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Former Molina Healthcare Executive John Molina and the Relaunch of Community Hospital Long Beach

Former Molina Healthcare executive and entrepreneur John Molina discusses the vision he and his team had in investing in the relaunch of Community Hospital Long Beach, which recently reopened to support the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic. John also shares how his departure in 2017 from Molina, while not easy, was a teaching moment to his kids. Check out this episode!
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Dr. William Dale, City of Hope Chair in Supportive Medicine, and “The Elephant in the Room”

Dr. Dale discusses growing up in Illinois, including playing basketball with Barrack Obama, and his journey into serving in geriatrics and caring for those near end of life. We devote time in the episode to discuss "The Elephant in the Room," a film Dr. Dale helped produce that brings both comedy and emotion to the often difficult conversations regarding end of life. Check out this episode!
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America’s Physician Groups’ President and CEO Don Crane

APG President and value-based care nationall pillar Don Crane rejoins the show to share updates on the continued move from "volume to value."  APG's members include some of the largest medical groups across the country, including those from 45 states and including some of the biggest names in the healthcare industry, with a focus on outcomes instead of fee for service. Check out this episode!
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Celebrating Social Workers: Mayo Clinic’s Michelle Burns, LMSW- Social Work Manager

Michelle comes from a family of "informal social workers." She joins the show to discuss how she ultimately became a formal social worker after first being a mom, and how social workers play such a critical role in helping patients transition from a hospital setting to the community. Michelle shares some touching stories displaying what social workers do for their patients in often trying and emotional times. Check out…
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Celebrating Social Workers: Stanford Health Care’s Matt Chappell, LCSW-Manager of Care Coordination

Matt has been a pillar in the Bay Area social work community for over 20 years.  Matt shares his journey from serving the HIV community in San Francisco in the 90s to frontline socail work and leadership roles in large healthcare organizations like Sutter and Stanford.  Join us in our first of 2 episodes honoring social worker leaders during Social Work Month in March. Check out this episode!
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Keck Medicine of USC Interim CEO Rod Hanners

Rod returns to the show but this time in a new role, or should I say roles, as he's now the acting/interim CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, while also serving in his ongoing COO role. Rod gives us an update since our last time having him on the show a few years ago, including how USC has responded during the pandemic, as well as why 2 of its…
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LA County Department of Public Health Shares Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine with 24 Hour Home Care Staff

LA County Department of Public Health's (LACDPH) Chair of the Healthcare Outreach Unit and infeciton disease expert Dr. Zachary Rubin, along with LACDPH Healthcare Outreach Unit's Alejandro Ramirez, RN, share the facts on the vaccine with 24 Hour Home Care frontline caregivers and support staff during a virtual townhall meeting in February, 2021. Check out this episode!
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California’s Department of Aging Director Kim McCoy Wade & The Newly Released Master Plan on Aging

California's Master Plan on Aging, released in January of 2021, has been 2 years in the making with hundreds of stakeholders lending their exerptise.  Kim McCoy Wade joins the show to share what California has in store to serve a 60yr old+ population that will reach over 10 million by 2030. Check out this episode!
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John Cassar, CEO of Leading Respiratory Care Provider SuperCare Health

John shares how the family founded business started over 45 years ago and how SuperCare has evolved since. SuperCare now manages millions of lives annually as one of the largest in-home providers of post-acute care respiratory services throughout multiple states. Check out this episode!
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COVID-19, Infectious Disease & ICU Expert Dr. Kevan Akrami- University of California San Diego

Dr. Akrami has served and lived in multiple continents as he has developed expertise in infectious disease and crirtical care. Kevan joins the show to share his first-hand experience about battling COVID-19 on the frontline in 2021, while also addressing some of the myths about the disease and vaccine. Check out this episode!
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