HealthTrust Candid Conversations
Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Vetting (Angela Miller)

Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Vetting (Angela Miller)

October 12, 2020

In this conversation, we talk to Angela Miller, Division Vice President of Strategic Sourcing with Kindred Healthcare.  Angela discusses pandemic challenges including the procurement of PPE and other sourcing activities that she found to be crucial to daily operations. We walk through their vendor vetting process and how HealthTrust played a role during COVID-19 and beyond. The conversation also explores resuming care and making sure patients feel safe.

Supply Chain Protocols & Adoption (Jay Kirkpatrick)

Supply Chain Protocols & Adoption (Jay Kirkpatrick)

October 7, 2020

In this conversation, Jay McCullough, HealthTrust VP Strategic Accounts talks with Jay Kirkpatrick, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations with LifePoint Health.  Jay worked to adjust and adopt protocols within the clinical and operational spaces during COVID and beyond. We discuss the procurement of PPE as well as lessons learned.

Product Acquisitions & Supply Chain Obstacles (Scott Nelson)

Product Acquisitions & Supply Chain Obstacles (Scott Nelson)

October 4, 2020

In this conversation, Greg Hostettler, HealthTrust Vice President Strategic Accounts, talks to Scott Nelson, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain with Kindred Healthcare.  Scott discusses new operational and clinical protocols stemming from COVID as well as the acquisition of products during this time. We dive into memorable events and obstacles he’s encountered.

Clinical Operations Standardizations  (Silverman)

Clinical Operations Standardizations (Silverman)

October 1, 2020

In this episode David Silverman, Vice President of Pharmacy at Prime Healthcare discusses leadership in difficult times, proactive thinking, and the importance of putting patients first.

Commitment to Cost Effective Care (Dr. James Bruffey)

Commitment to Cost Effective Care (Dr. James Bruffey)

September 15, 2020

In this episode, Dr. James Bruffey, Orthopedic Surgeon and Spine Care Service Line Medical Director, with Scripps Health in San Diego, California discusses collaboration, process improvement, and commitment to cost effective care.  Dr. Bruffey was integral in creating a formulary plan that included physician feedback, supplier input, and top-down health system support.  Dr. Bruffey is a leader that believes physicians need to collaborate on value analysis and commit to the design and implementation of improved processes.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Clinical Response to PPE Demands

Clinical Response to PPE Demands

September 10, 2020

Crystal Dugger, VP of Clinical Solutions, sits down with two members of our self-proclaimed “COVID-Squad”, Karen Bush and Sarah Michel. The squad was formulated in an effort to provide our members with streamlined guidance and resources to navigate the rapidly changing landscape that is COVID-19. During the height of the pandemic, the team published 5-10 documents on a weekly basis. This is a conversation about the organizational structure needed to create the research documents, PPE Conservation, and the passion needed to keep our communities safe.

Staff Support & Community Outreach (Dr. Ghazala Sharieff)

Staff Support & Community Outreach (Dr. Ghazala Sharieff)

September 3, 2020

In this episode, Dr. John Young, HealthTrust CMO, talks to Dr. Ghazala Sharieff, Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Excellence and Experience at Scripps Health in San Diego, California. This is a conversation about leadership in difficult times, supporting our staff, and reassuring the community of the strategies in place to ensure a positive and safe experience with their provider.

Palliative Care: COVID and Beyond - (Dr. Jessica Israel)

Palliative Care: COVID and Beyond - (Dr. Jessica Israel)

August 5, 2020

Dr. Jessica Israel, Senior VP of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at RWJBarnabas’ Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey discusses providing comfort, honesty, and crucial information during difficult conversations.  Armed with empathy and wisdom, Dr. Israel and her team tackle tough topics.

The Power of Alignment (Dr. William Payne)

The Power of Alignment (Dr. William Payne)

July 29, 2020

In this episode, we talk with Dr. William Payne, Orthopedic Surgeon, Program Director, MPH in Epidemiology, and Leader in the COVID Response Team, at Franciscan Health.  This is an episode about the current complexities surrounding COVID and carrying forward with the lessons learned.  Dr. Payne reminds us all of the power of alignment and how if we all have a singular focus – anything is possible. 

Embracing Technology & Resuming Care (Dr. Craig Morrison)

Embracing Technology & Resuming Care (Dr. Craig Morrison)

June 19, 2020

In this episode, Crystal Dugger, HealthTrust’s Vice President, Clinical Services talks to Dr. Craig Morrison from the Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Morrison talks about his 20 years of experience with joint replacement, resuming care, and new hospital protocols.  We also discuss leveraging technology, patient care innovation, and Dr. Morrison’s deep appreciation for frontline staff.  This is an episode about safety, the new normal, and improving quality of life, one procedure at a time.  Dr. Morrison is a wealth of knowledge and we hope you feel inspired after this episode.

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