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Taking Care of Business: Tune in to WHS’ new podcast

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Inspired by a true crime podcast, Wise Health System’s Jordan Holzbog and Paul Aslin decided to start one for WHS.

Holzbog, who works in Community Health Improvement, said Wise Talks Health is a fun way to share information, and it’s in easy-to-digest segments. If you’re not familiar, a podcast is similar to a radio talk show, but instead of listening on the radio, you download it or stream it from the internet and can listen to it on your smartphone, computer or tablet.

“I thought this is a great way to learn about things because you can listen while you drive in the car … you can listen for 10 or 20 minutes and it doesn’t take too much time out of your day,” she said.

“We listen to the same true crime podcast, ‘My Favorite Murder,'” she said of herself and Aslin. “[Hosts] Karen and Georgia are our inspiration.”

Aslin, who’s the hospital’s chief transformation officer and senior vice president of strategic alignment, said with a laugh that he’s more “co” than “host” in his title of co-host. He added that the process has been fun.

“I was thinking originally it would be an extension of the Community Health Initiative,” he said.

But the duo has discovered there’s a lot to talk about throughout the hospital system.

“There’s so much that goes on behind the scenes that people just don’t know about,” Holzbog said. “Usually you say ‘health care,’ and people think about someone in scrubs, someone at their bedside. People don’t think about everything that goes on in the background.”

So far they’ve published seven episodes, covering a variety of topics like spiritual care, emotional health and wellness, a partnership with the county jail and Dazzle Me Pink.

They publish one episode every Tuesday. Listeners can download them on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Play.

Holzbog has a bank of about 80 ideas, but she and Aslin are constantly brainstorming and now fielding requests.

“At some point we’re going to do the CPR class in a podcast. That should be super entertaining,” she said with a laugh. “We also want to do employee spotlights and take a look at different jobs in the health care industry … what does the schooling look like? That kind of thing.”

FSB PROMOTES TWO

First State Bank announced the promotion of two employees.

Kaci Vincent and Ashley Gibbs were promoted to banking officers.

Vincent will continue to serve as personal banker and retail accounts manager, overseeing all new accounts personnel at the Chico, Bridgeport, Runaway Bay and Paradise locations. She joined First State Bank in August 2016 as a personal banker and was promoted to retail accounts manager in 2018. Vincent has an associate’s degree in business administration from Weatherford College and has seven years banking experience.

Gibbs will continue serving as teller manager and overseeing all tellers at the Chico, Bridgeport, Runaway Bay and Paradise locations. She joined First State Bank in September 2016 as a teller, was promoted to assistant lead teller in 2017 and teller manager in 2018. Gibbs holds an Associate of Science degree from North Central Texas College.

ROAD TRIP FOOD

Managed to get a Chick-fil-A fix last week.

Only had to drive 158 miles.

Thanks, Abilene.

Days without Chick-fil-A in Wise County: 224.

Kristen Tribe is publisher of the Wise County Messenger. Contact her with business tips at ktribe@wcmessenger.com or 940-627-5987.

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