Within the business community, succession planning plays a key role in an organization’s strategic initiatives. Within healthcare, however, it has been largely overlooked. Without careful planning, healthcare organizations risk a catastrophic gap in leadership continuity that could jeopardize operational cost management, quality of care improvement, and regulatory compliance. How do you close that dangerous gap?
The Career Handoff helps healthcare and nurse leaders proactively preserve and pass on their valuable knowledge and wisdom to new generations. With an approach that emphasizes mentoring and sustainability of expertise, this book aims to facilitate smooth transitions and the continued viability of healthcare organizations. Authors Kathy Malloch and Tim Porter-O’Grady share their extensive knowledge through guidelines, stories, and lived experiences. For those with retirement on the horizon-and their potential successors-The Career Handoff offers insightful guidance and succession planning strategies that position healthcare organizations for a sustainable, successful future.
Doody 5 Star Review
“The authors have successfully compiled a high-quality book on nursing professionalism and leadership... The relevance of this book cannot be overstated in the context of an aging nursing workforce and the looming loss of leadership to retirement. Without formal processes for the transfer of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next, healthcare organizations and the profession of nursing will suffer.””
-Susan G Wiera, MSN(Michigan State University College of Nursing)
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About the Authors
Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is President of KMLS, LLC, Professor of Practice at Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Clinical Consultant at API Healthcare. An RN for more than 40 years, she is a prolific author and frequent speaker specializing in leadership and is recognized as the designer of an innovative nurse-patient staffing estimation model.
Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, is Senior partner with Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates Inc., Professor of Practice at ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Clinical Professor and leadership Scholar at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Nursing. A 44-year healthcare veteran, he is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures.