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  • Molly Ramsay

Career Change in Healthcare

Episode Summary

We have an incredible guest on the show today, welcome Doug Crabtree!

Doug is the former CEO of the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center before he pivoted into teaching. He is now the executive in residence at Idaho State University. He also reflects on how he changed from helping people in the hospital environment to teaching tomorrow’s leaders in the health administration industry.

Doug stands proud of himself when serving people, whether it is in the hospital or in the teaching setting.

About our Guest - Doug Crabtree

Doug Crabtree is the Healthcare Administration program's first Executive in Residence (EIR). Crabtree recently retired from the Idaho Falls hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) where he worked as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 19 years. As the program’s EIR, Crabtree will take the role as an instructor in both graduate and undergraduate level HCA and Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) programs. In this role, Crabtree will also use his extensive background working in the healthcare administration field to provide academic program directors and the College of Business dean with advice in the initial launch of the MHA program.

Throughout his career, Crabtree has served in numerous high-level positions in the healthcare industry for over 30 years in addition to being the Idaho Hospital Association Chair twice.

Key Take-Aways

  • When it comes to career opportunities and growth, once you’ve accomplished your goals you get to ask yourself: Now what?

  • Healthcare is the business of serving and taking care of people.

  • What principles of accountability do you have and how are you using them at your practice?

  • Accountability with love is necessary for growth.

  • There are other important factors related to healthcare access, such as socioeconomic and health factors, physical environment, access to food and nutrition, and access to recreation and exercise.


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