Chief Nurse Officers (CNO’s), Gay Landstrom Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FACHE – SVP and CNO of Trinity Health – and Kim Maguire RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, CENP – EVP and CNO at Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) in Chicago – join the “Leader Dialogue” co-hosts for this timely and relevant podcast.
The podcast topic is “Operating as One: Employee Empowerment and Seamless Handoffs”. Gay and Kim share their personal experiences and insights on this important topic, providing practical suggestions that can be applied immediately.
Gay Landstrom/Trinity Health
Gay Landstrom is responsible for advancing Trinity health system’s journey as a people-centered health system, moving forward their goals of top ten quality, zero harm, and exceptional experience across the care continuum. Landstrom also served executive vice president and CNO for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System in New Hampshire for three years and as interim CEO for one of its five hospitals.
Kim Maguire/Northwest Community Hospital
Kim Maguire leads the NCH nursing team, providing oversight, expertise, and leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality nursing service in an environment that promotes professional nursing practice. Kimberly has worked in healthcare for nearly 30 years in a variety of settings from homecare to industrial case management. The vast majority of her experience, however, has been spent in the acute care setting.
Roger Spoelman, DBA, MBA
Roger is a healthcare executive with more than 38 years of industry experience. He most recently served as interim CEO at Trinity Health Regional Systems in New England, Ohio, and Illinois at Loyola University Health System.
His tenure at Trinity Health included leading several hospital mergers, and later as regional executive for the corporation’s Mercy Health operations. He also is founder and executive sponsor of the Trinity Health Innovation Hub. In 2018, Roger oversaw the merger of International Aid Inc. and CURE International Inc., two organizations where he served on the Board of Directors for over a decade. He recently served as the President and CEO for CURE International Inc., which operates eight charitable hospitals in developing nations, and focuses on faith-based care that restores quality of life to pediatric patients with surgically treatable disabilities. Roger was appointed Chair of the BAMF Health board of directors in 2019. He is working closely with the company to achieve their patent-focused mission of bringing intelligence-based precision medicine to the world.
Roger is a co-host of the Baldrige Foundation Leader Dialogue program, and mentors and coaches’ numerous executives and assists organizations and their boards of directors with succession, strategy, and innovation.
Dr. Darin Vercillo, MD
Darin Vercillo co-founded ABOUT, drawing upon his expertise in developing and implementing medical information systems specifically designed to manage complex patient needs, medical education, and faculty and staff logistics. Darin provides clinical oversite and direction across all facets of ABOUT.
A board-certified hospitalist practicing in the Salt Lake City area, Darin also served as a clinical advisor and technical developer at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Previously to his work at ABOUT, Darin served as a physician knowledge engineer and interim Chief Medical Officer at TheraDoc.
Ben Sawyer, MBA, PT, OCS, LBB
Ben Sawyer is an ABOUT executive. He has more than 35 years of industry experience, most recently serving as CEO of SOAR Vision Group, and EVP of Care Logistics.
Ben started his healthcare career in 1985 as a Physical Therapist, focusing on sports medicine and orthopedics, and received his specialist certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 1997 from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
After securing his MBA, he moved into hospital administration, overseeing rehab, wellness, cardiac therapy, and occupational medicine services, specializing in team development and performance optimization. This expanded into a system leadership role overseeing performance and quality improvement. During that time Ben achieved his Lean Black Belt certification (LBB)
Ben has a gift for recognizing strategic gaps that can be turned into opportunities. For example, during the COVID-19 crisis he initiated national executive roundtables with the Baldrige Foundation via the Leader Dialogue program to help executives turn the pandemic disruption into an opportunity for improved collaboration and performance towards true Community Health beyond the walls of hospitals and to prioritize and coordinate action and resources.