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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Ken Paulus, President and CEO, Prime Therapeutics to discuss the role of a PBM and its value equation, barriers to quality and outcomes confronting caregivers, and the need for physicians to be in charge of complicated care paradigms.
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.
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Dr. Steve Corwin, President and CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian to talk about being in the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, the heroism of the healthcare workers battling the pandemic and the resolve of people bonding together in a difficult time.
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Brett McClung, President and CEO, Baptist Health to talk about the use of predictive analytics to estimate the duration of the first COVID wave and the timing of the possible second wave, the use of AI to test the effectiveness of telehealth visits, and the new normal in terms of greater physician alignment and deeper consumer analytics.
38: Times of Stress Amplify Weaknesses and Strengths, with Terry Shaw, President and CEO, AdventHealth
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Terry Shaw, President and CEO, AdventHealth to talk about how consolidation among provider health systems will play out over the next three years, what steps CMS should take to make care more efficient and consumer-focused, the economics of AdventHealth due to COVID-19, and what personal and professional learnings he took away from the crisis.
37: We’ve Got To Meet Patients Where they Are, with Russell Cox, President and CEO, Norton Healthcare
In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Russell Cox, President and CEO, Norton Healthcare to talk about the increase in telehealth visits in healthcare, characteristics of a leader in a crisis and the fundamental learning from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.