Team Building in a Medical Environment

Effective teams are essential in healthcare. Without it, patient care is compromised and hospital accreditation is threatened. In 2010, Hand & Associates was asked to work with a community hospital’s ICU unit to build the unit into a working team around a common...

Implementing a Change Management Program

A major economic force, Company Y supports more than 316,000 jobs throughout Southern CA and 1.4 million throughout the US. In 2006, Company Y developed an Information Management Business Plan (IMBP). The IMBP set out a roadmap for new and improved information...

Hospital Team: Discussing the Undiscussable

Productivity is the clarion call of most organizations, and healthcare is no exception. When productivity is low or inconsistent, typically the tendency is to focus on the people, not the problem, and search fervently for whom to blame. What is most often not seen or...

Cultural Transformation

One of the leading manufacturers of instrument systems, chemistries and supplies, reached out after recognizing the need for a comprehensive training and development initiative. The specific necessary change in this scenario would be designated as a cultural...

Hospitals: Bridging a Common Communication Gap

Communication issues are at the heart of many leadership challenges. In the case of health care organizations, communication can be a life and death issue. Early in 2010, Hand & Associates worked with a multi-location hospital corporate client to take on their...

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