SPS Talk

Children’s Hospitals Overcoming System-Level Barriers by Leading the Way and Aligning: Physicians Play an Important Role

January 2, 2019

We encourage you to listen to this 11-minute podcast with Dr. Leslie Jurecko, Vice President for Quality, Safety, and Experience at Spectrum Health, a nonprofit health system with 15 hospitals, a physician group, and health plan in Michigan. Dr. Jurecko is also a practicing Pediatric Hospitalist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, which is the children’s hospital within the larger Spectrum System. In this podcast, Dr. Jurecko provides concepts to reflect on and engagement strategies you can utilize to align your children’s hospital with the larger system and yet still create great improvement work at the local level. For your children’s hospital within a system to get to the ideal state, she shared that “hard work and improved outcomes locally will pave your future to easier success in the larger system.” Listen to this podcast today to learn specific strategies you can use to overcome common barriers that children’s hospitals within systems face!