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

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.

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.

71: Bravery, Resilience, Compassion and Dedication with Dr. Craig Samitt, Dennis Murphy, Ken Paulus, Dr. Janice Nevin

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we welcome four CEO’s who have been previous guests on the show to talk about what they have learned during the COVID crisis and look ahead to priorities in 2021.

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Craig Samitt, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota; Dennis Murphy, President and CEO, Indiana University Health; Ken Paulus, President and CEO, Prime Therapeutics; and Dr. Janice Nevin, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System

70: Attributes of a Leader in a Crisis with Dennis Pullin, Dr. Redonda Miller, Dr. Steve Corwin, Peter Fine, and Russ Cox

In this special holiday episode of Fireside Chat, we’ve asked five CEOs, all of whom have appeared previously on this show, to share with us what they believe to be the most important attributes of a leader during a crisis.

Across these conversations, there was a clear consensus that over-weighting communication, embracing the organization’s culture, sharing the truth, being visible, and conveying a positive attitude were essential attributes of crisis leadership.

Joining us on the show were Dennis Pullin, President and CEO at Virtua Health; Redonda Miller, M.D., President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Steve Corwin, M.D., President and CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian; Peter Fine, President and CEO, Banner Health; and Russ Cox, CEO of Norton Healthcare.

69: Stay Safe and Look Out for One Another with Kevin B. Mahoney, CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Kevin B. Mahoney, CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System to talk about how healthcare systems impact the economies around them and the need for systems to lower costs in the future. We also discussed how the COVID crisis has reawakened the realization that public health is important to good personal health for many and it contributes to a healthy economy.

68: Transforming a Health System to a Health Platform with Dr. Harold (Hal) Paz, EVP and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University, and CEO, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Harold (Hal) Paz, EVP and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University, and CEO, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to discuss social determinants of health and transforming a health system to a health platform. We also talk about key characteristics of a leader in a crisis and new health strategies in the COVID era.

67: Learning the Language of Leaders with Dr. Nancy Brown, Dean, Yale School of Medicine

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Nancy Brown, Dean, Yale School of Medicine, to discuss her impressive background and successes in medicine and research. We also talked about her priorities developed during her first 10 months at the School of Medicine and the Yale Cultural Ambassadors Program along with the major successes it has had in increasing diversity enrollment in Yale clinical trials.

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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.