81: We’ve Created a Vaccine Buddy System, with Marna Borgstrom, President and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Marna Borgstrom, President, and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System, to discuss the growth of regional health networks, the threat to academic medical centers posed by the payment system, telemedicine, the likelihood of M&A caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the role that health systems are playing to support the public health infrastructure.
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Pete McCanna, President, Baylor Scott & White Health to discuss lessons learned through COVID including the issue of large health systems planning for flex capacity as a contingency for future crisis. We also talked about vaccine distribution and Baylor’s priorities for 2021.
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Michael Mussallem, Chairman and CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, to discuss the effects of the COVID crisis on healthcare and the key characteristics of a leader during a crisis. We also explore Mike’s background and how he has helped Edwards become a global leader in the industry.
78: Super Bowl Special: Exciting Times for Team Members, with Tommy Inzina, President and CEO, BayCare Health System
In this special episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Tommy Inzina, President and CEO, BayCare Health System, to talk about opportunities for healthcare workers to attend the upcoming Super Bowl. We also discussed into issues of scale and the value of regional health networks in the future.
77: Partnering to Speed up Vaccination Distribution, With James Hereford, President and CEO, Fairview
In this episode of Fireside Chat, welcome back James Hereford, President and CEO, Fairview, to discuss how the system has dealt with the COVID crisis and lessons learned in dealing with the surge. We also talked about changes in financing and delivery, and what the next generation of health system CEOs will look like in the future.
76: Spectrum Priority: Get Shots in Arms, with Tina Freese Decker, President and CEO, Spectrum Health
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we welcome back Tina Freese Decker, President and CEO, Spectrum Health, to discuss the effects of COVID on empowering consumers to change their demand profile which will cause health systems to move faster and in new ways. We also talked about vaccine distribution and the importance of the affordability issue to consumers.
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Todd Latz, CEO, GoHealth, to talk about the opportunity for improving quality and performance in sharing best practices across GoHealth national leading health system partners. We also discussed the necessary principles underlying what makes a partnership work well and how the system has responded to the COVID crisis.
74: No One Wants to Work for a Pessimist, with Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System to discuss how a greater organizational scale allowed a more efficient response to COVID and the continued growth and development of regional health systems. We also talked about key issues in healthcare like affordability, the next generation leaders of health systems, and the importance of digitization and scientific innovation for the future.
73: Have We Made a Difference in People’s Lives? with Kevin Tabb, M.D., President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Kevin Tabb, M.D., President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health, to discuss the current COVID surge and how caregivers are handling the steady pressure. We also discussed the role out of the COVID vaccine and how the pandemic has changed the role of c-suite leaders.
72: Yale Cultural Ambassador Program: Access to Clinical Research and an Approach to Advancing Health Equity
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we learn more about the Yale Cultural Ambassador Program and its success in accelerating minority participation in the Yale School of Medicine’s clinical research.
The background, of course, is that minority participation in clinical trials is a long-standing, national challenge. Minority communities are distrustful of clinical research due, in part, through misguided past research trials such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Further, communication with minority communities about science and research has been sparse and not generally creative or thoughtful.
The Yale Cultural Ambassador Program was designed to increase minority participation in clinical trials, which it has accomplished beyond expectations. Furthermore, it has bridged the minority and scientific communities and there are open lines of communication about COVID, vaccines, and youth exposure to science and medicine.
About Our Host
Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., is the Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Health Management Academy and Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Think Medium. Gary’s career has spanned executive positions in healthcare organizations from Wall Street to academia, and across a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. Gary is passionate about promoting thought leadership and innovation in healthcare and uses his platform to share lessons, conversations, and ideas that will equip executives to continue growing their respective organizations.