Episodes

Mission Healthcare’s Damien Weston: Expansion, Livng on a Boat, & the Largest Provider in the West

Fresh off big acquistion news of Healthy Living Network (HLN), Damien shares how Mission is transforming home health, hospice, and palliative care services as it becomes the largest provider of these services in the west. Check out this episode!
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Home Care Association of America’s Vicki Hoak: Caregiver Shortage, Funding Sources for Care, & More

Vicki Hoak hops on the show to address some of the national challenges of the home care industry, including changes in the industry that will impact our ability to age in place such as new funding for care. Check out this episode!
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HonorHealth Leaders Pam Foster and Allison Rose

Returning guest Pam Foster, VP Care Coordination, joins colleague Allison Rose, Network Director of Clinical Effectiveness, to share with host Gavin Ward and our audience about their initiatives at their muti-hospital system serving Scottsdale and Phoenix that end up leading to great outcomes for the patients that they ssrvice. Check out this episode!
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Home Based Care Industry Leaders Bruce Greenstein & Gwen Guillotte (LHC Group) On Risk & Partnerships

Gwen and Bruce joined the show from their headquarters in Lafeyette where LHC, one of the nation's largest providers of home based care, has figured out some of the "secret sauce" to land joint ventures with some of the nation's largest health systems. Check out this episode!
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LeadingAge California President Jeannee Parker Martin & the Caregiver Workforce Shortage

Jeannee Parker Martin, a pillar in the California aging community, joins the show and discusses the recent initiative among LeadingAge and other organizations to address the growing shortage of good caregiver jobs to serve our growing aging population. Check out this episode!
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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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