EPISODES

Episode 30: A Look Back at Heroes of Healthcare in 2021 It’s been an eventful year in healthcare and at the Heroes of Healthcare podcast. In this episode, the hosts of the show, Ted Weyn, Executive Vice President of Systems Innovation, Marketing & Strategy, and Olivia D’Angelo , Division Vice President of Neurology, both with Jackson & Coker, take …

Episode 29: Geriatrics: Enabling a More Age-Friendly Healthcare System In the next 30 years, the elderly population will double. That’s what the data shows. According to Dr. Ugochi Ohuabunwa, Professor of Medicine at Emory University, that striking statistic underscores the importance of establishing good processes of geriatric care across healthcare systems. Dr. Ohuabunwa’s passion for geriatrics began …

Episode 28: An Open Empathetic Approach to Managing Mental Fatigue in Healthcare Dr. Hany Y. Atallah, Chief Medical Officer at Jackson Memorial Hospital, never wanted to go into administration. The last thing he wanted to do was wear a suit every day. But over time, he recognized the transformational power of being in a position to …

Episode 27: How ParentMD Makes It Easier for Parents to Find Healthcare Information Over the pandemic year, parents especially have had their hands full. With a complete shift to online school, caretaking around the clock has dominated daily life for most. Dr. Josh Honaker, CEO & Founder of ParentMD & Honaker Health wants to make it easier …

Episode 26: Embracing Authentic Healthcare Leadership Being a leader in healthcare is not for the faint of heart. It requires grit and determination, and unlike many jobs, it doesn’t stop at 5 o’clock. That’s why today’s guest, John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, believes that healthcare leadership is not just a job or a …

Episode 25: Mental Health in Healthcare: Burnout, Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Because they are worried about the stigma associated with seeking help, health care professionals with mental health issues often refuse to seek treatment. The concern isn’t without merit. Certain states have wording in their license applications that allow them to discriminate against individuals who …

Episode 24: Connecting Healthcare Executives to Healthcare Solutions One of the best ways for healthcare leaders to gain knowledge and learn best practices is through conversations with their peers. However, it’s often difficult to arrange these types of conversations. Hays Waldrop, Founder and President of the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers, has made it his …

Episode 23 part 2: Cycle of Patient Care During a COVID Surge COVID causes tremendous downstream impact within a healthcare system. It means that healthcare professionals are working 24/7 to care for all the patients who come in. It means that treatment of other patients — for example, those who are chronically ill or who …

Episode 23 part 1: Cycle of Patient Care During a COVID Surge On an average day, there are usually 1,400 beds in operation across the Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida. During the first wave of COVID last summer, the hospital exceeded that capacity with 1,600 patients. Florida is now in the midst of another COVID wave. …

Episode 22: Focusing on Positivity & Optimism in Challenging Times Medical staff have been put through the ringer over the last year. Hospital systems have experienced economic challenges, a reduction in workforce, and of course, the continuing challenges related to COVID. With all that is going on, keeping morale high might seem like a gargantuan …