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July 18, 2023

"Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Dirt" - Anthony Cava & Ryan Stevens

"Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Dirt" - Anthony Cava and Ryan Stevens. In this episode of The cATalyzing Podcast, former RWJUH Somerset Hospital President and CEO Anthony "Tony" Cava joins Ryan Stevens for a conversation about leaders maintaining big picture thinking while at the same time staying grounded and understanding the challenges their team faces on a regular basis. We discuss:

  • What does "Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Dirt" mean?
  • Challenges leaders face when trying to keep in tune with the needs and challenges of the front line service providers
  • Strategies for front line service providers thinking big picture while staying centered on their duties.
  • Team dynamics to more effectively remain a unified front in terms of company vision, mission, and service delivery.
  • Call to action on this topic to other leaders.

Tony's bio: With over 30 years of experience in healthcare administration, Anthony "Tony" Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, is the former President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, part of RWJBarnabas Health. Under his leadership from 2015 through the end of 2022, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset underwent significant growth and renovations. In 2017, Tony oversaw the opening of the state's first hospital-based primary care center for the LGBTQIA community. Before joining RWJBarnabas Health, Mr. Cava held various hospital leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer for Bayshore Medical Center and roles at Riverview Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He earned his bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from St. John's University College of Pharmacy in New York and a master's degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Administration from St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health. He is a registered pharmacist and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Apart from his healthcare responsibilities, he actively participates in various organizations, including serving on the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation Board and Finance and Investment Committee, NJHA Audit and Compliance Committee, and NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions Board. He is also involved with the Somerset County Business Partnership Executive Committee and SCBP Strategic Plan Committee. _______________________________________________________ Healthcare, wellness, and fitness leaders face challenges with team dynamics in a rapidly changing business landscape, hindering collaboration and impacting patient care. As a coach, I guide teams to enhance morale, trust, effective communication, collaboration, and continuous learning leading to improved team dynamics and service excellence. cATalyzing Coaching & Consulting is your guide to CreATing Awesome Teams! Ignite your potential. Fuel your🔥within. How can I help you? Book a time to chat! More information can be found at ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Join the conversation on social with @cATalyzingATs → follow on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook! Subscribe to the cATalzying Coaching & Consulting YouTube ⁠ Be sure to hit that notifications button! Connect with lead cATalyst and Podcast host⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Ryan Stevens on LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠! Discount education to pursue mastery! cATalyzing Coaching & Consulting is a proud partner with MedBridge, an all-in-one online platform that makes it easy for busy ATs, PTs, OT, and SLPs to access leading-edge education and patient resources with just a few clicks. With over 7000 patient exercises and educational resources, you’ll get your patients back faster and save yourself valuable time. To help you sharpen your saw, they offer a library of over 1500 courses. Get $150 off with this limited time promo code: "catalyzingats" when you sign up at ⁠⁠⁠⁠

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