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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 688: Great News for Nurses and Physicians – The ISM Hospital Report

Doctors and nurses could only practice in the state where they were licensed before and throughout Covid.  Now, a new medical compact between states allows doctors to practice in 34 states with a modified licensing process, and nurses can practice in 39 states with a similar licensing process.  These medical compacts between states allow doctors and nurses to travel to the hotspots to help, or move to a new state without having to go through the entire licensing process starting from scratch.  Although Covid is still with us, the Delta variant crisis has passed, and the new Omicron Ba5 variant is much less virulent.  States have awakened to the need for qualified health care help in times of crisis by signing on to the medical compacts.  State-to-state medical mobility is great news for health care professionals and the general public should another pandemic arise.


Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Nancy LeMaster

Nancy has parlayed her years of health care supply chain experience into a consulting company that focuses on UDI adoption, data standards and analytics, leadership development and provider/supplier relationships. Prior to launching her consulting company, Nancy spent most of her career at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, MO. She served as Vice President of Supply Chain Transformation where she focused on expanding and diversifying the capabilities and talent pool within supply chain so that it would continue to be a key contributor to BJC’s overall success. Specific accomplishments included creating a multi-faceted analytics team and a dedicated project management office which included performance improvement professionals. Previously, Nancy, served as BJC’s Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and was responsible for the strategic direction and general management of all supply chain related activities including contracting, purchasing, value analysis and distribution services.

Nancy was inducted into the Bellwether League Supply Chain Hall of Fame in 2015, and has received leadership awards from GHX, YWCA and BJC HealthCare, She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

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