4 Common Emergency Department Culture Issues and How to Fix Them

4 Common Emergency Department Culture Issues and How to Fix Them

No matter the performance issue an emergency department faces, the solution to that issue is invariably culture change. When an emergency department leader focuses on culture first and aligns the team around a culture of service, performance improves.  

Civility: The Most Important Clinical Leadership Trait

Civility: The Most Important Clinical Leadership Trait

Kindness is contagious, and unkindness is perhaps even more contagious. The ripple effect of the culture of your team—the way you treat one another—touches every single aspect of your business from physician retention and patient experience, to operational efficiency and patient outcomes. 

9 Important Issues Hospitalists Should Discuss with ED Counterparts

9 Important Issues Hospitalists Should Discuss with ED Counterparts

In my experience as a hospitalist, I have found that there are a few key issues that are crucial to discuss with my ED counterparts. This is a list of the most common issues to address that help foster smoother transitions of care.

Teamwork Culture in Emergency Departments Improves Care Quality and Team Morale

Teamwork Culture in Emergency Departments Improves Care Quality and Team Morale

This department had a culture issue that was woven tightly into the traditional culture of healthcare delivery. It is one I felt strongly about unraveling: hierarchal, top-down leadership.

The Transformative Power of Clinical Mission Work

The Transformative Power of Clinical Mission Work

Dr. Gicheru knew that emergency medicine would be challenging and that burnout was common. But he was determined to find an outlet that would reinvigorate him, anchor him, and give him a deeper sense of purpose. He found his answer when he began participating in non-profit clinical mission work with colleagues.