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Joyce Cashman has earned masters degrees in both nursing and health administration. In addition, she has also pursued post graduate work in organizational development at the University of Colorado. She has studied mediation/negotiation at the Harvard School of Public Health and has most recently earned her professional executive coaching certification from the College of Executive Coaching.

Joyce has served the health care administration field for over 35 years in numerous capacities, to include Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. In her 18 years at the University of Colorado Hospital, she was intimately involved in the major reorganization of the hospital, transitioning it from a state run facility to a private, not for profit public authority. She was also instrumental as the prime planner and facilitator in the development of an entirely new Health Sciences Campus, which included the building of a new hospital and the transfer of all hospital patients and programs to the new facility.

Joyce was an advocate, planner and supporter of the development of many unique programs, such as a disease management program that uses home telemedicine technology. Other such programs include an Integrative Medicine program combining well proven methods of alternative care and academic medicine practices and a strong hospital based palliative care consultation program.

Joyce's executive team was nominated as one of two top leadership teams from large hospitals in 2004 by HealthLeaders magazine. The selection criteria was based on the "positive and effective group dynamic exhibited by the organization's senior leaders." Under her leadership, these health care professionals changed the culture of how patient care services were provided, making outstanding customer service an expectation and norm for the faculty's entire staff. Joyce also enjoyed great success in creating and nurturing strong collaborative relationships not only interdepartmentally, but also between the hospital and the schools of the Health Sciences Center.

As COO, Joyce was the primary liaison between faculty physicians, and has been described by her peers and subordinates as "a unique mix of patience, perseverance, foresight and interactive skills" that earned her widespread admiration. She shared these qualities by also volunteering as a facilitator for the Health Sciences students.

Over the past two years, Joyce has been pursuing her passion by providing executive coaching to other executives, vice presidents and directors, providing a professional and confidential partnership that has afforded them the opportunity to advance their leadership effectiveness. She has served as an executive coach to individual physicians, academic leaders, managers and directors of a development/property management company, leaders in a public/private funded simulation training center and with senior executives in major health care institutions.

Board of Regents recognize Joyce Cashman with the University of Colorado Medal
— VIVAT Online - June 2006


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