By Shane Reeves, Chief Executive Officer, TwelveStone Health Partners

Momentum is a key factor in the success of any organization. It’s the ability to keep moving forward, even when things aren’t going well, or when they’re changing rapidly. This matters because momentum keeps us from getting stuck in place, and it helps us move forward into new areas of growth and possibility.

When I was in college at MTSU (1986-1990), Vice President George Bush visited the campus for a campaign rally. This was when he famously remarked, “Read My Lips – No New Taxes,” while running for president.

After winning the Republican nomination, President Bush was “riding high” when the MTSU event took place in late August 1988. Don’t ever underestimate the power of “Big Mo,” it can get you across the finish line in sports, business, and politics, he would often say during his political career. By “Big Mo” he meant momentum. I learned a long time ago that momentum is a leader’s best friend. Lean into that momentum and ride the wave when your team is strong, your strategy is clear, and new opportunities are heading your way.

In terms of momentum, TwelveStone reflects the hard work of our diligent team by considering patient care at the core of everything we do. As an organization, we support the transition from acute to post-acute care environments and the transition from sickness to health.

Our momentum of care has been honored recently in several ways including:

Everything we do revolves around providing care for our patients; therefore, it makes us incredibly happy to learn that these industry organizations feel the same way.

An organization with momentum is also defined by its ability to manage resources effectively while being nimble enough to respond to change. These companies are able to adapt to new challenges and capitalize on opportunities as they arise.

At TwelveStone we internally maintain momentum by:

  • Honoring God by praying with hundreds of new patients each month
  • Taking care of our patients can be seen by the Five Star Google Reviews that come in weekly
  • Developing our team by employing talented individuals every month in all areas of our organization
  • Generating profits by launching new infusion centers across Tennessee and other states and then working diligently to fill them with CCRD (Chronic Complex or Rare Diseases) patients who need this higher level of care most

momentum demands movementIn today’s world, it is imperative that organizations are able to maintain momentum and stay on track in order to achieve their goals and objectives.

Momentum is the air you breathe, the fuel that drives you through your day and motivates you forward. It’s what makes your project or team run as smoothly as possible, and it’s something that can’t be replicated overnight.

Momentum comes from a combination of things: good management practices, clear goals, a supportive environment, healthy competition, and more. When these factors come together within an organization, they create a climate where everyone understands what needs to be done and how they can help make it happen.