To say Valda Fords background in the healthcare industry is extensive is an understatement. She has done it all from managing a successful nursing career, to founding a cardiac, stroke and rehabilitation clinic to founding a clinic to restore eyesight in Asia and Africa. Its clear from talking to Valda that her passion is to focus on how to help patients who have a hard time helping themselves.
Valda now focuses her career on getting healthcare leaders, managers and front line personnel to realize that they most focus on helping the most vulnerable populations that they serve who have a hard time helping themselves. She shares how important it is to have a strong diversity strategy that focuses on inclusion human competency and maximizing the potential of the healthcare worker to understand the different cultures and populations that walk through their door. She encourages the industry to understand language barriers, different cultures and experiences as patients engage with providers.
Her passion is deeply rooted as she experienced how a healthcare operation can fail their patients and families when a series of mistakes tragically ended the life of her young son. Her commitment is to ensure that her clients are trained to ensure that they help those vulnerable components of the patient population to get the quality care they need.
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