The Gary Bisbee Show

The Gary Bisbee Show

The Gary Bisbee Show is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.

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28: The Mind of an Entrepreneur with Todd Cozzens, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Transformation Capital

In this episode, we sit down with Todd Cozzens, a Co-founder & Managing Partner of Transformation Capital. The conversation explores leadership lessons, management, transformational investing, and more.
September 23, 2021

27: Affordability: The Challenge of the Decade, featuring Mark Miller, Ph.D., Marty Makary, M.D., Nancy-Ann DeParle, Seema Verma, Elder Granger, M.D., MG, USA, (RET.)

In this special mash-up episode, we speak with various leaders across the board of healthcare to examine the challenge of affordability and some potential solutions.
September 16, 2021

26: Experience Across the Board, with Mindy Mount, Board Member and Advisor

Meet Mindy Mount:Mindy Mount currently serves on a variety of boards of directors including Cerner Corporation, Technicolor, The Learning Care Group, Group 9 Acquisition Corp., and Zayo. She has experience in public, private, and non-profit governance. She has a diverse background in finance and technology, having worked for Microsoft, Time Warner, and on Wall Street. She received an MBA from Harvard, and has a degree in Actuarial Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Key Insights:Mindy Mount started her career with a strong analytical background. She has a passion for business and making businesses better. This led to her ample experience in governance. Qualities of a Good Board Member. Mindy describes the qualities that make good board members, including expertise, courage, and listening. (27:20) Management vs Governance. It’s easy to be a board member when things are going well, the line between management and governance may become blurred during a crisis. (33:24)Difficult Decisions. The most difficult, and often most emotional, decisions are around people. (45:50)Pathway to the Boardroom. Mindy discusses how professionals can gain the knowledge they need to become board members. (47:34)
September 9, 2021

25: Administrator of Change with Seema Verma, Former Administrator, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

In this episode, we sit down with Seema Verma, a former administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The conversation explores implementing the free market in healthcare, Medicare Advantage, fee for service, and more.
September 2, 2021

24: Listen, Understand, Communicate, Repeat, featuring Kevin Sharer, Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Adam Bryant, and Marisa Porges, Ph.D

In Episode 24: For this special mash-up episode we dive into interpersonal skills: what they are and how they can make you a better leader. We hear clips from four speakers who hold unique leadership backgrounds across health and other industries. This episode focuses on the particular skills of listening, communication, and teamwork. These skills are necessary for up-and-coming leaders, and they can be further developed at any leadership stage. Key Insights: Listening as an Art Form. Kevin Sharer, former Chairman and CEO, Amgen and co-author of “The CEO Test,” describes how he learned that he needed to be a better listener. (2:45) Hearing the Team. Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Chief Health Officer, Anthem, touches on how listening guides leaders when they take on new roles. (5:07) Simplifying the complex. Listen to Adam Bryant, journalist, Managing Director, The ExCo group and co-author of “The CEO Test,” discuss how to be a better communicator. (6:42)  Empowering Yourself and Others. Marisa Porges, Ph.D., Head of School, The Baldwin School and author of “What Girls Need,” discusses how leadership principles influence teamwork. (8:41)
August 26, 2021

23: Leadership is About Solving the Right Problems with Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Regional President, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic

Meet Ruth Williams-Brinkley:Ruth Williams-Brinkley is Regional President, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic. In this role, Ruth oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia. Previously, Ruth served as CEO for multiple health systems, including Kentucky’s largest integrated health system, KentuckyOne. She began her career as a nurse, earning a MS in Nursing Administration from DePaul University.Key Insights:Ruth’s experience spans from direct patient care, to operations management across four states and districts. She is well-versed in Kaiser Permanente’s unique patient care and payment model, and oversees the building of healthy ecosystems around the patient.Filling Gaps with Technology. Ruth discusses the platform developed by Unite Us and how it addresses social-determinants of health. (32:27)Leading People. Healthcare is full of promising technology, but at its core, patient care and leadership are about people. (10:10)Problem Solving. Ruth explains how her background influenced her career and developed her ability to problem-solve. (34:49)Mentorship. Mentors can provide powerful, early-career advice. And once you are established, you can return the favor to others. (37:58)
August 19, 2021

The Gary Bisbee Show

The Gary Bisbee Show is a weekly podcast discussing how leading health system CEOs and healthcare leaders are navigating the evolving healthcare landscape while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation across the industry.
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Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Gary Bisbee, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Think Medium

Dr. Gary Bisbee’s leadership positions have spanned Wall Street, academia, health policy and entrepreneurial ventures. He is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Think Medium, which explores learning and leadership through peer-to-peer conversations.

He is a frequent speaker and facilitator for executives and boards of directors. Gary is well published and he most recently co-authored, n=1: How the Uniqueness of Each Individual is Transforming Healthcare. His weekly video/audio podcast, The Gary Bisbee Show, pursues his interests in learning and leadership and features guests of significant accomplishment.

He has been a founder or leader of five venture companies. Most recently, he was Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Health Management Academy. He has been a member of multiple public and not-for-profit boards, and he currently sits on four boards, including Cerner Corporation. He is an advisor to investment funds.

Gary holds an M.B.A. in finance and healthcare from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University, where his dissertation was part of the development of DRGs. His undergraduate degree is from North Central College.

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