June 15 2020
COVID-19 has uncovered horrendous deficiencies in many healthcare organizations in the USA. Among the MOST concerning for me, has been the blatant disrespect for nurses and other HC workers as they risk their lives caring for terminally ill patients, while being refused basic PPE and staffing support and then are threatened with loss of their jobs if they try to follow basic nursing policies. I knew this could NOT be the case everywhere in the country and in searching for CNO’s who put their nursing staff first I found my guests for this episode. Both are CNO’s for large healthcare organizations. Dr. Bob Dent mentored Dr. Kit Bredimus at Midland Hospital in Midland, TX until leaving for Emory Hospitals in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Bredimus became the new CNO at Midland Memorial Hospital. Both deeply believe in the concept of Culture of Ownership, taught by Joe Tye, a previous guest on the show. Every organization has a culture, that plays out in real time through the actions of each and every employee and leader, but ALL cultures are NOT the same.