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Lots to Say…

By Pamela Hessler / July 16, 2019

One of my earliest memories was when I was 3 years old and my mom and her friend and I…

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DTA Coaching Community- Interview with Richelle Jader

By Pamela Hessler / June 26, 2019

As you probably know by now if you’ve been following our blogs over the past several months, on the first…

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Fresh Perspectives from a Recent Patient Experience

By Pamela Hessler / May 29, 2019

And I’m back…. As I shared in the fall, my husband and I were expecting our first baby, and good…

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DTA Coaching Community – Interview with Ashlee Fontenot

By Pamela Hessler / May 16, 2019

As you probably know by now if you follow our blogs, on the first Monday of every month DTA convenes…

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Greetings from Phoenix

By Janiece Gray / February 6, 2019

This week Kevin Campbell and I had the opportunity to be in the unfortunately-not-so-sunny-or-warm Phoenix area for the AHA Rural…

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Who is Responsible for Teaching Patient Experience to New Clinicians?

By Pamela Hessler / January 9, 2019

About a week ago, I was working from my local Panera Bread. Mostly I was trying to mind my own…

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DTA Coaching Community – Interview with Rosalie Smith

By Janiece Gray / December 12, 2018

On the first Monday of every month, DTA convenes a community of Care Team Coaches from across the country. The…

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When Improving Patient Experience is Free

By Pamela Hessler / November 28, 2018

Sometimes, improving the patient experience is free. And you have time to do it. There, I said it. Someone had…

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Provider and Patient Email Communication

By Pamela Hessler / October 31, 2018

“You should come in for an exam. TN” If this communication doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry, you aren’t…

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Getting to know the DTA Team: Pamela Hessler

By Janiece Gray / October 17, 2018

You know those people who you talk to for the first time, and it feels like you’ve known them for…

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Best Discharge Instructions Ever… When Things Do Go Right

By Janiece Gray / October 3, 2018

This past year we’ve been on a bit of an adventure with our eldest who’s been dealing with some ankle…

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When Things Don’t Go Right

By Janiece Gray / September 17, 2018

Writing all of these blogs on Service Recovery and what happens when things don’t go right made me reflect on…

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More Stories from the Road – By Janiece Gray (with help from Jim Mock)

By Janiece Gray / July 24, 2018

Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to do two things when I grew up: I wanted to…

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Stories from the Road

By Janiece Gray / June 27, 2018

Last week I covered a lot of ground…only I covered it from the air. With flights to and from California,…

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Swimming with Alligators: More Misconceptions in Patient Experience

By Janiece Gray / February 7, 2018

I was recently asked “How long should healthcare organizations allow to effectively integrate a strong patient experience program across the…

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Where to Start?

By Janiece Gray / January 24, 2018

It seems like this season is full of good intentions, new beginnings, and great ideas. This is never truer than…

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Progress in Patient Experience: The Patient Experience Policy Forum

By Janiece Gray / November 29, 2017

I’m really excited about the work I’m seeing in the sphere of public policy as it relates to patient experience.…

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Patient Experience ≠ Patient Engagement: Clearing up the Confusion

By Janiece Gray / November 7, 2017

DTA Associates isn’t just about patient experience strategy and planning, service culture training, and coaching. A significant aspect of our…

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