Fireside Chat

with Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Exploring Health Delivery & Financing with the Co-founder
and Executive Chairman of The Health Management Academy

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Fireside Chat

with Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Exploring Health Delivery & Financing with the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of The Health Management Academy

Subscribe On iTunes

About The Show

“Fireside Chat” is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.

Join Gary Bisbee, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, The Health Management Academy as he conducts weekly interviews with leading thinkers and executives in healthcare.

Recent Episodes

56: Tune Out the Static, with Peter Fine, President and CEO, Banner Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Peter Fine, President and CEO, Banner Health to discuss lessons learned from the COVID crisis under the assumption that there will be other health crises in the future. We also talked about the need for a reliable PPE supply chain and the important characteristics of a leader in a crisis.

55: A Culture of Preparedness with Michael Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Michael Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health to talk about his role in leading through the COVID crisis in the epicenter of the pandemic in New York City. We also covered a list of the key topics for health system leaders, including why scale matters, and how Michael thinks about growing government payments to health systems.

54: Alignment of Interests, by Dr. Craig E. Samitt, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Craig E. Samitt, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to discuss his background in both provider and health insurance organizations and how lessons learned in each are transferable. We also talked about the relationship between health systems and health plans and the evolution from the traditional fee-for-service system to a value model.

53: What Are We Doing for the Community? With Andrew Wisdom, Board Chair, Ochsner Health and President, Crescent Capital Consulting

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Andrew Wisdom, Board Chair, Ochsner Health and President, Crescent Capital Consultants to talk about his wide-ranging governance experience. Wisdom has served on numerous non-profit boards and discussed the unique expectations and responsibilities for sitting on healthcare, higher education, and community services boards.  He shares the three key questions to be asked when considering joining a non-profit board. He also talked about the characteristics of a leader during a crisis based on his experience with Katrina, H1N1, the 2008-2009 recession, and now, COVID-19.

51: Get the Big Things Right, with Robert P. Kelly, former Chairman and CEO, Bank of New York Mellon

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Robert P. Kelly, former Chairman and CEO, Bank of New York Mellon, to discuss lessons learned from the 2008-2009 financial crisis that are relevant to health systems and all organizations working through the current COVID crisis. We also discussed the macro-economics of the pandemic and the challenges organizations will face in the recovery.

50: Single National Platform with Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teledoc Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teledoc Health to talk about the acceleration of telehealth due to the COVID crisis and how physicians need to understand and act on the differences between a webside manner and bedside manner. We also discussed engaging patients and tracking telehealth innovation by hospitals and health systems.

49: People are Counting on Us, with Brian Nester, DO, President and CEO, Lehigh Valley Health Network

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Brian Nester, President and CEO, Lehigh Valley Health Network to discuss Dr. Nester’s path from his three-year tenure as Chief Strategy Officer to becoming CEO. We also talked about the importance of density in transmitting COVID in Lehigh Valley’s service areas, and how a value-based model needs to replace the prevailing fee for service system to provide a broad base of services to the community and a solid financial base for health systems.

48: Creating a Health Company, with Scott Reiner, CEO, Adventist Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Scott Reiner, CEO, Adventist Health to discuss the new organizational structure with three divisions: Care Division, Well-Being Division, and the Managed-Health Division. We also talked about the role of a leader during a crisis and how Adventist Health altered its Cap-Ex spending as a result of COVID.

47: Guided by Values of Excellence and Love, with Janice Nevin, M.D., President and CEO, ChristianaCare Health System

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Janice Nevin, President and CEO, ChristianaCare Health System to talk about her evolution as a leader and the rewards of helping employees exceed expectations. Dr. Nevin also spoke the need for women in healthcare administration and the importance of having a well-rounded portfolio of experience. We discussed social determinants of health and how ChristianaCare is investing in the community.

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About Our Host

Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of The Health Management Academy and the host of Fireside Chats. Gary has led a prominent and successful career that has spanned executive positions in healthcare organizations, on Wall Street, in Academia, and in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. Gary is passionate about promoting thought leadership and innovation in healthcare and uses his platform to share the lessons, conversations, and ideas that will equip executives to continue growing their respective organizations.