An Interview with Dan Nielsen

Today we are pleased to feature selected segments from an interview with America’s Healthcare Leaders founder and CEO, Dan Nielsen. Nielsen is usually the one conducting the interviews we feature on AHL, but this time he’s the one in the hot seat! We welcome instead to the interviewer’s chair guest Emily Sirkel, Nielsen’s coauthor and […]

Why Healthcare Needs Inspirational Leaders and How to become One

AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen was privileged to recently be interviewed and featured in an article by Becker’s Hospital Review, during which he speaks on the important topic and focus of his latest book, Be An Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower. In the article, written by Tamara Rosin, Nielsen shares three ways in which inspirational leaders promote engagement […]

Dan Ford on Patient Safety: If the Cubs Can Win, So Can We!

In today’s featured video, patient safety advocate Dan Ford shares one more “ah ha” moment as Dan Nielsen, Founder and CEO of America’s Healthcare Leaders, thanks him for sharing his passion with us in this interview, which has been featured over the past several weeks. Dan Nielsen begins this segment by giving his sincere thanks […]

Dan Ford: Lessons Learned from Medical Errors and Personal Tragedy

In today’s featured segments, patient safety advocate Dan Ford talks about the lessons he’s learned from his experience with medical errors that resulted in personal tragedy. In the first segment AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen praises Ford’s commitment to turn his experience with tragic medical errors into positive change in the healthcare industry. Ford credits the […]

Dan Ford: Advice for Healthcare Leaders

In today’s video, patient safety advocate Dan Ford shares some advice with healthcare leaders when facing difficult times. In this video Ford shares some advice for healthcare leaders, including: How can we provide quality care if we don’t have a base for safe care? Patients should be at the center of everything done at their healthcare organization. We […]

Dan Ford on Values & How Patients Should be Treated

In today’s videos, patient safety advocate Dan Ford shares how he and his family were treated through their medical tragedy versus how he wished they had been treated. He also talks about his values and foundation of faith, and shares some things we could all learn through his family’s ordeal. In the first video Ford shares how […]

Dan Ford: A Patient Advocacy Journey

In today’s videos, Dan Ford shares more specifics about how he became a patient safety advocate and the hot buttons he believes everyone should know and be aware of if a safety issue arises. In the first video Ford discusses how this was a “do it yourself journey” planting seeds for constructive change. That effort […]

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 […]

Leaders Are People Too: A Look at the Lighter Side of 2 Leaders

While many senior leaders deal with demanding work schedules, they also try to attain healthy work-life balance. In today’s segments, we hear from Geoff Brenner and Marc Reynolds on what they enjoy doing outside of their careers. In the first segment Geoff Brenner, president of TPC, talks about the importance his family plays in his life and […]

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 […]

3 Resource Recommendations for CLOs

Carlos Arce, former Chief Learning Officer at Billings Clinic, offers three resource recommendations for Chief Learning Officers and anyone seeking to be more successful within their organizations. We have the benefit of access: access to information, knowledge, individuals, and a vast amount of resources. This access can be a valuable tool—but only if used! In the segment […]

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 […]

Be An Inspirational Leader

Inspirational leadership truly influences the people it touches—without coercion or false pretenses. AHL founder and CEO Dan Nielsen writes about this in his newly released book, Be An Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower. As he explains in the book, inspirational leadership is the most effective way to lead any organization. Today we look at two interview segments that touch on what […]