Podcast: Impactful Leaders – Episode 1 | Scott Kashman on Inspiration and Well-being

Episode 1: Scott Kashman on Inspiration and Well-being

Inspiration doesn’t always come from the a-ha moments in life. It can be found in the small experiences in each day—in healthcare, the smile from a patient, the high five from a colleague, the awe-inspiring expertise of a physician or nurse. Wherever inspiration surfaces, it can alleviate stress and foster well-being. In this podcast – the first in WittKieffer’s Impactful Leaders Podcast series – senior partner Dan Young converses with Scott Kashman, MHA, FACHE about finding inspiration at work and the factors that promote executive and staff well-being. Kashman is the market president and CEO of St. Dominic Health Services and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, and co-author of the book Mindful Healthcare: Healthy Team, Healthy Business. A key to encouraging well-being, Kashman maintains, is to give individuals more control over their circumstances so they feel inspired to improve them. 

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Scott Kashman, MHA, FACHE, is the Market President & CEO, St Dominic Health Services & St. Dominic Hospital. His leadership focuses on employee health & engagement. He leverages data analytics, and technology to drive innovation and outcomes.

His sensitives to the community’s health needs, blended with analytics, inform his leadership on strategic and operational priorities. Scott served as the chief officer of hospital operations for Lee Health in Florida, overseeing their four hospitals.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Scott began his career in healthcare as a psychiatric counselor. He has a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University and completed an Ethics Fellowship with the Center for Disability Ethics from the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He co-authored of the book, Mindful Healthcare: Healthy Team, Healthy Business. He also authored two chapters in ATD Talent Development and Training in Healthcare Handbook. Scott and Jenny, his wife, have a son and twin daughters.

Daniel Young (Host), senior partner, blends a career in talent acquisition at leading health systems with his executive search practice at WittKieffer. With his desire to serve others, he understands the trajectory of the nation’s healthcare landscape and is cognizant of the emerging leadership qualities necessary for current and aspiring healthcare executives. His intuition and methods lead to efficient search processes, underscored by positive client and candidate experiences. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, he identifies senior leaders on behalf of hospitals, health systems, medical schools, physician group practices and other healthcare-related organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Dan enjoys the challenge of searching for a wide variety of leadership roles and has been working on healthcare executive searches for over 12 years.

Prior to joining WittKieffer, Dan was a talent acquisition manager for Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. In this role, he supervised a recruitment team supporting hospitals, a medical group, contract physician group, health plan and corporate services. Additionally, Dan held senior recruiting roles with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. As a supervisor with Texas Children’s Hospital, he facilitated new hire process improvements using Lean and Six Sigma tools and data methods. Dan began his recruiting career with Apex Systems, Inc., a nationwide IT and engineering staffing firm based out of Richmond, Virginia.