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PopHealth Podcast

Healthcare is a multi-trillion dollar industry in the United States, and yet many people are completely unaware of the brilliant people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve access, lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Welcome to PopHealth Podcast, the show by healthcare professionals that explores the challenges facing the American Healthcare system through the perspectives of the innovative minds looking to solve them and move the industry into the future. We invite thought-leaders and influencers from throughout the continuum of care to discuss population health; from elected officials tasked with setting public policy, to clinicians who treat patients in every conceivable condition and social situation, to ground-breaking business leaders who are creating ways to connect and streamline the delivery of care to an ever-growing and diverse nation. Our hosts, Gavin Ward & Zac Morgan, bring a combined 20 years of heath care and home care experience which allows them to facilitate thoughtful and meaningful discussion on topics including population health, care transitions, readmission prevention, etc. Our goal is to provide listeners with a wealth of knowledge on the issues which affect millions of Americans every day, and a glimpse inside the world’s largest healthcare system. We believe that, together and through healthy conversation, we can change and improve the future of healthcare!
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Aug 2, 2021

DispatchHealth has made waves across the country as it has served over 300,000 patients to date in the home.  Kevin shares how Dispatch has grown into 18 states and how Dispatch has lead the waypreventing Emergency Department visits and bringing healthcare home.

Jul 19, 2021

Fresh off big acquistion news of Healthy Living Network (HLN), Damien shares how Mission is transforming home health, hospice, and palliative care services as it becomes the largest provider of these services in the west.

Jul 6, 2021

Vicki Hoak hops on the show to address some of the national challenges of the home care industry, including changes in the industry that will impact our ability to age in place such as new funding for care.

Jun 21, 2021

Returning guest Pam Foster, VP Care Coordination, joins colleague Allison Rose, Network Director of Clinical Effectiveness, to share with host Gavin Ward and our audience about their initiatives at their muti-hospital system serving Scottsdale and Phoenix that end up leading to great outcomes for the patients that they ssrvice.

Jun 7, 2021

Gwen and Bruce joined the show from their headquarters in Lafeyette where LHC, one of the nation's largest providers of home based care, has figured out some of the "secret sauce" to land joint ventures with some of the nation's largest health systems.

May 24, 2021

Jeannee Parker Martin, a pillar in the California aging community, joins the show and discusses the recent initiative among LeadingAge and other organizations to address the growing shortage of good caregiver jobs to serve our growing aging population.

May 10, 2021

Former Molina Healthcare executive and entrepreneur John Molina discusses the vision he and his team had in investing in the relaunch of Community Hospital Long Beach, which recently reopened to support the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic. John also shares how his departure in 2017 from Molina, while not easy, was a teaching moment to his kids.

Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Dale discusses growing up in Illinois, including playing basketball with Barrack Obama, and his journey into serving in geriatrics and caring for those near end of life. We devote time in the episode to discuss "The Elephant in the Room," a film Dr. Dale helped produce that brings both comedy and emotion to the often difficult conversations regarding end of life.

Apr 12, 2021

APG President and value-based care nationall pillar Don Crane rejoins the show to share updates on the continued move from "volume to value."  APG's members include some of the largest medical groups across the country, including those from 45 states and including some of the biggest names in the healthcare industry, with a focus on outcomes instead of fee for service.

Mar 30, 2021

Michelle comes from a family of "informal social workers." She joins the show to discuss how she ultimately became a formal social worker after first being a mom, and how social workers play such a critical role in helping patients transition from a hospital setting to the community. Michelle shares some touching stories displaying what social workers do for their patients in often trying and emotional times.

Mar 15, 2021

Matt has been a pillar in the Bay Area social work community for over 20 years.  Matt shares his journey from serving the HIV community in San Francisco in the 90s to frontline socail work and leadership roles in large healthcare organizations like Sutter and Stanford.  Join us in our first of 2 episodes honoring social worker leaders during Social Work Month in March.

Mar 1, 2021

Rod returns to the show but this time in a new role, or should I say roles, as he's now the acting/interim CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, while also serving in his ongoing COO role. Rod gives us an update since our last time having him on the show a few years ago, including how USC has responded during the pandemic, as well as why 2 of its 3 hospitals do not have emergeny rooms.

Feb 15, 2021

LA County Department of Public Health's (LACDPH) Chair of the Healthcare Outreach Unit and infeciton disease expert Dr. Zachary Rubin, along with LACDPH Healthcare Outreach Unit's Alejandro Ramirez, RN, share the facts on the vaccine with 24 Hour Home Care frontline caregivers and support staff during a virtual townhall meeting in February, 2021.

Feb 8, 2021

California's Master Plan on Aging, released in January of 2021, has been 2 years in the making with hundreds of stakeholders lending their exerptise.  Kim McCoy Wade joins the show to share what California has in store to serve a 60yr old+ population that will reach over 10 million by 2030.

Jan 26, 2021

John shares how the family founded business started over 45 years ago and how SuperCare has evolved since. SuperCare now manages millions of lives annually as one of the largest in-home providers of post-acute care respiratory services throughout multiple states.

Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Akrami has served and lived in multiple continents as he has developed expertise in infectious disease and crirtical care. Kevan joins the show to share his first-hand experience about battling COVID-19 on the frontline in 2021, while also addressing some of the myths about the disease and vaccine.

Dec 24, 2020

The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey is the leading tool for seniors and their loves ones to get true private pay costs of in-home care, senior living, adult day care, and nursing home care. Gordon shares how it all comes together and how it's the go-to resource for care seekers across the country.

Dec 14, 2020

Chris uprooted from Oklahoma not too long ago after throwing his name in the hat to lead Sharp. Little did he know that early in his tenure a global pandemic would hit. Chris shares how he and his team have created a positive "Sharp experience."

Nov 30, 2020

Don, who recently started his own podcast, has helped lead successful efforts in multiple states for Blue Shield.  Don spends some time sharing a bit about Blue Shield in CA and what's new in 2021.

Nov 23, 2020

Karen joins the show to shed some light as to how Health Net is helping its many members throughout the state through a variety of offerings.  Karen also addresses the challenge of healthcare accessibility that remains a hot topic in the healthcare community.

Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Batra joins us for our of our Fall Health Plan Miniseries where she shares about SCAN's specific focus on seniors, how COVID-19 has impacted members in 2020, and how SCAN is moving forward into the new plan year for its over 200,000 older adult members. 

Oct 26, 2020

Martin rejoins the show as the first health plan leader in our 2020 Open Enrollment Miniseries. Martin gives an update into how Anthem continues to evolve while, in certain ways, remaining the same as many of Anthem traditional and supplemental benefits are working well for its Medicare members.

Oct 12, 2020

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, is not as prevalent as one may think due to certain restrictions the government has recently lifted.  Up and coming WelbeHealth, led by Matt Patterson, has quickly grown to be able to provide care to thousands (and growing) of low income older adults.  Matt shares how WelbeHealth came together and how it is helping drive the growth of PACE in the southwest.

Sep 28, 2020

David spent  time with the show sharing about his journey from one side of the country, South Florida, to the other side with UC Davis Health in Northern California.  Located in the Greater Sacramento area, David shares how UC Davis Health was the first system to treat a COVID-19 community spread case and the lessons learned from the national news story earlier this year.

Sep 14, 2020

Senator Daschle helped lead America post 9/11 and also was one of only two in US history to serve twice as both Majority and Minority leader. Tom shares about his experiences as a US Senator, his role prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and his outlook on healthcare in America.

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