Chair File: Leadership Dialogue — Strategic Partnerships to Address Workforce


On today’s episode, I talk with three health care leaders affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB): Terri Poe, chief nursing officer at UAB Medicine; Maria Rodriguez Shirey, dean of the UAB School of Nursing; and Shea Polancich, assistant dean for clinical innovation, UAB School of Nursing. We discuss innovative ways to address workforce challenges in health care.

Terri, Maria and Shea describe how strategic partnerships at UAB have increased the pipeline of local nurses while also improving quality outcomes for patients.

They share their insights on the importance of building collaborative partnerships and a process that includes setting shared goals and strategic priorities.

I hope you find these conversations interesting and insightful. Look for them once a month as part of the Chair File.

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