David-Paul Cavazos: Be Nice to Somebody

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we had a wonderful conversation with David-Paul Cavazos, CEO of Hodgeman County Health Center and VP of Operations-Hospitals-Midwest Region at Medi Globe America. David’s years of healthcare experience are not all smooth and easy, he started as an X-ray Tech and works his way up through the hospital ranks. His calling to lead a hospital comes from his first-hand encounter with one of the great leaders whom he was trying to emulate.

Now, David-Paul Cavazos is taking every opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives as well as explore and showcase what true leadership means in work settings. These and more!

Tune in!!!

In This Episode:

[1:55] What does Championship Leadership mean to David-Paul?

[2:56] Who is David-Paul Cavazos and what brought him to where he is today?

[4:02] Leaders that have influenced him.

[11:37] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.

[17:35] A turning point in his life.

[21:30] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“A Championship leader has a lot of qualities in terms of personal sacrifice and service.”

“Leadership is, those people are going to get up and come into work every morning to be a part of your organization which you have going on because they believe in the mission.”

“If you don’t truly like and care about what you’re doing, it’s a tough place to be.”

“The impact is always local. You know the impact is always in the Now what can you do today?

“Learning to gain people’s trust takes patience.”

“Many times, when I do the right thing, it’s an unpopular choice. But at the end of the night you have to go to sleep with your decisions, and you feel good that you did the right thing on that day.”

“Just take the opportunity to be nice to somebody. It makes a big difference in many people’s day.”

“Make an effort on the opportunity that you would normally shy away from.”

About The Guest:

David-Paul Cavazos leads the company’s mid-west region for Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), clinical documentation and information technology services, fusing on hospitals and practices in Kansas and Missouri. He also oversees the company’s ongoing expansion efforts into emerging markets in the mid-west.

In his previous role with Noble Health System, David-Paul served as the Vice President of Operations for Noble Health Corp, and was the Vice President and Regional CEO for Noble Health Management. Prior to joining Noble Health, David-Paul served as the CEO for Republic County Hospital in North Central Kansas.

David-Paul is a dynamic leader with over 24 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry and is passionate about advancing patient-centric healthcare services in the Midwest.

David-Paul believes that the care of each patient matters, and has proactively sought to advance the delivery of the highest quality of care in every environment he has led, seeking operational excellence combined with strong strategic collaborations and an organizational culture driven by transparency, teamwork, commitment, and accountability. David-Paul believes these core values will change the way we deliver healthcare in today’s industry.

David-Paul holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in hospital administration from Ottawa University, a bachelor’s degree in ancient and classical studies from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and an associate’s degree in radiology from the Metropolitan Community College at Penn Valley.




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