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The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

A safe space, supporting healthcare providers' well-being so that they may better empower patient experiences.

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How Healthcare Providers Can Overcome Burnout Through Non-Clinical Careers, with John Jurica

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, a family physician with a long history of doing non-clinical work. John was part-time medical director for a family planning clinic and an occupational medicine clinic. He worked as part-time VP for Medical Affairs and full-time Chief Medical Officer at a nonprofit hospital south of Chicago, Illinois for 14 years (total). He left that job to partner with other investors to open an urgent care center, where he serves as medical director. In 2017, he started the weekly Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast, with 245 episodes so far. John is the co-founder of NewScript, a membership for licensed clinicians with a community, free live streams, and recorded videos, interviews, and other resources to help them thrive in today's healthcare environment, accessible on desktop or phone app. John now devotes most of his time to mentoring, coaching, and teaching physicians how to find and secure nontraditional jobs based on their medical backgrounds and knowledge of the healthcare system in the U.S. and abroad. John and I discuss his journey in healthcare, pivoting directions in his career, and what’s currently happening in the industry in terms of burnout & the pandemic.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How healthcare providers can overcome burnout by looking at non-clinical careers Pivoting career paths when you no longer feel aligned  The great resignation happening in healthcare right now & whether we should be concerned  Healthcare changes we’re seeing due to the pandemic & adaptations being made What NewScript is and how it’s bringing healthcare providers together  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://nonclinicalphysicians.com  New Script:  newscript.app  Free resource for listeners: 70 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: https://pnc-podcast.lpages.co/70-nonclinical-careers/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.jurica.7/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-jurica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnjurica2     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 17, 2022

How We Can Lead Ourselves Out of Day-to-day Conflict and Crises with Debra Woog, Crisis Navigation Partner

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Debra A. Woog, a Crisis Navigation Partner with 30+ years of experience as a leadership researcher, executive, and advisor. Debra’s career path has included conducting research at Harvard Business School, advising tech start-ups on People Strategy, and directing admissions and career development for the MIT dual-degree MBA program Leaders for Global Operations. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from Wellesley College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a trained mediator & ombudsman, and Brené Brown has certified her as a Dare to Lead professional. Debra speaks of the personal, professional, and business crises that can arrive without warning, quickly turning a well-managed life, team, or organization into a state of confusion and chaos. She guides women to the right messages, tools, and allies so they are able to lead their way to the best possible outcomes. Debra and I discuss her own journey of becoming a Crisis Navigation Partner and what that all entails, along with how we can lead ourselves out of conflict and crises that arise on a day-to-day basis.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How you can take a moment to reset yourself, and even your patients, in an acute crisis  What the differences are in navigating through a personal vs professional crises  How the pandemic has been affecting people mentally & the increase in burnout  What key takeaways she suggests to navigating life’s big challenges  How the ‘three C’s’ can help when you’re dealing with a crisis, or preparing for one  Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.connecttwo.com  ‘Preparing for Difficult Conversations’ Resource: https://connecttwo.pages.ontraport.net/DCTips Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecttwo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connecttwo  Twitter: @connecttwo   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connecttwo/      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 10, 2022

Setting the Truth Straight Around Disordered Eating & Clarifying Myths, with Dr. Cristina Castagnini, Eating Disorder Specialist

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Cristina Castagnini, a licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Cristina has also recovered from an eating disorder herself, and now treats clients with eating disorders in her private practice. Coming from both the personal and professional perspective, she started a podcast, Behind the Bite, to help those who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image issues.  Cristina and I discuss her own personal story of overcoming an eating disorder, and how this has led her to helping others going through similar experiences and creating a healthier relationship with food.  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How you can better support someone who might be struggling with an eating disorder but not ready to disclose this What trigger warnings might affect someone who is dealing with or overcoming an eating disorder Myths and misinformation around eating disorders such as never being able to fully recover from disordered eating The many factors that go into diagnosing an eating disorder and how you can’t diagnose or assume someone’s health status from just their physical appearance  How she has adjusted from receiving treatment for an eating disorder to now focusing on helping others who have eating disorders, disordered eating, or body image issues Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: www.freedomtowellness.com  Podcast: www.behindthebitepodcast.com  Instagram: @behindthebite  Facebook: @drcastagnini     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
May 3, 2022

How to Protect Patient Information & Prevent a Security Breach, with Amy Wood of Copper Penny Consulting

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Amy Wood, the CEO of Copper Penny Consulting, LLC. She is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and coach. Amy lives with her husband and 3 daughters in Santa Rosa, California. She has a background in Healthcare Information Technology and has spent the last decade as a HIPAA Educator, Risk Assessor, and Data Breach Consultant. Out of the over 200 data breach investigations she’s consulted on, her clients have received ZERO fines and ZERO patient lawsuits. Her superpower is taking your boring, everyday compliance course and turning it into an entertaining and educational conversation. Her goal is to educate as many people as she can so she doesn’t HAVE to do data breach investigations (although she is there to help if you ever find yourself in one!) Amy and I discuss her personal story of a data breach, and how this has led her into the technology field and area of security, to help others prevent this from happening to them, or their business. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What the difference is between security and privacy when it comes to patient health information Why there is a growing concern about security in the healthcare space and why we are vulnerable to this  What you can be doing to protect your own information and your patient's information How a disconnect in communication can affect the security of your organization’s information  How you can prevent breaches in both a clinical or a private practice    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://www.copperpennyconsulting.com  Instagram: @copperpennyconsulting Facebook: Copper Penny Consulting, LLC LinkedIn: Copper Penny Consulting, LLC  Innovative Women in Healthcare Book: ​​www.amazon.com/Innovative-Women-Healthcare-Exceptional-Leadership/dp/1637921713      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 26, 2022

Ways to Begin Transforming a Negative Outlook to a More Optimistic One During Difficult Times in Healthcare

With the great resignation happening in healthcare right now, it can be easy to see how the healthcare system is failing and focus on the negatives. However, in this week’s solo episode, I’m going to be focusing on how we can change this outlook to a more optimistic, solutions-focused one, even during difficult times. I share 4 key reflections to begin transforming your belief into a more hopeful one, and focusing on the areas that you do have control over, and can make a difference in. I recommend we take a look at the future of the healthcare system, and how we can make that vision come to life.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What 4 steps you can be taking to make an optimistic shift in your outlook The power of focusing on your strengths and how to identify them Why it’s important to give yourself grace during this demanding time How to transform your belief into an optimistic and solutions-focused one    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!     Resources    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 
April 19, 2022

How stress Impacts Our Wellbeing and Our Relationship to Food, with Registered Dietitian and Emotional Eating Expert, Cassie Christopher

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Cassie Christopher, Registered Dietitian, Emotional Eating Expert and owner of Cassie Christopher Health Coaching. She graduated with a Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University and specializes in helping women in midlife and beyond find the Courage to Trust themselves around food and make the supportive eating choices that bring them health and happiness. Cassie helps women stop the cycle of all-or-nothing dieting-to-emotional-eating so they can develop a supportive relationship with food, their body and their health, so they can eat with joy instead of eating to seek joy.  Cassie and I discuss her personal story of emotional eating, how she identified it, and how self-love & trusting yourself is key to overcoming it. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What emotional eating is, how to identify it, and how we can begin to heal from it The concept of out of alignment eating & all or nothing dieting He culture of eating in healthcare and trends she’s seen in the past  How stress impacts our well-being & eating habits  Steps you can take today to be more proactive with emotional eating    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: cassiechristopher.net  Get her free roadmap, "You're done with dieting but still want to heal emotional eating": https://cassiechristopher.click/emotionaleatingroadmap Facebook: facebook.com/cassiechristopherRD Instagram: @CassieChristopherRD Join her private FB group: facebook.com/groups/emotionaleatingandwomensweightloss     Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co
April 12, 2022

The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

This is a safe space where host, Jennifer George, invites healthcare providers to unapologetically be themselves after the working day. Each week, she shares ideas and guests to help transform your stress to success and fulfillment and create the best patient experiences.
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Jennifer George

Jennifer George

Jennifer George is an author, speaker, podcaster, and compassion-focused physiotherapist with vast experience in the private and public sectors of care. At the onset of her career, she became a caregiver to her chronically ill father.

Her personal experiences helped shape her professional practice and led to writing her award-winning book, Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (2019).

She is a mentor to future and current health providers on discovering their purpose, achieving fulfilment, and creating empowered patient experiences.

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