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William T Sugg

William T. Sugg of Valley County Health Systems suggests building company culture through employee engagement and retention.

Culture is a crucial factor in determining the success of a workplace. It especially affects nearly every aspect of a healthcare organization. Employees at organizations without a positive corporate culture tend to struggle to find value in their work and often quit for other employment. William T. Sugg of Valley County Health Systems has found that a happier workforce means more productive employees. William T. Sugg provides two key factors that are crucial for building the culture of an organization.

1. Increase Employee…


Bill Sugg of Valley County Health Systems shares key components to creating a high-level strategy for your healthcare organization.

Creating a strategic plan is essential for any healthcare leader or executive. It adds real value to the organization by creating a vision of where the organization should be in 5, 10, or even 20 years. Beyond deciding the direction for a company, the strategic plan lays out how the organization will achieve those goals.

In addition to providing direction, a strategic plan allows all employees to work together towards the same shared goal. It boosts morale, efficiency, and communication. …


Every leader has an approach to management in the healthcare industry. Depending on the organization, different strategies will be more successful in some environments more than others. It takes years of experience and education to know which leadership style to implement. However, knowing which approach works best will help senior executives better manage the organization.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Bill Sugg of Valley County Health Systems, explains three common leadership styles found in the healthcare industry.

1. Transactional

According to Bill Sugg, transactional leadership focuses on group organization and has a clear chain of command. It creates an environment of hard work and stimulation, as good performances are rewarded. This technique works very well with short term tasks and is great for planning, budgeting, and technical competence. …


Initially, corporate universities were designed to help the company match their training program to the organization’s long-term vision. Since their creation in mid-century, corporate universities have managed to stay relevant and useful in modern times. However, as new generations join the workforce, corporate universities need to shift and adapt to meet current demands and changing expectations.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Bill Sugg, founder of a 501c (3) Healthcare Foundation and a Corporate University, reveals three best practices for managing a corporate university.

1. Build a Seamless Program Design

Many universities will use or build an online program where students can watch videos, read content, and take quizzes. Bill Sugg believes that the platform should be as easy and innovative as possible. To foster a culture of learning, employees should be able to search for relevant information and quickly find the root of what they’re looking for. …


Help your organization operate efficiently using Bill Sugg’s 4 Tips.

The healthcare industry is ever-evolving. New legislation and policy changes affect the way leaders choose their management strategy. To operate a healthcare business efficiently, leaders must recognize changes and make the proper adjustments.

Bill Sugg, a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, offers his expert healthcare management tips.

1. Build Relationships

Leaders should make it a priority to build relationships with clients, employees, and other healthcare organizations. People will trust a leader that is genuine and dedicated to improving the lives of others. …


Artificial intelligence (AI) has already made its way into the healthcare industry. It’s capable of learning and analyzing information and can be used for robot-assisted surgeries, administrative workflow assistance, virtual nursing assistants, and much more. Advanced AI technology has the potential to impact the lives of those in treatment significantly and can produce more accurate results by tracking data individually and on a mass scale. As the need for incorporating AI grows, so does the need for data governance.

William T. Sugg of Valley County Health Systems, a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, explains why a regulated data governance framework is needed in the United States. …


Artificial intelligence (AI) has already made its way into the healthcare industry. It’s capable of learning and analyzing information and can be used for robot-assisted surgeries, administrative workflow assistance, virtual nursing assistants, and much more. Advanced AI technology has the potential to impact the lives of those in treatment significantly and can produce more accurate results by tracking data individually and on a mass scale. As the need for incorporating AI grows, so does the need for data governance.

William T. Sugg of Valley County Health Systems, a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, explains why a regulated data governance framework is needed in the United States. …


Bill Sugg finds hospital organizational structures to vary.

Taxes

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The first difference starts with tax status, which impacts not only the hospital but also the community it serves. For-profit hospitals must pay taxes to municipal and state governments, which in turn support schools, roads, and other public services.

Bill Sugg explains that this also influences the hospital culture because for-profits generally need to be more cost-efficient. Paying high sales tax and property tax can be a burden on businesses. Leaders must train employees to be conscious of costs and perform operational assessments regularly. …


Artificial intelligence is right around the corner, and William T. Sugg believes its impact will be truly life-changing.

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Technology continues to advance rapidly, and something people thought was to be in the very far future, is actually very near. Investors have been pouring billions of dollars into research and development for artificial intelligence (AI), specifically in the healthcare industry. William T. Sugg describes AI as software that is capable of learning and analyzing information, even augmenting human activity. This translates into robot-assisted surgeries, administrative workflow assistance, virtual nursing assistants and more.

Although public and private sector investment is expected to surpass $6 billion dollars by 2021, AI applications are predicted to save $150 billion annually by 2026. These savings will steadily increase as time goes on, while completely reshaping the healthcare landscape. …


Community hospitals have been struggling in the healthcare industry as they face a variety of problems, forcing many to close up shop or file for bankruptcy. Rural hospitals are vital to those who live in farmlands or in the vast Midwest, meaning many people will have limited access to healthcare as small community hospitals continue to disappear. Healthcare executive, Bill Sugg, uses his 25+ years of experience in the industry to pinpoint issues community hospitals are facing, and how those issues can be overcome.

Patient Volume

One of the largest problems community hospitals face is the decreasing volume of patients who walk through the doors. Bill Sugg explains that this can be caused by the popularity of high-deductible health plans and larger centers that draw more people. To combat this, Bill Sugg suggests that leaders determine the root cause, whether that be a shrinking market or competitors. As larger healthcare systems use more marketing tactics and more sophisticated technologies, community hospitals must focus on staying known and monitoring reputation. Bill Sugg recommends creating a community engagement survey to target problems areas in the patient’s experience which could be giving the community a bad impression of the facility. …

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Bill Sugg

In William T. Sugg’s formative years, William T. Suggexperienced many unique and varied “opportunities of a lifetime” by growing up in many different states and

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