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2019 Customer Experience Collaborative recap: What can healthcare learn from Zappos.com?

In April, 36 healthcare leaders gathered in Las Vegas to see what an online shoe retailer had to teach them. At any other point in history, that sentence would be absurd. Today, it’s quite the opposite.  Zappos.com, after all, has become one of today’s standard-bearers for excellence in customer service. For NRC Health’s inaugural Customer Experience Collaborative, health-system VPs, CMOs, CEOs, and presidents from across the country—and across the continuum of care—convened at the Zappos.com Las Vegas campus to...

Executive Q&A with Linda Givens, Patient Care Executive CNO at Adventist Health Howard Memorial Hospital

Strong customer loyalty not only helps organizations grow; it ensures their survival. As with any business, returning customers mean more dollars for an organization’s bottom line. For many reasons, a hospital with loyal patients is a more cost-effective business, and one with more of an opportunity to meet the expectations of their clientele. Loyal patients already know how to navigate a facility or a process. Their expectations of what kind of care or advice they will be getting were...

Healthcare leaders: Here’s how to recruit—and retain—Generation Z

With this fuller understanding of Gen Z’s expectations, it becomes clear how health leaders should approach recruiting and retaining them. They should strive to create the workplace culture Gen Z is looking for, while simultaneously allaying their fears about an uncertain future.Easier said than done. But here are a few important steps to emphasize, in order to secure Gen Z’s enthusiasm.

“Owning the experience:” Using Real-time to rally clinicians at Riley Hospital For Children

When leaders meet, Real-time feedback is a fundamental part of the organization’s strategic goal-setting; every team meeting begins with reprising the organization’s promise to patients and families; and across the organization, clinicians, managers, and team members are taking patient feedback to heart, as they seek to improve how they serve.