Tag Archives: Serious Mental Illness

Healthcare Leaders: Is Your BHAG as Humbling as El Capitan?

At the recent Healthcare Analytics conference in Salt Lake City, Good to Great author and leadership guru Jim Collins, who coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG), inspired us with an amazing story of grit and determination. He recounted … Continue reading

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Developing the Strategy

RI International (formerly Recovery Innovations) is strengthening its core mission with a clear vision and road-map. “Disturbative” and “Deep Change.” These were the two key words that fifteen members of the RI International leadership team considered as we convened for a two-day … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Conferences

“It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” So begins Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” and in the case of behavioral health conferences, the cities were Orlando for the electrifying National Council and Atlanta for the soulful … Continue reading

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RISE Awards!

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care hosted the first annual RISE Awards at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona this morning to celebrate Resilience, Innovation, Service and Empowerment in the transformation of the behavioral healthcare system. There was … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Boarding: One State’s Journey to Recovery

Ask any group of behavioral health leaders about their recent personal experiences with Emergency Departments (EDs), and you will invariably hear complaints about waiting. I have queried audiences a number of times and the common word uniting their complaints is … Continue reading

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Igniting Hope with Recovery Education

Nelson Mandela believed the catalyst for a better future was learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Equipped with the right tools, the disenfranchised and disabled become engaged and empowered. Hope is … Continue reading

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Zero Suicide Goes to… Washington?

Let’s dream for a moment. It’s early 2016 and the Get Ready for Hillary campaign is storming the country. In a press conference, her running mate announces a bold and innovative healthcare initiative that will comprise an important component of … Continue reading

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