Jim Hall is the chief of Future Plans, Operations and Training, and with the current position in Southern Regional Medical Command. Previously he was associated with 2nd Infantry Division in the US Army MEDCOM and passed out his education from Baylor University. Now, listed below, are some of the fascinating answers he gave to the board, associated with healthcare administrative services.
Board: What is your role as a healthcare leader in the US Army?
Jim: As a healthcare leader, I always try to plan, synchronize and coordinate various aspects of medical support. It started all from healthcare delivery to proper evacuation to the administration and logistic form.
Board: What diverse experience helped you to overcome such challenging roles?
Jim: My years of experience in a leadership position, helped me to serve both domestically and nationally. No matter how austere conditions I am in, my innovative solutions and flexible management ideas helped me to overcome the challenges, with ease.
Board: What are the courses, which others need to follow, while availing the same career option like you?
Jim: There are some basic coursework, which everyone has to follow. From the CGSC and CAS3 combined course to the Officer Advanced course, everything has its importance. I would also like to suggest the LSS black belt course and Medical Informative Management Course, as other pivotal courses to help.
The above questions are here to help the aspiring students learn a great deal of coursework, from none other than Jim Hall. They would get to know more about the motivation, which can help them to shine as a healthcare leader. Furthermore, some other important questions are listed below.
Board: What skills would you like to suggest for aspiring healthcare leaders?
Jim: I would like to recommend broad knowledge of readiness and with medical operational services, as the first major milestone, which everyone needs to achieve. This must be followed by managerial and administrative skill.
Board: What role did you played as a Deputy Surgeon?
Jim: When I was appointed as a Deputy Surgeon, my main work was to establish procedures, to go handy with medical logistics, medical emergency services, public health and medical training sessions.
Board: What was your main service to US Army Medical as Plans & Orders Officer?
Jim: After I was appointed as Plans & Orders officer with OTSG and US Army medical, I was held responsible for all kinds of operational, strategic and contingency medical support and operative moves.
It was hard to believe how a person can play so many important roles in his life. These questions act as a limelight for the healthcare team and easily help future healthcare leaders. Going further with the discussion,
Board: What was your role in the 187th Medical Battalion?
Jim: After being the executive officer of 187th Medical Battalion, I served more than 415 permanent party soldiers. My average daily census was listed over 2300 and with officer trainees in nearly eight military occupational specialties. I took the duty of managing and supervising various forms of staff function, as well.