Featured Leader: Dan Ford, Patient Safety Advocate

Today we are pleased to begin featuring Dan Ford, who is a Patient Safety advocate. In today’s videos, Ford shares a little about his history and his personal life-changing experience that has led him to the important role of patient safety advocate.   In the first segment featured today we highlight the journey of Dan Ford’s […]

A Career to Love: 3 Healthcare Leaders Reflect on Their Careers

If you could have any position in the world, what would it be? How many of you are content in your current position? In today’s segments, three healthcare leaders answer this question and briefly reflect on their careers thus far. In the first segment, hospital president Traci Bernard reflects on her work experiences, both positive […]

Leadership Advice from 2 Successful Healthcare Executives

In today’s segments, two leaders from different organizations give valuable advice to aspiring healthcare leaders. Mentorship is a valuable tool, and we encourage you to heed the advice of these two successful leaders! In the first segment featured today, Mary Ellen Doyle, Corporate VP of Nursing Operations at Scripps Health, shares and expounds on 6 simple but powerful pieces […]

Leaders: Celebrate Your Team’s Achievements

In today’s segments, two healthcare executives discuss the importance of acknowledging and celebrating the successes of your team.  Truly great leaders understand the importance of teamwork and understand the benefits of an effective team for your organization. Geoff Brenner, president and CEO of TPC, and Tony Bohn, Chief HR Officer at Norton Healthcare, each take time […]

Scripps Health’s Mary Ellen Doyle on the Importance of Benchmarking

Today we revisit the interview with Mary Ellen Doyle, Corporate Vice President of Nursing Operations at Scripps Health in San Diego, California. The featured segment begins with AHL founder & CEO Dan Nielsen highlighting the danger of being too insular within the healthcare sector and neglecting to learn from other industries and fields. Doyle echos those observations, and notes that early […]

Leadership Strengths at Scripps Health and Norton Healthcare

Effective leadership is such a great benefit to any organization. While great leadership doesn’t necessarily guarantee success, the correlation between the two is present more often than not. In today’s featured segments, two healthcare executives discuss the leadership within their organization, as well as the results of this leadership. In the first segment, Dan Nielsen […]

The Importance of Unique Differences

In AHL founder Dan Nielsen’s newly released book, Be An Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower, the importance of your team and each team member’s unique differences are discussed often. Every person has a unique personality and particular strengths and weaknesses. This often means a diverse team is a well-rounded team able to accomplish goals more effectively. Today we […]

Northwell Health’s Commitment to Leader Development

Today we conclude the interview with Mark Solazzo, EVP and COO of Northwell Health. If you have missed any of the segments from this excellent interview, click here. In today’s featured segments Solazzo focuses on leadership development and Nothwell Health’s contribution to this critical area. AHL founder & CEO Dan Nielsen begins the first segment […]

Mark Solazzo: 4 Specific Areas of Focus and Responsibility

Every organization has vision, which requires focus in order to achieve. The focused pursuit of vision is what truly sets apart a successful organization from another. In today’s featured segment, Mark Solazzo, EVP & COO of Northwell Health, discusses his focused pursuit of Northwell’s vision and mission. According to the bio referenced in this clip, Mark Solazzo […]

Traci Bernard on Her Team at Texas Health Southlake

Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake, Texas, is a truly exceptional leader who values her team. “Family” is a word that is often used to describe the connection she feels with the people with whom she works day in and day out. Her genuine care and respect for her team […]

Mark Solazzo on Working at Northwell Health

Mark Solazzo has been with Northwell Health since 1995. Over this time he has been able to work within the leadership team to help set the organization up for success. In today’s segments, Solazzo discusses what he is most proud of at Northwell Health and the three things he enjoys most about his current role as […]

Two Healthcare Leaders on Healthcare Today

In today’s segments, we see two leaders’ perspectives on healthcare. Healthcare has witnessed a drastic amount of change in the last few years, and many leaders are being faced with different challenges as they embrace these changes and do what is best for their organizations. In the first segment, Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris […]

Healthcare Highlight – Chief Learning Officer

There are many essential roles to be filled in any healthcare organization. Today’s healthcare highlight will be on the position of Chief Learning Officer (CLO). We have been privileged to interview and feature a few leaders in this position, and have enjoyed their descriptions of their jobs and the roles they fill in their organizations.  Today’s featured segments […]

Leaders: Walk the Talk

Healthcare Leadership
December 15, 2016


While finishing the preparation for my upcoming book, Be an Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower, I’ve been reminded of the truth that words without action are useless. As American literary figure Ralph Waldo Emerson so eloquently stated, “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”

Don’t just learn what to say as a leader. Learn how to take action. Because when these two meet, true leadership is born.

Click here to read the full Healthcare Leadership article featured on the Journal of Healthcare Contracting blog.

Proactively Build Your Network

The job market has expanded and with this expansion comes the need for increased networking across both your own industry and others. Your network, whether it be a rolodex sitting on your desk, a filo-fax full of numbers or an array of Linkedin connections can help you when seeking new opportunities or just trying to […]