At Quorum Health Resources (QHR), we couldn’t be prouder of the talented healthcare professionals on our team. Because of their leadership, we’re able to successfully serve hospitals and health systems across the country. We couldn’t be more grateful to them. Today, our Employee Spotlight is about Valerie Landkammer, AVP, Product Development. Learn more about her in this Q&A style blog below.
How do you define success?
Every result can ultimately be traced back to how we choose our thoughts. Success is mastering the ability to know which voices to listen to and which voices to eliminate as we set and achieve our goals.
What’s been your proudest moment so far at QHR?
I’m proud to deliver products that excite our customers and transform the way work is done. One product in particular is our launch of Daily Workforce Productivity, which enables the automated flow of data to support near real-time decision making. It replaces a process that previously required manual data loads and monthly data views.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The people! I’m blessed because I get to work with an amazing group of people. Every decision made has the opportunity to build up individual team members and to strengthen QHR as a whole. The responsibility of leadership comes with the privilege of planning good things for those we influence so that together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our clients and the communities they serve.
Before QHR, what was the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had?
I lived in Yosemite National Park and to live there, individuals are required to work in the park. The summer after my sophomore year in college, I took a job working in the Village Store. Besides answering unexpected questions such as, “What time do you shut off the waterfalls at night?”, my key takeaway was learning to strive for excellence in my work regardless of whether I was stocking a shelf, cleaning a public restroom or greeting guests.
What advice do you have for someone first starting out their career in healthcare?
Learn to listen well. Seek opportunities to solve problems creatively while also gaining inspiration from other industries and other unrelated, but trusted sources. Choose to consider the “best case” what-if scenarios and dream big for yourself as well as those around you!
Without leaders like Valerie at QHR, we couldn’t do what we love: Partner alongside hospitals and healthcare systems across the country to guide them towards being the most successful healthcare facilities they can be. Thank you for leading your team in developing new ways to excite our customers and transform the way work is done. It truly makes a difference in how we work with our community hospitals. We couldn’t be happier to have you on our team. Thank you for all that you do Valerie!