COVID-19 Episodes

Listen to episodes of Fireside Chat focused on COVID-19

Recent Episodes

39: Building a Lifetime of Health Together, with Brett McClung, President and CEO, Baptist Health

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.

24: COVID-19: There are Times When “Nothing” is the Right Answer, with Bob Kerrey, Former Governor and Senator, Nebraska and President, The New School

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sit down with Bob Kerrey, Former Governor and Senator of Nebraska and President, The New School. In this conversation, we discussed lessons learned during his time as a Governor and U.S. State Senator, the responsibilities of a lead director during a time of crisis, and how the pandemic will change our lifestyles moving forward. read more…

20: COVID-19: Special Circumstances Call for Special Decisions, with Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sat down with Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer to talk about the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, their international and U.S. contribution to the battle against the pandemic, the five-point plan to rally the biopharma industry and their desire to collaborate on combating global pandemics and partnering with leading health systems in areas of shared interest. read more…

15: COVID-19: This is What We Do, with Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic

In this episode of Fireside Chat, we sat down with Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic to talk about the needs of caregivers, patients and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also talked about operating margins for nonprofit health systems, updating the community through live streams and news conferences and how she communicates with the board of directors during the crisis. read more…

14: COVID-19: Not everyone Uses the Same Logic, with Dr. David Callender, President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System

In this Fireside Chat, we sat down with Dr. David Callender, President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System. We talked about the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned in crisis management, the importance of communication with state and local officials, and Memorial Hermann’s growth strategy.

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.

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