Written with the help of contributing author Linda Robinson, MSN,RN, CPXP, Vice President of Clinical Excellence at MDM Healthcare
In a recent podcast episode of PX Space, Linda Robinson, MSN, CPXP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, MDM Healthcare, had the opportunity to speak with Annamari Dietrichson, a healthcare leader and the Continental Division Vice President of Patient Experience at HCA Healthcare. Annamari, who is also the Owner/Founder of Authentic Health & Wellness and an executive health coach, shared invaluable insights on how healthcare professionals can not only survive but thrive in this new era. The conversation centered around cultivating a breakthrough mindset and its profound impact on both staff and patients.
The Importance of Patient Experience and Employee Engagement:
Dietrichson emphasized the significance of patient experience and employee engagement, particularly in today's chaotic healthcare environment. She pointed out that while implementing various tactics such as nurse leader rounding and bedside shift reports are essential, they are ineffective without a team that is genuinely enthusiastic about their job. Dietrichson firmly believes that investing time in employee engagement is crucial, as it triggers a domino effect that positively influences every aspect of care delivery.
The Power of Genuine Listening:
According to Dietrichson, truly listening to patients is paramount, even when following scripted procedures like nurse leader rounding. Engaging in meaningful conversations and demonstrating a genuine commitment to understanding the patient's perspective can make a world of difference in the quality of care provided.
Flourishing as a Healthcare Leader:
Healthcare leaders face tremendous stress as they lead teams working tirelessly in a 24/7, 365-day environment. Dietrichson highlighted the importance of not allowing this stress to reflect on staff interactions. This is where her work as a health coach becomes invaluable. By promoting self-care, cultivating a breakthrough mindset, and prioritizing energy restoration, healthcare leaders can flourish despite the challenges they face.
Embracing a Breakthrough Mindset:
Dietrichson stressed the significance of adopting a breakthrough mindset, which involves challenging limiting beliefs and negativity. Many healthcare professionals enter the field fueled by passion and purpose, only to experience burnout. Dietrichson believes it is the responsibility of every healthcare leader to discover ways to thrive and create a positive impact on their teams and patients.
Journey PX: Transforming Care Delivery:
Journey PX is passionate about helping care teams, partners with them to transform care delivery models. The cutting-edge, cloud-based platform offers solutions that streamline clinical workflows and alleviate non-clinical tasks, saving clinicians time. One of the platform’s solutions, My Stay, provides patients access to a comprehensive library of educational videos tailored to their specific health needs. Nurses can support patients by assigning them individualized education plans, empowering them to become more informed and proactive about their care. Additionally, Journey PX Connect enables nurses to securely connect with patients via video, enhancing access to care, saving time, and reducing exposure risks.
Listen to the Full Podcast:
To delve deeper into Annamari Dietrichson's insights and expertise, tune in to the full PX Space podcast interview, available below.
Discovering ways to thrive as a healthcare professional is essential in today's demanding environment. By embracing a breakthrough mindset, prioritizing patient experience and employee engagement, and taking care of their well-being, healthcare leaders can create positive transformations for their teams and provide exceptional care to their patients.