Episodes

Erik Wexler, CEO of Providence Health & Services Southern California, hates the idea of “discharging” patients…but not in the way you might think

When Erik Wexler was recently named CEO of Providence Health & Services in Southern CA, he took over 6 of the most prominent and integral medical centers in the region and their community engagement.  He also played a major role in their recent merger with St. Joseph Health, which created one of the largest and most impactful health systems across Southern CA. In this engaging and insightful conversation, Erik…
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Scott Ferguson, Director of Social Work at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and President of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care

We love Social Workers on this show and are consistently amazed by their capacity to care for those without champions.  It isn't very often, however, that we get to see the heartbreaking challenges and heart-warming success stories that these Social Workers face on a day-to-day basis from their point-of-view.  Scott Ferguson is not only the Director of Social Work at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, but also the President of…
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Secretary of the CA Department of Health & Human Services, Diana Dooley, discusses the future of healthcare in America and why pragmatism can still win

With the CBO Scoring of the Senate healthcare bill due this week, and a vote scheduled before the July 4th break, confusion and frustration regarding the future of healthcare in America and here in California is at an all-time high.  With this is mind, we present you with our timely and extremely topical interview with Secretary of the CA Department of Health & Human Services, Diana Dooley.  Secretary Dooley…
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CAPG President, Don Crane, on ‘The Model’ and the future of Healthcare in America

With over 300 member physician groups that practice capitated and coordinated care across 44 states,  CAPG has been a long-time leader in advocacy for capitation, helping federal legislators transform the American healthcare system.  Longtime CAPG President Don Crane joins the podcast to shed light on the forward-thinking efforts of CAPG, which has been advocating on behalf of providers that practice coordinated care and capitation for many decades. Check out…
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Dr. David Feinberg, former UCLA Health & current Geisinger Health CEO

When Dr. David Feinberg joined UCLA Health System many years ago as a psychiatrist, he wasn't expecting to one day lead the organization.  However, after becoming CEO during a period of cratering patient satisfaction scores, Dr. Feinberg helped engineer one of the most incredible and well-documented cultural transformations in healthcare, establishing UCLA as one of the top 3-5 hospitals in the nation in the process.  While he'd quickly rebut…
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Former HomeHero CEO, Kyle Hill, breaks his silence on their shock-exit from the home care industry and what lies ahead for their team

When HomeHero broke onto the home care scene in 2013, their revolutionary approach and enormous venture capital backing took the healthcare world by storm.  However, less than four years later in an article titled "There's No Magic in Venture-Backed Home Care", Kyle announced that HomeHero would be leaving home care for good.  In this fascinating (if we do say so ourselves) conversation with PopHealth Podcast, Kyle talks about HomeHero's…
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From Obamacare to Trumpcare: Why YOU Should Care

Harry Nelson and his law firm, Nelson Hardiman, have established themselves as some of the leading healthcare attorneys in the United States.  Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Harry and his team have worked nonstop to help their healthcare clients navigate the new realities of healthcare and the implications it involved.  With the future of our nation's healthcare system thrown into disarray after the election of Donald…
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How VNAA and their new venture, elevatingHOME, plan to “re-envision healthcare delivery” to place home at the center of care

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America, better known as VNAA, has long been one of the pillars of advocacy for care in the home.  They've felt, however, that the industry overall remains too fragmented to work towards the common goals we all share.  This led them to create an entirely new entity, the recently unveiled elevatingHOME, through which they intend to "re-envision healthcare delivery to place home at the center…
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Christian Lanham, VP of Business Development at Brookdale, and the Evolution of Residential Senior Living

Brookdale is the largest senior living provider in the country, with more than 1,100 communities nationwide providing a range of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing services.  Christian Lanham, VP of Business Development, sits down with Zac in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee to discuss what has made Brookdale so successful and why residential senior living is such an important option for individuals and their families throughout the aging…
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American Case Management Association Conferences: Arizona and Southern California (ACMA)

PopHealth Podcast has been a longtime supporter of the American Case Management Association and all they do to both educate their members and provide ongoing support in their endeavors to innovate and improve case management.  In this episode, Case Management Leaders from Arizona and Southern California join the podcast to discuss hot topics in case management while the show was onsite at the ACMA Arizona and So Cal conferences. Check…
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