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Gut + Science

Oct 13, 2020

This episode of Gut+Science Healthcare is a throwback to a guest Bernie McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer at Majestic Care. The business specializes in community-based skilled nursing throughout Indiana, including short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and memory care. With more than 20 years of experience in senior healthcare management, Bernie understands the inherent stresses of the modern-day healthcare professional.

You’ll hear Bernie share how he fosters a “culture first, people first” organization and his desire to develop emotional ownership for his care team members. He also breaks down his “Five S’s” strategy; a system that empowers people to take big ideas and turn them into daily strategies for sustainable and prolonged growth.

Truth You Can Act On - The 5 S’s


1. Shine


First impressions make incredible impacts. Continued impressions create expectations. What does your physical work environment say about your culture? Set a high priority on fostering a clean and inspiring environment to demonstrate the value of your employees.


2. Smile 


Turnover is high in many industries, including healthcare. Don’t overlook or undervalue the basic need of all employees: to feel welcomed and appreciated. A warm greeting manifests a winning culture of people-first.


3. Start Strong 


Start each and every day out strongly. Promote the importance of employees arriving and starting their tasks on time. Start every meeting exactly when scheduled. These daily acknowledgments of respect fuel a culture of success.


4. Swagger


A confident employee shouldn’t be a random anomaly. Confidence stems from a deep understanding of not only internal products but also dynamics within your industry. Strive for swagger by providing your employees with tools to be informed and engaged.

5. Show Off



It’s easier for management to take pride in what they do, as they tend to see the bigger picture of how all of the moving parts come together. Foster this sense of pride and ownership within your workforce by promoting employees at all levels to share their success stories.


  • – Wambi is about human connections. We view feedback as the fuel for interpersonal growth and are always striving to achieve the highest versions of ourselves and to lift others up along the way.