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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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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.

Sep 1, 2020

Genworth is considered the largest long term care insurance provider in the United States, but a big focus for Larry nowadays is caring for the caregiver.  Larry shares how Genworth's Carescout network, and its new Caregiver Support Services, can help employers ensure their employees have the support they need when caring for an aging loved one.

Aug 19, 2020

Bill has had the opportunity to serve at KP for many decades.  In this episode, Bill touches on his love for Dodgers, the impact of KP's great former leader, the late Dr. Bernard Tyson, & how Bill has been able to bridge the gap between the various organizations under KP umbrella to help KP grow in California & beyond.

Aug 4, 2020

Karen joined the show to discuss the differences between American and Canadian healthcare, as well as how Stanford case managers and social workers have been successful transitioning patients during the pandemic

Jul 21, 2020

LHC Group is one of the largest post-acute providers in the United States, encompassing most states with a variety of home health, hospice, and other services.  Josh and Dr. Ben join the show to discuss how LHC's clinical and joint venture expertise with health systems has helped its many locations become marketplace leaders.

Jul 8, 2020

Paul's vast experience serving some of the nation's largest providers, including Vitas Hospice and Gentiva, have helped shape him into the leader he is today.  Paul shares how he's taken his national experience and mentality of doing what's right for the patient to help Mission in its efforts to deliver quality home health and hospice.

Jun 23, 2020

After initially joining the show in 2017 as "the new guy" to Southern California, Erik has helped Providence St. Joseph Health transform into arguably the largest provider of health services in Southern California.  Erik touches on some of the key initiatives over the years, including the current partnership with Cedars Sinai, as well as how PSJH is positioned to serve during the pandemic.

Jun 1, 2020

Eva and Jenna join the show to discuss how community based organizations like ONEgeneration, serving the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, are needed more than ever in serving our seniors and those in need through services like meal delivery, care management, and much more.

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