St. John's Medical Center

The Teton Free Clinic and other medical providers that used to be housed in the Brown Building at St. John's Medical Center have found a new home.

Have you ever wondered how St. John’s Medical Center administrators make the decisions they make? Or what trends they are thinking about?

If so, you have three chances Monday to hear from the hospital’s top brass about a range of issues. The hospital’s “Behind the Scenes” series has returned with CEO Paul Beaupre and Chief Nursing Officer Marsha Sensat.

The talks will take place in the St. John’s boardroom, which you can reach by going in the emergency room entrance, taking an immediate right through a door and heading up the stairs to the second level. The boardroom is the set of double doors on the left once you exit the stairwell.

Beaupre and Sensat will have a long day in the boardroom, with three one-hour talks. They are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Beaupre’s main topic will be challenges in rural health care, which can include acquisitions, hospital closures and other economic scenarios that health care experts foresee.

Sensat, who joined the hospital in April, will talk about the changes she is instating in the nursing department, like more leadership opportunities and partnerships with the University of Utah.

Because Sensat doesn’t work the floor anymore, she pours the passion she used to direct at patients to her staff.

“From the lowest level to the highest level I can affect, I want to give people career opportunities,” she told the Jackson Hole Daily. “I really want our staff to love what they do and have opportunities within these walls.”

For those who can’t make one of Monday’s talks, the presentations will be livestreamed on the hospital’s Facebook page and will remain on the page afterward.

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Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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