How healthcare leaders can foster mental well-being & productivity in their workforce

Thursday, December 14th, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Staffing shortages aren't going anywhere. As this issue is expected to last through 2024, healthcare leaders are doing everything they can to drive efficiency. Integral to a sound strategy is addressing employee burnout, which the World Health Organization now recognizes as an occupational health hazard.

Work-related mental health challenges can dramatically impact employees' productivity, morale and propensity to stay at their jobs. In this live session, you'll learn the methods organizations are using to put mental health first, reduce burnout and boost resilience.
This discussion will focus primarily on hospitals and health systems.




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Carly Deer

Director of Mental Health Strategy, Lyra Health
Carly is the Director of Mental Health Strategy at Lyra Health, where she consults with HR teams to ensure Lyra offerings best support the mental health needs of their employees and teams. Carly has over 20 years of healthcare and benefits experience. Prior to joining Lyra, was a Senior Benefits Leader at Target Corporation, where she headed up the mental health and onsite clinic strategies for Target's 400,000 team members. Carly also spent 10 years at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, where she was the Service Line Director for Neuroscience, ENT and Sleep.  She earned her B.S. and Master's of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.

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Veronica Knuth

Chief People Officer, Quantum Health

Veronica Knuth believes an employee-centered environment is at the heart of building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals and ensures everyone at Quantum Health is an integral part of the company’s vision and mission.

A strategic leader with decades of experience, Knuth is passionate about connecting people with an organization that inspires them. At Quantum Health, she is developing teams of associates motivated by a shared purpose — to navigate members through their personal healthcare journeys no matter how simple or complex. Knuth specializes in creating a culture that is inclusive and puts its employees first. This equips and empowers them to be their best — both personally and professionally. Knuth fosters transparency and open communication to ensure dynamic and productive dialogue and interactions.

Prior to joining Quantum Health, Knuth led highly successful teams as vice president of human resources at several diverse companies, including CoverMyMeds, Victoria’s Secret and La Senza. She enjoys extending meaningful leadership relationships in the community, where she is involved with organizations focused on boosting equity and capability.


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Abbott, MBA, SPHR

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Lisa Abbott is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive, pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School with over 13,000 employees and a leader in pediatric care, research and innovation. Ms. Abbott is a transformational leader responsible for all facets of human capital strategy and HR operations for the enterprise and is charged with creating a world-class human resources organization.


Tyler Newton, MBA

Operations Executive, Adventist Health Sonora

Tyler is the Operations Executive at Adventist Health Sonora, a 152-bed acute care hospital and clinic network in Northern California. In his role he oversees clinical and support departments in addition to oversight of patient experience, employee wellbeing, strategic growth and workforce development. Through his time at Adventist Health he has improved wellbeing offerings for employees, improved patient experience results and added career advancement opportunities through education partnerships. He believes organizations have a responsibility to encourage wellbeing and create the space for employees to discover what recharges them. Tyler recharges by exercising and spending time with his Wife, Children and three Basset Hounds.