Fireside Chat

with Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Exploring Health Delivery & Financing with the Co-founder
and Chairman Emeritus 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 Chairman Emeritus 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 Chairman Emeritus, The Health Management Academy as he conducts weekly interviews with leading thinkers and executives in healthcare.

Podcast produced by Think Medium

Recent Episodes

61: Calm, Rational, Transparent with Robert W. Roth, President and CEO, RoMan Manufacturing and Board Chair, Spectrum Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Robert W. Roth, President and CEO, RoMan Manufacturing and Board Chair, Spectrum Health to discuss the responsibilities of the board chair and the importance of a clear and positive relationship with the CEO. We also discussed the role a board plays during a crisis and the key characteristics of a leader in the midst of a crisis.

58: Marathon and Not a Sprint, with Rod Hochman, M.D., President and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Rod Hochman, President and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health to talk about the impact of the crisis on the longer-term impact of the COVID crisis on health systems, key characteristics of a leader in a crisis, and discussion of what the federal government can do to lead change in healthcare and balance its role as a regulator while encouraging innovation.

57: Calm Over Chaos, Faith Over Fear, with Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO, AdvocateAurora Health

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO, AdvocateAurora Health to talk about a strategic path of transforming the core, placing the consumer first, and providing services for the whole person’s health. We also discussed AdvocateAurora’s response to the COVID crisis, social determinants of health, and the characteristics of a leader in a crisis.

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.

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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.