Iowa Hospital Association launched the Advanced Leadership Academy to support Iowa hospitals as they develop the next generation of leaders. The academy provides a blended approach to learning with six, in-person learning sessions combined with distance education over 12 months. IHA provides organizations with the opportunity to customize the academy to the needs of the participant and hospital.
Lynn Riesenberg, Director of Dialysis, RN, BSN, MBA, MA, recently completed the Advanced Leadership Academy program. This included learning projects and demonstrating a commitment to leadership excellence under the mentorship of Scott Ellis, Vice President of Patient Services. Besides the projects, students were asked to complete and submit summaries outlining descriptions, goals, and results of their projects with supplemental materials.
"This was a great program for leadership development and collaboration with all disciplines within the hospital leadership team. I benefitted from learning from others including CEO’s from across Iowa to help shape the healthcare landscape of tomorrow," said Lynn. "Curriculum based education while collaborating with Iowa Hospital Leaders helps to strategize and migrate through the ever changing healthcare landscape."
The academy’s curriculum includes:
- Advocacy leadership.
- Conflict management.
- Data for decision-making.
- Health care finance.
- Lessons about leadership.
- Medical staff and board relations.
"I'm proud of Lynn and the hard work she put into completing this program," said Scott Ellis, Vice President of Patient Services. "This IHA program has served her well and we look forward to Lynn's future leadership initiatives."
Participants completed improvement projects in their facilities and presented the results to other facilities at a recent livestream event. A summary of Lynn's project named Nursing Recruitment and Retention: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, can be found here on page 9.
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