Episodes

Dr. Mary Naylor, Creator of the Transitional Care Model

For many healthcare professionals, Dr. Mary Naylor and her transformative Transitional Care Model (fondly referred to as the "Naylor Model"), have become synonymous with care transitions and readmission prevention.  Adapted from a care transitions program for low birth weight infants, Dr. Naylor created one of the most influential models for caring for high-risk older adults.  With amazing results in hundreds of healthcare organizations across the country, it has become…
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Kathy Fraser – President, Case Management Society of America

Case Managers play a significant role in the utilization and quality of the American healthcare system.  In order to keep up with the rapid pace of change, they rely on organizations like the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) for education, resources and advocacy.  PopHealth Podcast had a chance to sit down with CMSA President, Kathy Fraser, at their most recent national conference in Austin to discuss some of…
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Dwight Wilson and Lisa Deal, Leaders of Mission Hospice and Home Care, San Mateo County’s first hospice program

In 1979, Mission Hospice was established as San Mateo County's first hospice program.  In the decades that followed, hospice care was transformed.  Dwight and Lisa take us through the history of hospice care, while sharing how Mission Hospice and Home Care has remained a community pillar in the Bay Area. Check out this episode!
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Dr. Jay Inuma

Dr. Jay Inuma is a high energy, leading physician with a wealth of experience in medical care, including overseeing care coordination and case management at Methodist Hospital of Southern California .  Known as Dr. Jay to his patients, whom he gives his personal cell number to, he's served in roles on both the insurance side with Aetna, and industry giant Kaiser Permanente.  Dr. Jay sheds insight into some of…
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Rod Hanners, CEO Keck Hospital of USC

It isn't often that you come across a hospital executive who is an engineer by trade, and yet Rod Hanners began his career serving on nuclear submarines in the Navy.  Following his tours of duty, he served as the COO of Kaiser Medical Center in LA and then Children's Hospital Los Angeles, before moving into his current role as CEO of Keck Hospital of USC.  Join us to find…
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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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