Insights from the 2024 Survey of Hospital Nurse Leaders with Paulette Anest

July 9, 2024

Join host Kerry Perez and guest Paulette Anest as they discuss the findings of the 2024 AMN Healthcare Survey of Hospital Leaders: Roles, Challenges, and Workforce Solutions. They explore the critical role of nurse leaders in strategic planning, quality improvement, and care delivery, while addressing top challenges like recruitment, staff burnout, and labor shortages. The conversation emphasizes the importance of mentorship, onboarding, and orientation programs in supporting nurse leaders and improving workforce retention.

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Timestamps

00:00 Meet Paulette 

01:54 The Power of Nurse Leadership

07:56 Challenges Faced by Nurse Leaders

13:45 Nurse Leaders Sitting At Multiple Tables 

16:15 Significance of Predictive Analytics

22:27 How to Apply The Insights 2024 Survey of Hospital Nurse Leaders

About Kerry

Kerry Perez hosts the Elevate Care Podcast, dedicated to driving innovation in workforce technology, total talent management, and workforce staffing needs.

As the Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at AMN Healthcare, Kerry Perez leads the design and implementation of enterprise strategies to fuel growth and achieve market leadership.

With over 15 years of experience in various healthcare roles at AMN, including recruitment, marketing, innovation, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions, Kerry established AMN's Diligence and Integration Management Office in her previous role. There, she oversaw the strategic and functional integration of new acquisitions to enhance value.

Guided by principles of customer obsession, ambitious thinking, and tangible results, Kerry's personal and professional mantra is "Be a Somebody who Makes Everybody Feel Like a Somebody." Committed to mentoring emerging leaders and building high-performing teams, Kerry holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Economics and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Paulette

Paulette Anest, MSN, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, has been Vice President of Clinical Operations and Education Solutions at AMN Healthcare since 2015. With over 27 years of experience, she has excelled in several areas of the healthcare industry, including clinical practice, management, leadership, education, and quality improvement.

Paulette is an executive leader who oversees the mobilization of healthcare professionals to practice settings nationwide. She is responsible for ensuring that high-reliability systems, processes, and programs are in place to support this effort. Paulette also provides clinical consultation, establishes strategic partnerships, and co-creates innovative workforce development, engagement, and retention solutions, resulting in cost savings and high-quality customer experiences. Additionally, she is responsible for securing AMN corporate certifications for the Joint Commission, NCQA, and ANCC accreditation.

Paulette leads a team that supports multiple business lines and workforce solutions. She sponsors professional development at AMN, enabling corporate clinical leaders to grow through leadership education, training, process improvement, and digital transformation projects.

Paulette is a human-centered leader who thrives in an atmosphere of challenge, inspiration, and innovation. Her journey in healthcare began as a staff Nurse in Labor & Delivery and Maternal Fetal Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She continued practicing and leading in large teaching and academic medical centers, including Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and New York Methodist Hospital. Paulette earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing, focusing on Administration at UCLA School of Nursing. She is an advisory member for the ISPIN, represents AMN as a board member for NOBC, and is an active member of AONL. Paulette is completing her doctorate at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. 

Paulette and her daughter live in San Diego, where they enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends. She is a member of the St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox community in San Diego and supports charitable events and initiatives through various organizations.

About The Show

Elevate Care Podcast delves into the latest trends, thinking, and best practices shaping the landscape of healthcare. From total talent management to solutions and strategies to expand the reach of care, we discuss methods to enable high quality, flexible workforce and care delivery. We will discuss the latest advancements in technology, the impact of emerging models and settings, physical and virtual, and address strategies to identify and obtain an optimal workforce mix. Tune in to gain valuable insights from thought leaders focused on improving healthcare quality, workforce well-being, and patient outcomes.

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