Navigating Healthcare with Endurance - David Schreiner - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 038

Today’s guest has over 30 years of healthcare experience and is the author of his first book, Be The Best Part of Their Day, which will be published on January 16th! Introducing David Schreiner, Ph.D., President & CEO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital. David partners with host Gregory McDonough to share some personal takeaways on how to be present with your team, being adaptable in times of crisis, and how he encourages mental health awareness in the workplace. He also delves into maintaining momentum and achieving success. It’s a wonderful and insightful episode you don’t want to miss! 

  • David emphasizes multifaceted effective leadership, stressing personal connection, diverse engagement, and unwavering mission focus. This integrated approach fosters authentic leadership, deepening understanding among team members.
  • David, drawing from endurance sports, highlights the professional benefits of an endurance mindset. Cultivated over years, it provides resilience for adeptly navigating challenges and sustaining energy crucial for enduring professional success.
  • The COVID-19 impact underscores adaptability's vital role in healthcare management. Leaders must remain flexible, ensuring quality care despite unforeseen challenges affecting organizational dynamics, finances, and worker well-being.
  • Recognizing the need for balance, David advocates 'four tens' work days for employee recovery in athletics and leadership. This strategy prevents burnout, fostering sustained productivity and engagement.
  • In mental health advocacy, David underscores normalizing help-seeking across diverse fields, destigmatizing discussions. His proactive stance envisions a workplace culture promoting holistic well-being and empowering individuals to prioritize mental health without fear of judgment.
Quote of the Show:
  • "The only way you get to great patient engagement is through great employee engagement." - David Schreiner


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Creators and Guests

Gregory McDonough
Gregory McDonough
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.
Navigating Healthcare with Endurance - David Schreiner - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 038
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