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

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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

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.

46: Creating Something Better than the Sum of its Parts, with James Staten, SVP and CFO, University of Southern California

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with James Staten, Senior Vice President and CFO at the University of Southern California to talk about the leadership lessons gained throughout his professional career in public accounting and his experience in the formation of NewYork-Presbyterian to the expansion of the Yale-New Haven Health System. We also discussed other learnings from his career in healthcare and how that has served him in his role in academia.

45: We Do Love Partnering, with David Chernow, President and CEO, Select Medical

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with David S. Chernow, President and CEO, Select Medical to discuss how Select’s decision to accept all COVID patients was predetermined by their corporate strategy, the outline of the post-acute care business, where scale matters most, and the keys to successful partnerships where solid operations make the difference.

44: Purveyors of Truth and Beacons of Hope, with Chris Howard, President and CEO, Sharp HealthCare

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Chris Howard, President and CEO, Sharp HealthCare to discuss the breakdown of Sharp’s capitated and fee-for-service revenues and how capitated revenue provides a more stable revenue base. We also spoke about the new core competency of scaling up and scaling down developed in response to the crisis, and lessons learned during the COVID pandemic that are contributing to the new normal in healthcare.

43: They Rally and They Get It Done, with Redonda Miller, M.D., President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Redonda Miller, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital about the need for a reliable PPE supply chain and the necessity of governmental stockpiles, how telemedicine visits grew overnight from 35 to 20,000 per week, the strategy for educating the community to return for necessary surgery and treatments, and the top characteristics of a leader in a crisis.

41: You Can Only Connect the Dots Backwards, with Dr. James Linder, CEO, Nebraska Medicine

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. James Linder, CEO, Nebraska Medicine to talk about his storied career at the University of Nebraska, a leader’s most important characteristic in times of crisis, and the role of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and National Quarantine Unit in treating some of the first COVID patients from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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.