A podcast on ideas shaping the future of healthcare.
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Healthcare consumers, providers, and advocates — this series is for you. Health and wellness should be everyone’s top priority. It’s a dynamic topic, sensitive to a vast array of factors from a local to an international scale. The healthcare industry is at the forefront of everyday life and, hopefully, on the cusp of a renaissance. We’re glad you’ve joined us for this podcast that explores the ideas shaping healthcare. Subscribe today!
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Carbon Neutrality Considerations for Healthcare Facilities
What can hospitals do now to be well positioned for continued success in reaching carbon neutrality? Greg Hudson and Michael Scruggs from RMF Engineering join Minta in the studio to discuss tips and best practices for this long-term initiative.
The recent growth of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, coupled with an updated “approved procedures list,” and focus on patient experience, fuels changes in their design and operation. In this episode, Minta interviews Michelle Fortune, CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital, a critical access hospital in North Carolina. Fortune has an extensive history in the successful implementation and operation of ASC’s; join us as we explore the benefits, considerations, and strategies behind successful ACS’s.
The nursing profession is fast-paced, multi-faceted, and can be adrenaline-driven. Minta hosts Leslie Ravan, Senior Lecturer at Clemson University’s School of Nursing, for a discussion on modern nursing education programs. As a practicing nurse for over 17 years, Ravan is also a certified nursing simulation educator. She teaches nursing students critical thinking skills through web-enhanced training and her main area of focus is creating blended methods for best practice in delivering a simulated nursing education.
This conversation covers how nursing education is evolving. Advancements in technology are enhancing the human interaction and mentorship components that nursing programs still rely on. Stereotypes commonly associated with the nursing profession are being challenged and disproven–especially when looking at industry trends over the last 5 years. We hope you enjoy this insider’s take on modern nursing education. Thanks for listening!
Bridging the Gap Between Construction, Technology, and Clinical Operations
In this episode, host Minta Ferguson talks with Ali Hobbs, Project Manager for CBRE’s Facility Activations Solutions Team. We’re always interested in new healthcare technology tools for facility activation and planning. The tech addressed here actually emerged during COVID and is on the forefront of forging the way to help healthcare facilities be more successful in the future. Thanks for joining us!
Behavioral Health and its Integration into Primary Care + Telehealth
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already severe mental health crisis in the US. Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation in January of 2021 showed the behavioral health clinicians can only meet 27% of the mental health needs across the country. While the shortage of medical professionals is not limited to this field, no other specialty has such a huge supply/demand imbalance as behavioral health. In this episode, host Minta Ferguson speaks with Martha Whitecotton, Senior VP of Atrium Health’s Behavioral Health Services. Ms. Whitecotton shares innovative and forward-thinking ways of integrating behavioral health into primary care and telehealth services.
Minta is also joined by Meredith Letendre, a Senior Strategist for McMillan Pazdan Smith Advisors. Letendre creates customized data analytics that justify facility asset decisions.
Facilities or clinicians looking for effective ways to address the behavioral health shortage, or consumers interested to know what mental health options are out there, should find some good takeaways and real-life examples from this episode.
When the hospital C-suite or Facility Managers look at their master plan or a feasibility study, they sometimes wonder, “can we go vertical somewhere?” It’s a decision that, when done the right way for the right reasons, can have excellent patient and community benefits–as well as being a smart long-term investment. In this episode, Minta Ferguson, AIA, Director of Planning for McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture talks with guest Deon Lewis, Executive Director of CaroMont Health and Lisa Yagla, AIA, Associate Architect about how an aligned team can use some creative ways to design for flexibility and prepare for the unknown.
This open discussion about a current on-going project reveals the critical success factors and benefits of vertical expansion. Thanks for listening!
We’re on the verge of experiencing significant advancements to the Healthcare space, and we want to give you a front row seat to discover the ideas that are driving the future of Healthcare now.
To pull back the curtain on Healthcare today, Minta Ferguson, Healthcare Architect and Director of the Strategic Facility Planning group, McMillan Pazdan Smith Advisors hosts a series of conversations with Healthcare stakeholders who are working to elevate environments of care in their communities. It’s exciting work, with new data and innovations being employed all the time.
Join us, as we explore and reveal the ideas shaping Healthcare.
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