• Molly Ramsay

Teaching Doctors To Lead with Brad Turpen




Episode Summary


Brad Turpen is all about teaching leadership skills to his team.

After leaving the Airforce, Brad got into healthcare and has been working on developing leadership skills with his team of physicians. Brad strives to engage them in operational, governance, or executive levels.

His experience coaching sports teams has taught him skills to apply to his work. Identifying leadership in an early stage helps the team know who can be in a position of power. For Brad is also important to have a big-picture mindset to succeed as a leader.

Get great advice on how you can improve your team's leadership with Brad's wisdom.



Today’s Guest - Brad Turpen


Brad chose healthcare after his military service, to continue working in a mission-driven career, focused on people and the community.


Brad is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. His healthcare career has spanned private medical groups, hospital-owned medical groups, and public hospital administration. Brad is currently the Immediate Past President of the Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum, the state ACHE chapter.


Brad and his wife, Tara, love raising their three very active daughters. Brad spends most of his free time coaching youth sports and is a certified USA Softball ACE Level 3 coach.


Source: https://www.valorhealth.org/about-us/hospital-board/



Key Take-Aways

  • Having the team involved in leadership improves decision-making.

  • Different leadership skills are needed according to the situation.

  • An early indication of leadership is consideration of others.

  • The skills for one individual or group won’t be the same for another, they change depending on their stage of development.


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