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Courageous Leadership in Healthcare
Gayle Lantz - Leadership Expert Gayle Lantz - Leadership Expert
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Dateline: Birmingham, AL
Thursday, December 1, 2022


The healthcare industry is facing many serious challenges, and healthcare executives are under tremendous pressure making critical decisions that impact people in their organizations and patients served.

The issues are complex and difficult to navigate: staff shortages, patient experience,  technology, cybersecurity, operational efficiency, budget constraints, DEI, employee burnout, etc.

But the best leaders remain optimistic. They continue their own learning to face the changing future. It takes courageous leadership. 

This episode highlights insights based on the 40th National Symposium for Healthcare Executives hosted at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB): Courageous Leadership for a Changing Future. 

Gayle Lantz interviews Dr. Katherine Meese to debrief highlights from the event and share key insights.

The take-aways are especially relevant for leaders in healthcare, but they apply to any leader who is facing extreme challenges–any leader who wants to be more courageous and make a positive impact in their own organization or industry.

Focusing on shared values and creating a culture of well-being is key.

 Katherine Meese, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at UAB the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as the Director of Wellness Research in the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness. Katherine has several years of industry experience encompassing work in ten countries on four continents, including management for a large academic medical center. 

Her work has been published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, Health Services Management Research, Journal of Health Administration Education, and various other journals. Her research interests are in well-being, burnout, team performance, quality and safety, and delivery models that enhance organizational learning.


UAB Department of Health Services Administration

About Dr. Katherine Meese

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