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Give your YES to Acting with Courage!

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

It’s been a week full of thought-provoking conversations!

Dr. Letitia Anderson (Cardiologist & Chief of Staff, Sierra Medical Center) and I had the opportunity to explore the relationships between hospital systems and their community partners (such as local food banks) to promote population-based heart health. You’ll hear more from her soon!


Happy Heart Month!

I met with a broad spectrum of nurses, from nursing students to nurse practitioners, and team and executive leaders affiliated with Frontier Nursing University. These nurses shared the challenges they are experiencing, motivating their healthcare systems to go beyond lip service to meet nurses’ real-world needs for workplace equity and quality of life.



And finally, I had the chance to sit down with members of the board of the Nevada Physician Wellness Coalition. We put our heads together and began to think through strategies to build bridges between frontline physicians and executive healthcare administrators.

Without intending to, I met with executives, nurses, and physicians. These were separate meetings, but I would love to see us come together to hold space for these conversations across disciplines and institutions in the future.

Let’s get the conversation started!


Many women leaders I’ve interviewed for Menders have spoken about courage. But only one has researched women leaders and the development of courage in women and healthcare systems.

You are in for a treat this week!

Dr. Lucy Houghton shared fascinating insights on courage and why we don’t want our employees to need too much courage in our healthcare systems. Nope. Having courageous employees can reflect inadequate psychological safety. But having courageous leaders is an essential ingredient to happy and healthy healthcare institutions!




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