Nurse Executive Podcast

Nurse Executive Podcast

In the BRG Nurse Executive Podcast, we discuss improving patient care by advancing nursing leadership. BRG is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice and dispute consulting around the world to corporations, law firms, government agencies and financial institutions. For more, please visit ThinkBRG.com.

Episodes

July 16, 2024 27 mins

Nick Chmielewski speaks with Andrew Agwunobi, MD, MBA, chief executive officer at UConn Health. They discuss Dr. Agwunobi’s 2019 book An Insider’s Guide to Working with Healthcare Consultants, which offers his personal healthcare executive and consultant perspective on hiring and effectively utilizing consultants in the field. He elaborates on choosing the right consultant, negotiating price, and leading an engagement.

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Nick Chmielewski speaks with Kristen Geissler, MBA, MS, PT, CPHQ, a managing director in BRG’s Clinical Economics practice. They discuss how to identify and analyze quality, measures, and outcomes to make improvements within a health system, as well as how nurses can involve themselves in quality improvement initiatives.

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In this week’s episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Anna Valdez, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAADN, professor and chair of nursing at Sonoma State University and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. They discuss challenges of bias and racism in nursing and how to identify disparities that arise in the workplace.

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In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAADN, editor-in-chief of Teaching and Learning in Nursing journal and associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine. They discuss the benefits and precautions of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially when analyzing data and research. They also discuss Dr. Fontenot’s recent article in The Journal of Nursing Administration, “...

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In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, Read more

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Nick Chmielewski speaks with Linda Zieman, DNP, MM, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC,

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Nick Chmielewski welcomes back Jerry A. Mansfield, PhD, MS, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and system chief nursing executive at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. This episode was recorded in January 2024, shortly before Dr. Mansfield began his tenure at UTMB. They discuss collaboration among practice, education, and regulatory nurse leadership to better prepare, develop, and utilize nurse professionals and, ultim...

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Nick Chmielewski speaks with Jacob A. Miller, DNP, MBA, ACNP, ENP-C, CNS, NRP, FAEN, Clinical Educator (and former Flight Nurse Practitioner) at UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care in Cincinnati. They discuss emerging models of emergency medical services (EMS) pre-hospital and transport care utilizing physicians and advance practice providers.

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March 12, 2024 14 mins

Nick Chmielewski speaks with Paul Osborne, a managing director and leader of BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement pr...

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In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, Enterprise Director of Emergency Services at the University of Kentucky Healthcare, about leadership challenges with and initiatives to address workplace violence. They discuss approaches such as informing patients and visitors of their behavioral expectations on arrival, caregiver training, enhancing facility access con...

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February 20, 2024 24 mins

In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with James Ballinghoff, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and associate executive director at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. They discuss advancing nursing practice with technology, including predictive analytics tools and artificial intelligence, to improve efficiency, workflow, and outcomes for the staff and system overall.

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February 8, 2024 35 mins

In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Jerry A. Mansfield, PhD, MS, RN, NEA-BC, the new vice president and system chief nursing executive at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. They discuss executive leadership in a new organization. The episode was recorded shortly before Dr. Mansfield began his tenure at UTMB.

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January 31, 2024 14 mins

Nick Chmielewski speaks with Ellie Kruk, MHA, RN, NE-BC, vice president and chief nurse executive at Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital. They discuss strategies employed to implement a discharge lounge at Palos Hospital, which has reduced the average discharge process from four hours to less than one hour and Emergency Department left without being seen rates by 49 percent, among other successes. Find out more about the discharge...

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In the season 3 premiere, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Bill Orrell, MBA,

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December 28, 2023 21 mins

Nick Chmielewski speaks with Noreen Hudson, MSN, RN, BRG’s nursing team lead for perioperative services. They continue their conversation about the various departments comprising perioperative services. They discuss the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU); phases 1, 2, and 3 recovery; on-call coverage practices; and PACU boarding in the midst of hospital room capacity constraints.

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December 15, 2023 27 mins

Nick Chmielewski welcomes back Erik Martin, DNP, RN, CENP, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Norton Children’s Hospital. Erik reflects on his two-year term as president of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and ten continuous years of service on AONL’s board.

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November 30, 2023 24 mins

In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Andrew Agwunobi, MD, MBA, president of Home Solutions at Humana Inc Read more

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In this episode, Nick Chmielewski speaks with Matthew S. Howard,  DNP, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, CPN, FAEN, Director of Scholarship & Leadership Resources at Sigma. They discuss the differentiation between bullying and incivility, as well as key interventions to prevent and/or mitigate their occurrence in the healthcare environment.

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