The Calling

Why Healthcare Is So Special

If there’s one thing all healthcare people have in common, it’s a great desire to be useful and helpful. This is our “calling,” and we are born with it inside us. We enter the profession with a full emotional bank account. The challenge is to keep our sense of passion and purpose high so we can fully engage in the work we feel called to do.

In his new book, The Calling: Why Healthcare Is So Special, Quint Studer has pulled together a lifetime’s worth of stories and insights designed to keep that emotional bank account overflowing—or to refill it for those who are running on empty.

A teacher at heart.

First, Studer zeroes in on the barriers that can hold us back: from the pace of change, to our normal psychological and emotional defense mechanisms, to the organizational challenges that keep us from being the best we can be. Then he moves on to replenishers. These are the mind shifts, tools, techniques, and best practices that help all of us in healthcare.

The book is for anyone and everyone who works in healthcare. Written in the practical, easy-to-process style that has become Studer’s trademark—and packed with heartfelt stories that showcase the many gifts of healthcare people—the book will help clinicians and non-clinicians alike to keep their emotional bank accounts full.

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About the Author

Quint Studer has spent decades in healthcare. He worked for multiple healthcare systems, the last stop being president of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. In 2000, he founded Studer Group®, a healthcare and education coaching company. The company was sold in 2015, and Studer left in 2016. He went on to found the Studer Community Institute, a not-for-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people. He has authored many books, with several listed on bestseller lists. He serves on several healthcare boards and is a frequent speaker, workshop facilitator, and mentor to individuals and organizations. The tools and techniques Quint has created over the years are now staples in healthcare systems throughout the world. His newest book, The Calling: Why Healthcare Is So Special, is aimed at helping healthcare professionals keep their sense of passion and purpose high.

For more information, bulk purchasing of The Calling, or to book Quint Studer to speak to your organization, please contact Nicole Webb Bodie at 850-748-2027 or