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Good Day Ascension Podcasts

Inspiring stories from around our health ministry

The Good Day Ascension Podcast shares stories of how we serve others, live out our Mission and connect with our communities. Join the in-depth conversations with leaders and associates from across Ascension.

Previous Podcasts are listed below or you can browse the Podcast Library to view all episodes.

Visit the Podcast Library to view all episodes

We hope you enjoy the Good Day Ascension podcasts.

Featured Podcast

Our Featured Podcast showcases associates from across Ascension.

Stories of impact from the emergency room

Stories of impact from the emergency room.

September 1, 2022

Previous Podcasts

Replay past Good Day Ascension Podcasts.

Advancing a culture of health equity

Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, FACP, Senior Vice President, Ascension, President, Ascension Medical Group and Stacy Garrett-Ray, MD, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension.

April 20, 2022

Creating a difference for our communities and associates by the way we care for the environment

Craig Cordola, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension, highlights Ascension's Environmental Impact & Sustainability goals.

January 11, 2022

Serving the homeless population in creative ways

Kenethia Abdullah, an EMT for Ascension St. Thomas Medical Center, part of Ascension Tennessee, is elevating the patient care experience for underserved communities.

Supporting front-line caregivers that protect our communities

Joe Impicciche, President and CEO, Ascension, reflects on a hopeful, stronger healing Ministry.

June 16, 2021

Leading the charge in vaccine efforts

Jennifer Henry and Rachel Mehr, MD, connect the dots between vaccine clinic roll-outs and storytelling


How young burn survivors tackle physical wounds and pursue personal healing

Melissa Kersten, NP, rebuilds children's self-esteem and confidence after life-altering changes.


The grief, joy and challenges of the organ transfer journey

Shay Rogillio is connecting with patients families during their most life-altering moments.

December 22, 2020

Creative approaches to new technologies that are enhancing patient care in a virtually evolving healthcare industry

Tara Vail & Jason Dinger talk innovative approaches that enhance provider and patient experiences.

October 20, 2020

Nutrition education and support programs have a real impact

Julia Means, Community Health Nurse, shares a day in the life of the food pantry.

September 24, 2020.

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3132 N. Dr.Martin Luther King Dr.
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Tel: 414-931-7400

Taking a break helps; there's no shortcut to overcoming stress

Derek Bell shares advice on how to elevate work-life harmony without letting stressful days get in the way of wellness.

August 14, 2020

Experiencing the other side: from Ascension associate to patient

Kent Koehler, PMP, CPHIMS, Ascension Technologies, gets a new perspective when he becomes a patient.

July 24, 2020

Primary care vs. virtual care in the new healthcare arena

Dustin Cupp, D.O., FAAFP, talks about the changes ushering in virtual care and telehealth visits when he treats his patients.

July 1, 2020

Emerging stronger as an integrated health ministry

Joe Impicciche, President and CEO, Ascension, shares the One Ascension journey.

June 16, 2020

Nurses take action from the Orthopedics floor to the COVID-19 unit

Trina Wilson, BSN, RN, discusses her move from the Orthopedics floor to the COVID-19 unit.

June 5, 2020

Building a strong sense of community for associates and their families

Susan Sellers, Vice President of Foundation Development, shares her team's vital work for the community.

May 29, 2020

Program sets moms' minds at ease during the pandemic

John Harkins, MD, FACOG, talks about how he helps concerned future parents

May 15, 2020

A stronger-than-ever Mission emerges during COVID-19

Linda Root, Chief Mission Integration Officer, Ascension Michigan shares her take on a stronger Mission

May 4, 2020


Holistic nursing that's designed to support caregiver wellness

Lacey Lefere, Nursing Practice Transformation Director, is lifting caregivers who care for patients through the latest holistic care practices in nursing.

October 11, 2021

Changing lives through medicine assistance options

Allison Amrein, Specialty Pharmacy Technician, works behind the scenes to improve health outcomes.

July 1, 2021

Protecting the community through mass vaccination clinics

Nicole Commodore & Dr. Daniel Omire-Mayor use clinics as a way to strengthen reach and promote access.

May 26, 2021

Uplifting communities with the Shot Of Hope

Annie Steinhauser, RN, and Toby Hatton, RN, BSN, share COVID-19 vaccine clinic stories and personal experience.

March 3, 2021

Grounding yourself in gratitude

Indira Murray, RN, explores the feeling of gratitude after a year plagued with stress.

January 12, 2020


Driving change through a senior health benefits program

Dr. Thomas Graf, Ascension Chief Population Health and Value Based Care Officer, is leading improvements in patient care for seniors through Ascension Complete.

November 12, 2020

Refreshing personal balance through transformational breathing practices

Mary Natschke, Integrative Practice Nurse, on the HeartMath set of tools

October 7, 2020

Traveling nurses take compassion beyond their home communities

Amy Black, RN, and Milikka Smith, RN, join other nurses in an effort to help states experiencing high COVID-19 positive cases.

September 8, 2020

Nurse coaching helps this associate find joy

Career coaching empowers organizational movers and shakers to flourish. Cydney Colley, BSN, shares her story of change.

August 5, 2020

Creative approaches alleviate logistical challenges to secure PPE

Todd Adams, Chief Operating Officer, The Resource Group, walks us through different ways their teams helped secure PPE for caregivers.


Coming together for a virtual choir is music to the ears

Jill Birch, In-Market Consultant, Organizational Development and Learning, walks us through the virtual backstage's work of art.

June 19, 2020.

Car parades and thank-you signs honor healthcare heroes

John Coffey, Safety Officer, Medxcel, St. Vincent's Riverside, plans a a parade for a big gratitude summer splash.

June 12, 2020.

Parents support children’s health and well-being during a pandemic

Christopher Belcher, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, talks about ways to strengthen children's support to stay safe this summer.

June 1, 2020

Inside Emergency Medicine during COVID-19: Creativity in ventilator performance

Charlene Irvin Babcock, MD, MS, Emergency Medicine, takes us through her research and findings to treat multiple patients with one ventilator during a shortage.

May 22, 2020

Talking with Oprah about innovation and creativity in the time of COVID-19

Donnella James, RN Emergency Department Ascension St. John, Detroit shares her experiences

May 9, 2020

Playful methods cheer up patients amid uncertainty

Amanda Doust, Patient Care Assistant, Ascension St. Vincent's East captures her calling through playful interventions

April 23, 2020