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What Health Care Workers Can Teach Us About Creativity

Anthony Fortenberry, chief nursing officer at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, talks about the creative challenges he and his colleagues have grappled with during the pandemic.

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Episode Notes

This week host Isaac Butler talks to Anthony Fortenberry, chief nursing officer at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which has been serving the LGBTQ community in New York City for decades. In the interview, Anthony talks about all the creative challenges he and his staff have faced over the past year, from converting a hotel into a quarantine facility to making sure vulnerable people have access to vaccines. He also talks about the importance of flexibility and explains why managers need to model the behavior they advocate.

After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas reflect on some of Anthony’s creative wisdom.

In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Anthony talks about his cultural interests and some of the high points of his job.

Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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