With over 7,000 leaders from around the world coming together in Boston, I had the privilege of sitting down with leaders from a variety of impactful organizations. Part 1 includes:
• Micky Tripathi- US Dept of Health and Human Services' National Coordinator for Health IT
• Amy McDonough-Fitbit's Managing Director and General Manager
• Krish Ramakrishnan-Co-Founder of BlueJeans by Verizon
• Peter Schlecht-Founder of Braingrade
Dr. Jeffers discusses how getting admitted to med school while in high school prepared her to become a CMO and also lead the Integrated Breast Center, a free resource by St. John's in Ventura County where Dr. Jeffers now practices in her home town.
One of the nation's leaders of the post-acute industry (home health, hospice, caregiving), Bill Dombi, joins the show and shares about his journey, as well as the journey of care in the home, over the past few decades and what we can expect to come in the near future as more care is delivered in the home. Co-host April Stewart makes her debut on the show as well.
Dr. Charbonneau explains how Encompass Health has become an expert for the care and expertise it provides in the acute rehabiltation hospital setting. We explore her long tenure with Encompass Health and how confusion exists as what the term "rehabilitaton hospital" actually means.
Syl joins the show and shares about his journey that started in Quebec, Canada. Caring for his father at a young age was an inspiration that would ultimately lead him to become one of North America's leaders in nursing, where he now oversees the efforts of 48,000 nurses under the Providence umbrella. Syl doesn't shy away from the discussion as we explore the role of a CNO and nursing executive, addressing how he leads with a union presence, not always an easy feat. Syl also touches on his other passion, and how we can expect to find him acting on stage when he retires.
Dr. Fong joins the show to break down what the physician advisor role is when serving as a liaison between care coordination or case management departments and the frontline physicians providing patient care in an acute care hospital setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.