a prospective client that reaches out for assistance specifically due to a long-term physician search initiative that “falls apart” in the final stages.  Oftentimes, organizations can lose one or several candidates near the end of the placement process… but why does this happen??   After being engaged to fill the…

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Patient Blood Management

Earlier this year, on June 30th, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, in partnership with other organizations, released updated blood conservation clinical practice guidelines addressing an evidenced-based, multi-modal, and multi-disciplinary approach to conserving blood resources, in addition to optimizing outcomes in patients at high risk for transfusion. These guidelines have…