Season 3 Episode 5: Leap of Faith Featuring Laura Marquez, AVP of IT Applications UConn Health

Grant McGaugh . S3E5 . 36:59

Hello and Welcome to the Follow The Brand Podcast! I am your host, Grant McGaugh, and I wanted to know the impact of empathy and advocacy regarding career development. My guest Laura Marquez believes in two simple principles diversity of thought and the human connection. First, people are your most valuable assets; that’s why she doubles down on soft skills that include emotional intelligence. She is empathetic to every patient and colleague and strives to show up every day as her best self.

Laura Marquez is a one-time emergency medical assistant turned Clinical Informatics IT Leader helping patients with the technology tools to help improve the patient experience. Thriving under tremendous pressure and a passion for helping patients, she applies skills learned over a career by tapping into her strengths of compassion, communication, and competitiveness.  

Laura Marquez is the Assistant Vice President for IT Applications at UConn Health, in Farmington, CT. Marquez brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience leading dynamic teams, driving innovation, and bringing out the best in people by tapping into their strengths. In addition, she has shared ideas to improve the workplace with empathy as a TEDx speaker and is regarded as a servant leader with a strong focus on the patient experience.

Before UConn Health, Marquez led several IT teams at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA, and served as a clinical informaticist and build analyst at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. In addition, she brings forth a unique clinical perspective from years spent at the bedside of a regional Level-1 trauma center as a medical assistant. 

Marquez holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelors in Biochemistry from Western Washington University. She has also participated in an executive leadership development program with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is pursuing Fellowship status. Both inside and outside of work, she enjoys coaching and mentoring others in technology and leadership.         

Let’s Welcome Laura Marquez to the Follow The Brand Podcast, where we are building a 5 STAR brand that you can Follow!    

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