SOURCE: Talent Plus

Talent Plus

March 02, 2011 11:59 ET

Talent Plus to Host Free "Practically Radical" Webinar for Health Care and Others

LINCOLN, NE--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Talent Plus is pleased to host Gerard van Grinsven, CEO of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, and cofounder of Fast Company magazine/bestselling author William C. Taylor for an hour long discussion, "Practically Radical Trajectory for Health Care and Others." Join them for this session that will look at how health care leaders and others are producing sustainable results by shifting their thinking beyond the ordinary and in the case of Henry Ford West Bloomfield -- selecting for natural talent not simply technical expertise.

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Practically Radical Trajectory for Health Care and Others
 Tuesday, March 8
 Noon CST

Presented by:
Talent Plus

 Gerard van Grinsven,
 president and CEO of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
 William Taylor,
 bestselling author, entrepreneur and
 cofounder of Fast Company magazine

In his latest best seller, "Practically Radical," Taylor considers today's climate, "In an era of hyper-competition and non-stop dislocation, the only way to stand out is to stand for something special. The most successful organizations don't just out-compete their rivals, they redefine the terms of competition by embracing one-of-a-kind ideas. The challenge for leaders is to emerge from turbulent times with closer connections to their customers, with more energy and creativity from their people, and with greater distance between them and their rivals." Taylor illustrates big ideas, proven techniques and insightful case studies to help readers meet the challenge. Henry Ford West Bloomfield is one of those case studies.

Featured in Taylor's new book is van Grinsven's recruitment to Henry Ford Health System from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to design, build and staff a hospital that takes health care on a new trajectory. "Over the long term, our focus on wellness and prevention will reduce overall health-care costs for the community, as people learn to take better care of themselves and avoid, or at least better manage, chronic diseases, which account for a huge portion of health-care spending in the country. This is a hospital designed to keep you well, and that design lowers costs for everyone."

Van Grinsven's vision includes a passion for service, a total commitment to creating an environment of excellence, and building successful relationships -- with the community, patients and employees. His vision for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is for the community to embrace it as a wellness center instead of a traditional hospital. The hospital features state-of-the-art equipment and best practices as well as exterior amenities such as a pond and landscaped courtyards, all of which will contribute to a healing environment. The hospital is an important source of information and education for the community.

For more information about Talent Plus' work in health care, visit

Through Talent Plus' talent-based interviews and assessments, hiring managers can focus on the talent of an individual for a particular role -- from front line to senior leadership. Through careful selection based upon the talent (a person's capacity for near perfect performance) and casting that talent in the right role, provided with coaching and development -- health care organizations have found they are able to see a direct impact to the bottom line as well as improving patient satisfaction and employee engagement -- resulting in reduced turnover and improved patient care and outcomes.

Talent Plus is an internationally recognized management and consulting firm with over 200 clients in 20 countries delivering interviews in more than 20 languages. Through decades of studying over 4 million successful people at all organizational levels within hundreds of companies and organizations, Talent Plus has developed scientific, talent-based tools to assist client organizations in the areas of selection, development, retention, mentoring, evaluation and research to maximize the human resource assets within their organizations. To learn more about Talent Plus and their commitment to investing and developing others, visit today.

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