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The guest in this episode of The Health Leader Forge is Kathleen Bizarro-Thunberg, MBA, FACHE, Executive Vice President for the New Hampshire Hospital Association ("NHHA"). Kathy has worked at the New Hampshire Hospital Association for thirty years.

In this podcast, Kathy tells how she worked her way up in the organization from data technician to Executive Vice President. They talk about how the Hospital Association works with member hospitals in the state to establish the organization's priorities and messages, and how the Hospital Association represents the interests of the member organizations at the state and federal level.

They also talk about leadership, and Kathy’s role as a leader both inside of her organization, as well as her role as a thought leader working with the organization’s membership, the state legislature, and other organizations and the similarities between those two forms of leadership. They then discuss Kathy’s extensive leadership experience within the American College of Healthcare Executives where she currently holds a seat on the ACHE Board of Governors, a leadership position at the national level.

They conclude with Kathy’s recommendations for early careerists, and the importance of getting involved with a professional organization earlier rather than later.

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The Health Leader Forge


Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).

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