Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

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Becker's Healthcare Podcast is an exciting new podcast from Becker's Healthcare which features interviews and conversations with the latest in thought leadership in the healthcare industry.

Shehzad Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Dayton Children's Hospital
Last Friday at 7:14 PM

This episode features Shehzad Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Dayton Children's Hospital. Here, he discusses his background & career, how he & his team are tackling staffing shortages, telehealth in the pediatric space, and more.


Patricia Donley, Vice President at WellSpan Health & President of Good Samaritan Hospital
Last Friday at 6:44 PM

This episode features Patricia Donley, Vice President for WellSpan Health & President of Good Samaritan Hospital. Here, she discusses her journey into healthcare leadership, her pride in WellSpan’s high-touch culture, advice for emerging healthcare professionals, and more.


Ramon Rodriguez, President and CEO of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Last Friday at 3:13 PM

This episode features Ramon Rodriguez, President and CEO of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.  Here, he discusses the shortage of physicians of Latinx backgrounds, his advice for students and young professionals looking to go into healthcare leadership, and more.


The 100-Year-Old Tuberculin Skin Test vs. TB Blood Test
Last Thursday at 10:51 PM

In this episode we are joined by Hema Kapoor, MD, SM, D(ABMM), Senior Medical Director of Infectious Diseases/Immunology and Global Diagnostics Network, Medical Affairs at Quest Diagnostics, to discuss the challenges for healthcare providers who mainly rely on the old method of tuberculin skin testing, the process for the TB blood test, the strategies for converting to the TB blood test and more. 


This episode is sponsored by Quest Diagnostics.


Dr. April Kapu, President of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Last Thursday at 10:37 PM

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. April Kapu, President of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Here, she discusses the work she is doing with AANP in filling the provider gap and increasing access to care through advocating for the allowance of nurse practitioners to work to the fullest extent of their education & training, the current public perception of NPs, challenges surrounding the shortage of nurse educators, and much more.


Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health IT, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Last Thursday at 7:26 PM

This episode features Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health IT, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Here, he discusses his role and what the ONC does, what led him to work in this current role, his top priorities going into 2023, and more.


Ryan Blackwell, Leader, Cloud Operations at Tufts Medicine & Tim Brown, Global Healthcare Customer Lead for AWS Marketplace
Last Thursday at 2:22 PM

Tune in to improve your understanding of digital transformation and how it can be leveraged to best support patients and healthcare providers. We talk with Ryan Blackwell, the Leader of Cloud Operations at Tufts Medicine & Tim Brown, the Global Healthcare Customer Lead for AWS Marketplace, to find out the types of technology integrations today’s CIOs are prioritizing, to better define "digital transformation" and much more.


This episode is sponsored by AWS Marketplace.


Jakob Emerson, Insurance Editor at Becker's Healthcare
Last Wednesday at 8:30 PM

This episode features Jakob Emerson, Insurance Editor at Becker's Healthcare. Here, he discusses UnitedHealth Group's Optum being the largest employer of physicians in America especially after recent acquisitions, what all of this consolidation means for the industry, and more.


Dr. Shondra Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer at InclusivCare
Last Wednesday at 4:36 PM

This episode features Dr. Shondra Williams, President & Chief Executive Officer at InclusivCare. Here, he discusses the non-profit InclusiveCare & all of the services it provides, the population they serve, the growth of their mental health services in the last 3 years, her top priorities going into 2023, and more.


Andrea Lee Linna, Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP
Last Wednesday at 2:06 PM

This episode features Andrea Lee Linna, Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP. Here, she discusses the FTC moving forward in banning non-competes & what that will mean for health systems & private equity firms.


Alan Condon, Editor-in-Chief at Becker's Healthcare
Last Tuesday at 11:00 PM

In this episode we are rejoined by Alan Condon, Editor-in-Chief at Becker's Healthcare, to discuss Mass General Brigham shuffling community hospital leaders & shifting CEOs to COOs, workforce cuts to Memorial Sloan Kettering & Tufts, and the FTC moving to ban non-competes & what it could mean for physicians.


James Lynn, System Vice President of Facilities and Support Services at Marshfield Clinic Health System
Last Tuesday at 5:50 PM

This episode features James Lynn, System Vice President of Facilities and Support Services at Marshfield Clinic Health System. Here, he discusses his background & career, what initially attracted him to Marshfield Clinic, his focus on becoming a more efficient health system, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Dr. Matthew Primack, President of Advocate Condell Medical Center
Last Tuesday at 2:00 PM

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Matthew Primack, President of Advocate Condell Medical Center, to discuss top challenges he’s preparing for going into 2023, opportunities to improve access to care through virtual health, the importance for leaders to be able to inspire their team, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Dr. Luis Garcia, President of Sanford Clinic
Last Monday at 8:16 PM

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Luis Garcia, President of Sanford Clinic, to discuss his background & what led him into healthcare executive leadership, how his time growing up in Mexico City influences the way he provides care & leads, his focus on patient experience, and much more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


11 Healthcare Stories We are Following this Week 1-23-23
Last Monday at 3:46 PM

In this episode Scott Becker discusses some of the top healthcare stories of the week.


Anand Singh, Vice President of RWJBarnabas Health Northern Cardiothoracic Surgery Strategy & CBMC Cardiovascular Services at RWJBH System
Last Monday at 2:34 PM

This episode features Anand Singh, Vice President of RWJBarnabas Health Northern Cardiothoracic Surgery Strategy & CBMC Cardiovascular Services at RWJBH System. Here, he discusses challenges surrounding staff recruitment, how RWJBH is looking at growth & investments going into 2023, his focus on reinvesting in staff, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Arianne Dowdell, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Officer at Houston Methodist
01/22/2023

This episode features Arianne Dowdell, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Officer at Houston Methodist. Here, she discusses her background as a lawyer & broadcast journalist & what skills those experiences bring to her in her current role, the steps she is taking to educate her staff on DEI, Houston Methodist’s implication of a DEI dashboard & what that means, plus a lot more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Dr. Chad Teven, Plastic Surgeon, Microsurgeon & Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern Medicine; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
01/22/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Chad Teven, Plastic Surgeon, Microsurgeon & Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern Medicine; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Here, he discusses background & what led him to his current position, his excitement surrounding the different ways health organizations can leverage AI, the importance of empathetic leaders, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Dr. Vishal Khetpal, Resident Physician at Brown University Internal Medicine Program
01/22/2023

This episode features Dr. Vishal Khetpal, Resident Physician at Brown University Internal Medicine Program. Here, he discusses his focus on the social determinants of cardiovascular disease, his excitement surrounding the different capabilities AI will bring to healthcare, and more.


Franklin Owusu, Administrator - Hospital Operations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
01/21/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Franklin Owusu, Administrator - Hospital Operations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to discuss what his current role entails, challenges surrounding workforce shortages & financial pressures, his thoughts on tech & retail disruptors in healthcare, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Michelle Winfield-Hanrahan, RN BSN MHA MSN, Chief Clinical Access Officer & Assistant Vice Chancellor for Access at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
01/21/2023

This episode features Michelle Winfield-Hanrahan, RN BSN MHA MSN, Chief Clinical Access Officer & Assistant Vice Chancellor for Access at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Here, she discusses what led her into healthcare leadership, the value of being a good listener, top challenges she’s preparing for going into 2023, and a lot more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Dr. Alan Hathcock, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director at Northern Colorado Hospitalists, PLLC
01/21/2023

In this conversation, Dr. Alan Hathcock, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director at Northern Colorado Hospitalists, PLLC, discusses different ways to address burnout & staffing shortages, what makes him both excited & nervous about going into 2023, his focus on patient experience, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here


Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Health for Clinical Services), VHA at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
01/20/2023

This episode features Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Health for Clinical Services), VHA at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Here, she discusses her experience serving in the military & how it shapes the way she leads, her focus on hiring & retention of staff, the importance for leaders to look at industries outside of healthcare for inspiration, and more.



Craig Richardville, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Intermountain Healthcare
01/20/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Craig Richardville, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, to discuss his focus on patient experience & automating lower level tasks to ease the burden on staff, the importance of staying flexible & embracing change, plus a lot more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Dennis Delisle, ScD, FACHE, Executive Director at University Hospital & Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
01/20/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Dennis Delisle, ScD, FACHE, Executive Director at University Hospital & Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to discuss his background & current role, challenges surrounding workforce shortages, the growth of the academic medical center, and more.


Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023 here.


Outpatient Oncology Care Transformation - Andrew Graham DNP, RN, PCCN-K | Director - Outpatient Oncology and Infusion | NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
01/20/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Andrew Graham DNP, RN, PCCN-K | Director - Outpatient Oncology and Infusion | NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, to discuss the recent Outpatient Oncology Care transformation at Brooklyn Methodist. Tune in to hear why they are turning to AI-based solutions and the challenges being solved with this transformation. Hear the results from LeanTaaS' iQueue product, and how the integration of this technology positively affected both patients and clinicians.


This episode is sponsored by LeanTaaS.


Kiley Floyd, CEO at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital
01/20/2023

This episode features Kiley Floyd, CEO at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital. Here, she discusses her pride in the resiliency of her team, challenges surrounding rural healthcare, advice for evolving leaders, and more.


Julie Gauderman, Associate Director Nurse Anesthesia Program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
01/19/2023

This episode features Julie Gauderman, Associate Director Nurse Anesthesia Program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Here, she discusses her background & current role, challenges surrounding staffing shortages & burnout, innovation in the healthcare education world, and more.


Jim Medendorp, Chief Strategy Officer at Saint Francis Health System
01/19/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Jim Medendorp, Chief Strategy Officer at Saint Francis Health System, to discuss his career & what led him to his current role at Saint Francis, the significance of data-driven decision making, and much more.


Sunil Dalani, Chief Information and Transformation Officer & Chief Cyber Security Officer at Atlantic Health System
01/18/2023

This episode features Sunil Dalani, Chief Information and Transformation Officer & Chief Cyber Security Officer at Atlantic Health System. In this conversation, he discusses his work in each of his roles, his focus on leveraging technology to increase access to care, advice for evolving CIOs, and more.


Human Understanding in the 5th Revolution
01/18/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Jorge Torres, Managing Partner at JIT Associates, and Ryan Donohue, Strategic Advisor at NRC Health, to discuss staff support, "transactional culture" versus "transcendental relationship culture", the 5th industrial revolution and more. 


This episode is sponsored by NRC Health.


7 Healthcare Stories We Are Following This Morning 1-18-23
01/18/2023

In this episode Scott Becker discusses the top healthcare stories of the day.


Dr. John Bulger, Chief Medical Officer Insurance Operations and Strategic Partnerships at Geisinger
01/18/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. John Bulger, Chief Medical Officer Insurance Operations and Strategic Partnerships at Geisinger, to discuss his background & current role, how quality plays into value-based care, the importance of preventative care, what he’s excited about going into the new year, and more.


Mark Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer at Boca Grande Health Clinic, Inc.
01/17/2023

This episode features Mark Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer at Boca Grande Health Clinic, Inc. Here, he discusses his background & career, his experience with Hurricane Ian, top priorities going into the new year, and more.


Brian Fugere, Chief Product Officer & Vijay Jayaraman, Vice President of Strategy, Product Management at symplr
01/17/2023

In this episode we discuss interoperability challenges with two leaders from symplr: Brian Fugere, the Chief Product Officer, and Vijay Jayaraman, the Vice President of Strategy, Product Management. Tune in to hear about the implications of healthcare operations technology challenges, how the current fiscal environment impacts hospital adoption of software solutions, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by symplr.


The Cost Of Doing Nothing
01/17/2023

In this episode we are joined by Kimberly Hartsfield, EVP of Growth Enablement at VisiQuate, to discuss the potential issues with hospital leaders putting projects, implementations and purchases on hold, the importance for organizations to invest in their futures now, and the change that comes along with embracing technology.


This episode is sponsored by VisiQuate.


Christopher Lee, Portfolio Director at Elevance Health
01/16/2023

This episode features Christopher Lee, Portfolio Director at Elevance Health. Here, he discusses his background & what led him to healthcare leadership, different ways to improve patient experience, and more.


Mike Farrell, President at Advocate Children's Hospital
01/16/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Mike Farrell, President at Advocate Children's Hospital, to discuss his background & current role, challenges surrounding labor shortages & burnout, the benefits of mergers to diversify perspectives, and more.


Mark Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer at Boca Grande Health Clinic, Inc.
01/16/2023

In this episode, we are joined by Mike Farrell, President at Advocate Children's Hospital, to discuss his background & current role, challenges surrounding labor shortages & burnout, the benefits of mergers to diversify perspectives, and more.


Dr. Kimberly Cantees, Clinical Director of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
01/16/2023

This episode features Dr. Kimberly Cantees, Clinical Director of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Here, she discusses her background and current role, challenges surrounding capacity constraints, and more.