Healthy, Happy, and Wise Podcast Series

A series of podcasts from Northern Light Health to heal, inspire, and inform. We strive to improve our health and the health of our communities through connections and conversation.     

From the classroom to the hospital: New Graduate Nursing
Pathways | Season 1 | Episode 1

From the classroom to the hospital: New Graduate Nursing

Everyone’s path into nursing looks a little bit different. For Nurse Gillian Corcoran, it was a winding road. We chat with her about her choice to become a nurse and her transition from the classroom into her career with Northern Light Mercy Hospital. Sarah Varney, Director of Clinical Education at Northern Light Mercy Hospital explains how Northern Light Health works to make this transition as smooth as possible for our newest nurses.

Tim Talk

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Northern Light Health President and CEO Tim Dentry explores issues of social and medical justice through inspiring conversations with those working towards meaningful change.

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Sustainable Healthcare

Climate sustainability in healthcare

Northern Light Health connects the dots between our changing climate and its effect on patient care, healthcare operations, and the environment.

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Pathways

Exploring careers in healthcare

What’s it really like to be an orthopedist, a phlebotomist, or a hospice nurse? We’ll show you a day in the life story of our diverse and talented employees.

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Why climate change is so unfair to our most vulnerable
Sustainable Healthcare | Season 1 | Episode 4

Why climate change is so unfair to our most vulnerable

The elderly and people living in poverty face the greatest threats to their health by the changing climate. Learn what we can do and are doing to address this.

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People
Sustainable Health | Season 1 | Episode 3

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Have you ever thought about how the buildings you live, work, and play in can affect your health? In our latest Sustainable Healthcare podcast, we chat with licensed architect Ellen Belknap about how changes in sustainable building construction can improve our health and the health of our planet.

What does the Maine Climate Council Do?
Sustainable Healthcare | Season 1 | Episode 2

What does the Maine Climate Council Do?

One group that is working to help the state prepare for any changes in our climate is the Maine Climate Council, of which Hannah Pingree is the co-chair. She sits down with Tim Doak, Northern Light Health Vice President of Sustainability (and also a member of the council) to talk about the role of government, industry, and everyday citizens in mitigating any climate change impacts.

Healthcare’s role in climate sustainability – Overcoming obstacles and advancing solutions.
Sustainable Healthcare | Season 1 | Episode 1

Healthcare’s role in climate sustainability – Overcoming obstacles and advancing solutions.

In our inaugural episode we explore the connections between our health and our changing climate, and what hospitals can do to be a part of the solution.

Health disparities in minority populations
Tim Talk | Season 4 | Episode 49

Health disparities in minority populations

April is National Minority Health Month, a subject Tim explores with three woman from two generations of the same family who are well versed in the subject matter.

Educating the diverse workforce of tomorrow
Tim Talk | Season 4 | Episode 48

Educating the diverse workforce of tomorrow

Tim chats with one of the first PA Students from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta to complete a clerkship at Northern Light Health. As one of the leads of the program, Darmita Wilson, Northern Light Health Vice President, Medical Education and Research also offers perspective into how this program will help recruit a diverse workforce.

Meeting People Where They Are
Tim Talk | Season 4 | Episode 47

Meeting People Where They Are

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, CEO of Grapevine Health has spent her whole life trying to see the world of healthcare through the eyes of patients. Her insights into how they feel about the way we talk to them is eye-opening and worth a listen. She shares those insights in the latest episode of Tim Talk, which is part of the Healthy Happy and Wise podcast series.

Health Equity in Action
Tim Talk | Season 4 | Episode 46

Health Equity in Action

What is health equity, why is it important? Emily Tolman, our associate vice president of Health Equity will explain our mission. Melissa Skahan, VP of Mission Integration at Northern Light Mercy Hospital provides a concrete example of health equity at work by detailing an exciting new partnership at Mercy that is providing housing, medical care, and educational opportunities to pregnant, homeless women seeking asylum in Maine’s largest city.