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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2 Book Recommendations for Leadership Excellence

Looking for a unique gift for a fellow colleague this holiday season? Today we revisit two segments featuring two wonderful leadership books. Each of these books comes highly recommended and is a valuable asset for any leader to have in their possession. In the first segment, Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health and […]

Key Lessons from Traci Bernard

In today’s featured interview segments, Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, shares a little about what she’s learned on her healthcare journey and her passion for her current role. Asked to share some of the greatest lessons she’s learned in her career, Bernard responded with 6 key things: Be true to yourself […]

Traci Bernard & Bruce Brandes: Habits for Success

Renowned author and speaker Brian Tracy once stated, “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” What a true statement! In today’s segments we hear from two healthcare leaders as they talk about the habits that have helped lead them to greater success: Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Bruce Brandes, founder and CEO of Lucro. Our […]

Hospital President Traci Bernard on Leadership

Today we’re revisiting 3 excellent segments from last year’s interview with Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake, TX. Through the many different leadership roles she’s held during her career, Bernard has developed some excellent insights on leadership. In the first segment, Bernard lists some of the qualities and attributes she believes are most important to […]

Company Values and Their Impact on Hiring

During each interview we have had the pleasure of conducting and featuring on AHL, the topic of company values comes up a lot—especially in terms of the impact they have on hiring. When the values are inconsistent between the company and the employee other issues arise, and both the company and the employee suffer. The segments featured […]

Leadership Advice from 3 Highly Successful Leaders

Whether you are a young aspiring leader or have been in a leadership role for decades, you can always learn from the wisdom and perspectives of highly successful leaders. Today we are featuring some great advice from 3 such leaders: Chris Van Gorder, Mike Williams, and Traci Bernard. In the first segment, Chris Van Gorder, […]

To the Top: How 2 Senior Healthcare Leaders Advanced Their Careers

Today we are revisiting two fascinating interview segments in which the featured leaders talk about their careers and how they made it to the top in the healthcare industry. In the first segment, hospital president Traci Bernard describes her mindset when it came to advancing her career: “I started out in nursing and loved nursing, but […]

Senior Leaders on the Importance of Work-Life Balance

Another summer of vacations and family fun is coming to a close. While traditionally the end of summer might be when a lot of people really buckle down and focus more on work, the truth is that a healthy work-life balance should be a priority year round. Today we are revisiting a couple excellent segments […]

America’s Healthcare Leaders founder & CEO Dan Nielsen sits down with Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, for an in-depth, one-on-one interview [conducted and filmed in June 2015]. 

Prefer to watch selected segments from the interview? Click here to browse through the segments.

Traci Bernard’s Excitement for the Future of Healthcare

Today we’re featuring two final segments excerpted from the interview with Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake, Texas. In these segments Bernard shares some of her passion and excitment for healthcare, including some specific opportunities she sees for the future. She begins by talking about how hospitals have long been in the business […]

Traci Bernard on JV Hospitals and Her Board of Directors

In today’s featured interview segments, Traci Bernard talks about the characteristics and benefits of physician-owned joint venture hospitals like the one she leads, Texas Health Southlake, as well as the specific qualities of her own hospital’s board of directors. She begins by countering some of the “bad rap” that JV hospitals have, and explains, “We’re accredited […]

Traci Bernard Shares 8 Perspectives and Pieces of Advice for Other Leaders

This week we return to the interview with Traci Bernard, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake, Texas. In today’s featured video segment Bernard shares some of the wisdom and leadership insights she’s gained over the course of her career. She makes and expands upon the following 8 statements and pieces of advice, which all […]