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November 9, 2017
The Caring Provider Difference
Kimberly Carson, M.Ed.
Vice President, Client Services & Coach, Language of Caring, LLC

Yesterday I had a most unimpressive doctor visit. It left the patient in me feeling somewhat unsatisfied, and the patient experience professional in me disheartened. The experience was filled with missed opportunities to make me feel cared about as a human, knowledgeable about my own body and needs, and involved as a necessary part of my own care. I challenge you to think about how using advanced communication skills might make a difference to others, and help you feel more engaged and experience less burn-out.

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July 12, 2017
Mission-Driven Caring
Jill Golde, M.S.
Partner & SVP, Market Development, Language of Caring, LLC

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Catholic Health Assembly Conference: Building Bridges by Faith in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I presented the Language of Caring message as it applies especially to faith-based health organizations. I was inspired by how a focus on communicating compassion resonated with leaders who attended. It resonated with them personally and with their organizations’ missions.

I’d like to share a summary of key drivers and priorities for action that can help healthcare professionals express compassion so that it permeates their organizational culture.

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March 9, 2017
It Takes GUTS to be a Patient Experience Leader!
Kimberly Carson, M.Ed.
Vice President, Client Services & Coach, Language of Caring, LLC

Being a patient experience leader is an exciting and daunting role. You are expected to address concerns and satisfy patients and family members while at the same time effectively collaborating with staff of every variety and position, including senior leaders—all the while creating the often elusive “culture of caring”. Undeniably, this role, in its many shapes and forms, is one of the most important in healthcare, since it impacts not only the patient and family experience but also financial health, clinical outcomes, patient and staff safety, risk reduction, employee engagement, and the overall culture of the organization.

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February 14, 2017
Sustaining and Embracing Our Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers: Conversations We Need to Have
Jeremy R. Blanchard, M.D., MMM, CPE
Chief Medical Officer, Language of Caring, LLC

A call to action for leaders in healthcare and patient experience to develop a strategy to address how we can help physicians and APCs of different generations and levels of experience feel valued and recapture or sustain the joy of medical practice.

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