Explore the 4 C’s of Enhancing Physician/Nurse Interprofessional Practice: Communication, Collaboration, Culture of Safety and Compassionate Care

Sponsored by Mount Carmel College of Nursing with the Mount Carmel Health System Undergraduate Medical Department, this four-week intensive program provides knowledge and skills to enrich the transition and practice of professional roles.

Four sessions will be held: month, day; month, day; month, day; and month, day; times

Limited to 16 participants – 8 graduate nursing students or practicing nurses, and 8 (third year) medical students – who will:

  • Learn effective communication techniques for leading -practice problem solving, conflict and change management
  • Acquire strategies to build trust and enhance interprofessional teamwork
  • Understand quality, safety and patient satisfaction challenges
  • Assess own strengths and gain feedback on collaborative style and participation as a team member

Session leaders include:


Daniel Abbey serves as the regional director for the Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) and is a member of multiple advisory committees. He oversees the operations of the Mount Carmel Health System Simulation Center, Interprofessional Continuing Education Committee, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner clinical training program, and American Heart Association courses for the Mount Carmel Health System. The CIL supports training and education programs for Mount Carmel Health System’s Graduate Medical Education, the Mount Carmel College of Nursing (undergraduate and graduate programs), Mount Carmel Health System, and affiliated agencies within the central Ohio region. Abbey has worked as a nurse for the past 23 years and 20 years as a paramedic with a primary focus in Emergency Care, Trauma, and Leadership.

Ann Marie T. Brooks

Dr. Brooks, who is currently interim president of Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and has spent her career in senior leadership positions in healthcare and education. She served as Dean of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and has held the top nursing leadership positions in academic health centers and hospitals in the United States and abroad. Dr. Brooks is a leader in nursing and health care including: Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.


Dr. Eapen is associate program director and director of Medical Student Education at Mount Carmel Health System. He is a board-certified internist and graduate of Mount Carmel’s residency program. Dr. Eapen is directly involved with residents and medical students on inpatient rounds. His passions include emphasis on evidence-based medicine, medical simulation and medical jeopardy. He loves being at Mount Carmel because of the amazing atmosphere for teaching, and one-on-one interaction with residents. He loves opening the eyes of the residents and medical students to the great and wonderful world of Internal Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny, who is a hospitalist at Mount Carmel West, and their three daughters Jaya, Aysha and Saraya.


Dr. Graham is an expert in leadership development and cultivating highly effective teams. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching consulting, coaching, speaking and conducting research in leadership, management and team effectiveness. Dr. Graham’s current work focuses on building highly effective teams using a research-based, application oriented blend of workforce engagement, strengths-focus and emotional intelligence skill development.

In his consultant role, he possesses a keen ability to identify core issues and develop a realistic, meaningful plan to assist organizations to develop achievable results.

Dr. Graham’s leadership skill development began with his service in the United States Air Force where he retired as lieutenant colonel. In the USAF, he spent several years as director of Quality Improvement for an 80,000-person global organization. He was the first Quality Improvement director of the Air Force Institute of Technology where he also was faculty in the graduate management program. He served as quality improvement consultant for leaders and teams throughout the Air Force. Prior to obtaining his graduate degrees and beginning his work in leadership and quality, his first assignment in the Air Force was in a flight squadron where he was on a B-52 flight crew. In that role, he first learned the value and importance of a high functioning team.

Dr. Graham has nearly three decades of experience teaching leadership at the graduate and undergraduate level. He led the development of graduate and undergraduate leadership programs at a large university. Currently, he is clinical professor of Leadership at The Ohio State University School of Medicine where he teaches leadership to health care professional students.

Dr. Graham earned his PhD in Management from The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and his MS in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. His is the author of the leadership user’s guide – ​Leadership Boosters​, available on Amazon. He is certified using the Emotional Quotient Inventory and the Gallup StrengthsFinder. Scott publishes and presents on leadership-related topics in professional journals and state national and international professional organizations. He has been president of the regional chapter of the American Society of Training and Development. He is a Professional Member of the National Speaker’s Association. His partial client list includes NCR, OhioHealth, Goodrich, Bahama Breeze, Miami Valley Hospital, USAF, Kodak Corporation, US Navy, Mercy Community Health Partners, The Ohio State University and United Technology Corporation.

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Dr. Streck is the executive vice president & chief clinical operations officer for Mount Carmel Health System. He provides executive leadership for clinical services throughout the System and acts as the primary champion for enhancing quality and safety, as well as establishing a comprehensive and efficient health care delivery system. Dr. Streck also provides leadership for several departments including Quality and Safety, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Staff Services, Clinical Integration, Medical Affairs and Medical Informatics, Service Integration, and System Operations Support.

Prior to arriving at Mount Carmel, Dr. Streck served for ten years as senior vice president of Medical Affairs for Akron General Medical Center (AGMC). His areas of responsibility included quality improvement, patient safety, medical education and clinical research, physician recruitment and retention, and overseeing the medical staff office. While at AGMC, Dr. Streck created a care management department to maximize clinical quality, enhance patient safety and ensure efficient resource utilization; developed several disease management programs; led initiatives to enhance performance on CMS core clinical measures, achieved Joint Commission Stroke Center accreditation; achieved accreditation as a Chest Pain Center; and provided annual reports to physicians outlining risk-adjusted complications, mortality and length-of-stay data.

Dr. Streck received his bachelor’s degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati in 1975, his medical degree from the University of Miami (Fla.) School of Medicine in 1980, and he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati in 1983.

Dr. Streck’s professional memberships include the American College of Physician Executives, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Society of Internal Medicine. He is a Diplomate in the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the Catholic Health Partners Board.

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