Laurie Baedke
Laurie Baedke

Laurie Baedke

Instructor
Heider College of Business

Expertise/Specializations

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Strengths Based Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Change Management

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Marketing and Management

Position

  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

  • Capstone
  • Executive Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Independent Study
  • Introduction to Healthcare Management

Biography

Laurie K. Baedke, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE, is a faculty member and Director of Healthcare Leadership Programs at Creighton University. She is also the Program Director for Creighton's Executive MBA in Healthcare Management degree program.
 
A sought-after speaker, author, and advisor, Laurie Baedke works with individuals and teams including early careerists, physician leaders, and senior executives. She has specific expertise in physician practice management, leadership development, organizational change, emotional intelligence, and strengths based leadership.
 
Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. At age 26, she became the youngest individual to achieve board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and is also a board certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Laurie has been certified by The Gallup Organization as a Strengths Performance Coach since 2006.
 
Laurie is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nebraska ACHE Regent’s Early Career Excellence Award (2001), the Region 5 ACHE Regent’s Award for Healthcare Excellence (2006), and the ACHE Distinguished Service Award (2015).
 
Professionally, she has served on four national committees for ACHE; the Early Careerist, Products, Programming, and Services, and Chapter Committees. She is a current member of ACHE’s Exam Committee and the ACHE of Nebraska and Western Iowa Chapter board of directors. She also serves a variety of civic and community organizations, including current appointments on the Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty Board of Directors Executive Committee and the Leadership Omaha Curriculum Committee.
 
Her first book, titled The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide, was published ACHE’s Health Administration Press in 2015. And, she most recently contributed a chapter; The Clinician Entrepreneur, to a book published by Oxford Press in April, 2017 titled The Handbook of Private Practice.

Education

  • BS in Human Services and Business Administration, Doane College, 1998
  • MS in Healthcare Administration, Bellevue University, 2000

Certifications

Board Certified Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
Board Certified Fellow, American College of Medical Practice Executives
Certified Strengths Performance Coach, The Gallup Organization

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • In the ever-changing healthcare environment, the profession of healthcare management needs strong leaders who will rise to the challenges of today and carry organizations into the future. The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide is an essential resource as you begin your journey from student to healthcare leader. The authors, executives who achieved great success early in their own healthcare administration careers, offer practical suggestions and share anecdotes, personal stories, and valuable lessons learned from professional experiences over the past decade.Brimming with refreshing insights and wisdom, this book provides newcomers and industry veterans alike with resources to advance their career. Woven throughout this field guide are “Notes to My 25-Year-Old Self”—candid reflections by prominent healthcare executives who have made significant contributions to the field today. 

    “More than theory, The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide is your road map for that journey. A refreshing and practical tool, this should be your handbook, your back-pocket how-to resource as you traverse the early years of your leadership career.” 
    -Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, Chairman (2011-2012), American College of Healthcare Executives
    , Health Administration Press, 2015

Articles

  • Handbook of Private Practice is the premier resource for mental health clinicians, covering all aspects of developing and maintaining a successful private practice. Written for graduate students considering the career path of private practice, professionals wanting to transition into private practice, and current private practitioners who want to improve their practice, this book combines the overarching concepts needed to take a mental health practice (whether solo or in a group) from inception, through its lifespan., Oxford University Press, 2017

Presentations

  • Harvard Medical School
    CME - Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare
    Cambridge, MA
    Mastering the 8 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders, 2017
  • Harvard Medical School
    CME - Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare
    Cambridge, MA
    How to Bolster Your Emotional Intelligence for More Effective Leadership, 2017
  • New York Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Strengths Based Leadership: Leveraging Talent for Organizational Outcomes, 2017
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress
    Chicago, IL
    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders, 2017
  • Cleveland Clinic 
    Women Physician Accelerated Development Program
    Cleveland, OH
    Strengths Based Leadership, 2016
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress
    Chicago, IL
    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders, 2016
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress
    Chicago, IL
    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders, 2015
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress
    Chicago, IL
    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders, 2014
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress
    Chicago, IL
    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders, 2013
  • Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference
    San Antonio, TX
    Think Like a Patient: Using Behavioral Economics to Drive Business Outcomes, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • ACHE Distinguished Service Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2015
  • Region 5 ACHE Regent’s Award for Healthcare Excellence, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2006
  • Nebraska ACHE Regent’s Early Career Excellence Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2001