Together 4 Mental Health – KIPU Health Interview

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KIPU’s Kate Stewart and guest host Alec Green


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is #together4mentalhealth. It’s a great theme for us, because at Sanford we value our business relationships. We also value the mental health of our patients and staff. And we know that one of the key components in mental wellness is community involvement.


Together 4 Mental Health – Sanford Behavioral Health and KIPU Health

Today on the podcast, Alec Green, Sanford Behavioral Health Managing Director, is the guest host. He interviews Kate Stewart, SVP of Customer Growth at KIPU Health. KIPU is a trusted business partner and supports Sanford to achieve better patient outcomes through connected technology solutions. Alec and Kate talk about technical innovations, staffing shortages and burnout, and Kate’s favorite personal technical tools.


“We are rolling out the new patient portal, which is not only going to be an efficiency for patients, giving them access to their records. but also for the staff and the facility. When we talk about the challenges in the behavioral health space, those staffing shortages are real and they can cause burnout within staff. So, anyway we can alleviate workload and support them is important.” Kate Stewart, SVP Customer Growth KIPU Health


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