It isn’t often that you come across a hospital executive who is an engineer by trade, and yet Rod Hanners began his career serving on nuclear submarines in the Navy. Following his tours of duty, he served as the COO of Kaiser Medical Center in LA and then Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, before moving into his current role as CEO of Keck Hospital of USC. Join us to find out how Rod’s time in the Navy prepared him for hospital leadership and hear his take on the challenges and opportunities of running one of Los Angeles’ most prolific academic medical centers in today’s environment.
When Erik Wexler was recently named CEO of Providence Health & Services in Southern CA, he took over 6 of the most prominent and integral medical centers in the region and their community engagement. He also played a major role in their recent merger with St. Joseph Health, which created one of the largest and most impactful health systems across Southern CA. In this engaging and insightful conversation, Erik talks with Gavin & Zac about the opportunities of population health, how he views the integration of technology into healthcare and what it is like to lead a large healthcare organization through times of politically-caused uncertainty.
We love Social Workers on this show and are consistently amazed by their capacity to care for those without champions. It isn’t very often, however, that we get to see the heartbreaking challenges and heart-warming success stories that these Social Workers face on a day-to-day basis from their point-of-view. Scott Ferguson is not only the Director of Social Work at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, but also the President of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, a national trade organization for the industry. With these unique perspectives, Scott takes us on a journey through the real world of Social Work, how it’s evolved over the years, it’s role in care transitions, the seemingly impossible miracles they conjure on a day-to-day basis and so much more.
With the CBO Scoring of the Senate healthcare bill due this week, and a vote scheduled before the July 4th break, confusion and frustration regarding the future of healthcare in America and here in California is at an all-time high. With this is mind, we present you with our timely and extremely topical interview with Secretary of the CA Department of Health & Human Services, Diana Dooley. Secretary Dooley oversees a myriad of health services in CA, but two in particular seem to be under attack- Covered California and Medi-Cal. However, unlike the doomsday predictions of many of the talking heads you’ll find on TV, Secretary Dooley (who describes herself as a ‘passionate moderate’) has remained calm in the face of extreme diversity and still believes that healthcare can be fixed. Join us as Secretary Dooley walks us through where we are, and where we go from here.
With over 300 member physician groups that practice capitated and coordinated care across 44 states, CAPG has been a long-time leader in advocacy for capitation, helping federal legislators transform the American healthcare system. Longtime CAPG President Don Crane joins the podcast to shed light on the forward-thinking efforts of CAPG, which has been advocating on behalf of providers that practice coordinated care and capitation for many decades.