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Winter Update | February 2010

January, 2010 finds us in a place that seems all too familiar – wondering what health care reform will look like, awaiting information on medical homes, trying to understand ARRA issues in a manner that will allow us to move forward confidently.

We recognize that you, as health care leaders, must continue to move forward.  Regardless of change or simply awaiting change you are charged with running the business, caring for patients and staff and making health care work. 

Financial pressures, limited resources, increased management responsibilities – these are challenges that call for a Third OptionSM – Experienced Resources.  We match you with talented health care executives ready to deliver creative solutions and the know-how that comes with decades of experience in health care delivery.   Whether you face a critical project deadline or an interim leadership gap, we have the perfect (short-term) partner to add depth and maturity to your own management team.  You show us the need, and we will provide you with a leader to help move you toward more profitable patient care.

Meet Our Talent

Mary Farr truly cares about health care and this compassion and passion contributes to her success as a marketing professional at Experienced Resources.   Currently, Mary is serving on her first assignment as interim Chief Marketing Officer for a health care system in western Minnesota. 

Mary’s past experience includes serving as Interim Executive Director of Communications for the Minnesota Senior Federation, Director of Communications for Uniprise and Director of Chaplaincy for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  Mary brings a strong background in branding, marketing and communications and has been formally recognized for her work by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Among her many investments in our community and its healthcare, Mary was a six-year member of the medical ethics committees for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and a member of Children’s Critical Incident Debriefing Team.  In addition, she is the author of a number of books including Seeking Peace in a Violent World (Augsburg Press) and If I could Mend your Heart (Book Peddlers Minneapolis).

Mary states that the best part of working for Experienced Resources centers on “the organization’s interest and ability to match client and executive.   You are so careful in your support of both the client and the talent and have a consistently genuine process.  You are equally invested in the client and the talent.”

In the News

The October 28, 2009 issue of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal included an article entitled “LRH appoints interim chief marketing officer”.  This article highlighted the relationship between Lake Region Healthcare and Experienced Resources in placing Mary I. Farr in an interim position to lead the system’s marketing strategy and communications efforts.  To read the article in its entirety, click here.

In the Field

January, 2010 finds our executives serving in a variety of interim positions, including the following:

Clinic Administrator
Chief Marketing Officer
Clinic Director of Nursing
Vice President of Human Resources
Board Retreat Planning and Facilitation
Physician Coaching
Process Improvement Team Lead
Payer Contract Analysis
EMR Implementation

Click here to view our Project Portfolio

Experienced Resources in the Community

Mary Christensen, President and Co-founder, will present at the Minnesota Medical Group Management Association’s Winter Conference in St. Paul on March 3, 2010.  Mary’s topic will be the fourth annual survey completed by Experienced Resources, Leadership Perspectives on Health Care, 2010.  These comprehensive surveys have come to be recognized as unique and keen barometers of the challenges, concerns and trends faced by MN health care leaders.

Mary Christensen will serve as a panelist at the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity on March 18, 2010.  The panel’s topic is Mature Workers: Leveraging Skills, Knowledge and Talent.  The two-day event, in its 22nd year, is presented by the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas and in partnership with the Twin Cities chapter of the National Black MBA Association is entitled Securing the D&I Future: Evolving Strategies, Meaningful Outcomes and will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 17 and 18, 2010. 

Judy Beck, Edith Swiatek and Mary Christensen attended the January Women’s Health Leadership Trust event held in partnership with Life Science Alley.  More than 200 women health care leaders were present at Boston Scientific for "How Women Leaders Thrive”.

This newsletter is intended to be interactive, and we welcome your input.  If you have suggestions for topics or would like to submit an article, please feel free to send us your thoughts to info@FlexGeneration.com.  The goal is to provide content from a wide variety of health care sources including Experienced Resources’ talent and clients.

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