Dr. David Dunkle, CEO at Johnson Memorial Health

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. David Dunkle, CEO at Johnson Memorial Health, to discuss the benefits of being a part of a smaller health system, how to make good financial decisions in a challenging economy, the importance of focusing on creating & fostering a great workforce culture, and more.


The Benefits of Being Part of a Smaller Health System: An Interview with Dr. David Dunkle

Join us as we chat with Dr. David Dunkle, CEO at Johnson Memorial Health, about the benefits of smaller health systems, making good financial decisions in challenging economies, creating a great workforce culture, and more.

The Importance of Focusing on Local Community Needs

Dr. Dunkle stressed the importance of understanding the unique healthcare needs of the local community and being able to focus on addressing those needs. This can be challenging for smaller systems, which may not have the resources of larger systems. However, by carefully investing and expanding service lines, smaller systems can provide high-quality care that meets the needs of their patients.

Making Careful Financial Decisions in a Challenging Economy

Smaller health systems face unique financial challenges, as they may not have the same balance sheet as larger systems. Dr. Dunkle emphasized the importance of making careful decisions when investing and expanding service lines to ensure that the system remains financially stable.

The Importance of a Great Workforce Culture

Dr. Dunkle's priority for this year is to focus on employee recruitment and retention. He believes that creating a positive and upbeat work culture is essential for retaining top talent and providing high-quality care. He advised those interested in becoming physician leaders to get educated, join professional associations, and be willing to take on responsibility.

A Grateful CEO

Dr. Dunkle expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work every day and to lead the team at Johnson Memorial Health. He is proud of the positive and upbeat culture that he and his team have built, and he wishes everyone a great day.


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This episode aired on 01/29/2023 and can be listened here.


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