Pediatric deep dive: Behavioral health reviews

Today’s guest is Jorde Spitler, BSN, RN, CCDS, manager of CDI at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio. Today’s show is part of the “Leadership with Linnea” series. In every episode of this series, Associate Editorial Director Linnea Archibald is joined by one guest from the ACDIS Leadership Council ranks or a contributor from one of ACDIS’ publications to discuss a topic relevant to leaders in the industry, whether or not they currently hold a traditional management title.

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