C-Suite Against Cancer

On a recent flight, I was perusing the in-flight magazine and was intrigued with the article by the above title, written by Stephanie Taylor.  In it, she asked Ronald Nelson, chairman and CEO of Avis Budget Group and a member of CEOs Against Cancer three questions.   One, in particular, caught my eye: “What are some of the anticancer initiatives you have implemented at Avis Budget?” Mr. Nelson responded with: “All of our facilities in the U.S. are now tobacco free.  If you are a smoker in our health care plan, you pay a premium.  If you don’t want to pay that premium, you have to agree to sign up for a smoking cessation program. 
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Employee Engagement & Service in Healthcare

In a recent article in Outpatient Surgery, Kenny Ellinger, RN, ADN, administrator of the Surgi-Center of Central Virginia in Fredericksburg, VA says, “Each interaction we have each day with patients and the members of their families has an impact. So it’s worthwhile for those interactions to be positive ones. ” Mr. Ellinger endorsed and encouraged this mindset since reading a motivational book his QA nurse brought him from a conference.inspired by one of our top rated speakers, Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary. Mr. Ellinger is working on getting the rest of his staff on board.
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