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The Healing Power of Art, Music, and Surrounding Spaces

What is the impact of art and music on patient experience and staff well-being? Can a view of nature improve the healing process? Which types of noise stressors have been shown to cause fatigue in ICU nurses? This SoundPractice podcast episode offers answers to questions like these and covers many other aspects of how the spaces that surround us can help or hinder health and wellness. Our guests are Esther Sternberg, MD, of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and Lauren Rabb, Curator of Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program.   Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program (including the portfolio of its art collection) Books by Esther Sternberg, MD: Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science of Connecting Health and Emotions. Information about Visual Thinking Strategies Lauren Rabb, Curator, Healing Art Program at Tucson Medical Center: [email protected] ​Esther Sternberg, MD, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, [email protected]  Can Art Help Heal? Video of Dr. Esther Sternberg presentation University of Arizona’s Institute on Place, Wellbeing, and Performance and Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine  
July 29, 2020

How to Build Leadership Skills in Your Newly Hired Physicians

For physician executives and healthcare administrators, growing new doctors into great leaders is a key mission. In this no-nonsense podcast interview, Cheryl Toth interviews Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN, the Founder of SpineSearch, LLC, on proper onboarding and integration of new physicians into the healthcare organization, techniques to build a new recruit’s leadership skills, and pitfalls to avoid.  Nicola Hawkinson has had vast experience in retaining and developing young physicians and she is here to share her philosophy with our SoundPractice listeners.  Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN CEO and Founder, SpineSearch [email protected]  
July 17, 2020

Physician-Led Healthcare Reform: A New Approach to Medicare for All

The discussion of healthcare is part of any presidential election cycle. Given the impact of Covid-19 and the number of Americans who have healthcare insurance connected to employment, this discussion will be amplified as we enter the 2020 election cycle.  This month, the AAPL will publish Ken Terry’s new book, Physician-Led Healthcare Reform:  A New Approach to Medicare for All. Ken Terry has been writing about the healthcare field for more than 25 years. As a senior editor at Medical Economics from 1993-2007, he covered all aspects of medical practice business, focusing especially on managed care and health information technology.  SoundPractice hosts Cheryl Toth and Mike Sacopulos interviewed Ken Terry about his compelling and timely new book, one that puts physicians at the top of leadership and decision-making surrounding healthcare delivery and reimbursement models.  Ken Terry’s new book:  Physician-Led Healthcare Reform:  A New Approach to Medicare for All, publishes July 10, 2020.https://shop.physicianleaders.org/collections/all/products/physician-led-healthcare-reform-a-new-approach-to-medicare-for-all  Ken Terryhttps://physicianledreform.com/  
July 8, 2020

Leading Well from Within with Dr. Daniel Friedland

Dr. Daniel Friedland is an expert on the science and practice of high-performance leadership and resiliency.  He is also the author of the best-selling book, “Leading Well from Within:  A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.” In this inspiring SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth (Tothie) interviews Dr. Friedland on how physicians can adopt a mindset of openness, kindness, and curiosity.  In this time of uncertainty and doubt, stemming from Covid-19, he provides practical ways to stay focused on the important things – the critical role of physician leader and the capacity of physicians to elevate those around them. Using principles of evidence-based neuroscience to discuss the basis of conscious leadership, Danny Friedland provides great takeaways on how physician leaders can inspire their teams. Daniel Friedland, MDhttps://supersmarthealth.com/ [email protected] @friedlandmd https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Well-Within-Neuroscience-Mindfulness-Based/dp/0997853808  
June 17, 2020

Public Libraries as Healthcare Providers

Professor Mary Grace Flaherty, author of “Promoting Individual and Community Health at Your Library,” has extensive experience with libraries providing health information to the general public. This fascinating episode focuses on the many services that libraries provide and how health systems can partner with libraries to promote health and improve outcomes. Mike Sacopulos and Cheryl Toth also cover the role of public libraries in distinguishing poor and misleading health information.   https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/promoting-individual-and-community-health-library  
June 10, 2020

Pivoting, Tapping Out or Trading Up: Physicians Transitioning to Nonclinical Careers

We have all seen the statistics on physician burnout. We all know of physicians that have changed course mid-career. Moving away from a clinical practice is not something to be done without planning. Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH has written, “50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care." This episode of SoundPractice examines career options and motivations for change with Dr. Stacy. If you are planning a career change or know someone who is, join us for some long term strategic planning! Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPHhttps://shop.physicianleaders.org/collections/books/products/50-nonclinical-careers-for-physicians-fulfilling-meaningful-and-lucrative-alternatives-to-direct-patient-care  @LookForZebrashttps://www.linkedin.com/company/lookforzebras/ www.lookforzebras.com  
May 27, 2020

SoundPractice

SoundPractice, hosted by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, delivers practical information and fresh perspectives for physician leaders and those running healthcare systems. Physician advocates Michael Sacopulos, JD (healthcare attorney, author, speaker) and Cheryl Toth, MBA (business writer, speaker - former practice consultant and healthcare tech executive) bring you the best thought leaders, crisp humor, and pithy tips to help your healthcare organization thrive.
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Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA, is a professional development leader, trainer, and content creator. Her passion is empowering physicians and practice teams to achieve goals, improve performance, and enjoy their work.

She brings 25 years of practice management consulting, training, healthcare technology leadership, and content development to her projects.

Cheryl has a BS, Music from Western Michigan University and an MBA, Finance from Loyola University Chicago. She received coaching training from Erickson College. A distance runner and life-long learner, Cheryl enjoys culinary, visual, and performing arts, loves to travel, and aspires to speak Spanish fluently.
Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Mike is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community in order to identify where liability risks originate, and reduce or remove these risks. Mike’s unlawyerlike pragmatism and clever wit make him a sought after speaker by national specialty societies MGMA national and state chapters, and trade associations.

Mike is General Counsel for Medical Justice Services where he is tasked with keeping the organization’s members out of meritless lawsuits. In a fit of madness, Mike agreed to work with a Lloyd’s of London firm, to write the first cyber insurance product designed exclusively for healthcare industry.

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