HealthTrust Candid Conversations
ASC Trends Part 2

ASC Trends Part 2

April 11, 2022

In this episode of HealthTrust’s Candid Conversations, AdvantageTrust’s VP of Sales, Tonia Kraus, discusses the importance of ASC compliance and the value of collaboration with Beverly Kirchner, Chief Compliance Officer at Surgery Direct.

This episode focuses on orthopedics, partnering with patients for better outcomes, and the importance of networking for ASC leaders.

This episode also covers:

  • Collaboration vs. Compromise
  • The Importance of Distributors and Sales Reps
  • Developing Collaborative Communities
ASC Trends Part 1

ASC Trends Part 1

April 11, 2022

In this episode of HealthTrust’s Candid Conversations, AdvantageTrust’s VP of Sales, Tonia Kraus, discusses ASC trends with Beverly Kirchner, Chief Compliance Officer at Surgery Direct.

This episode is about the changing landscape for surgery centers and strategies for addressing:

  • Physician Alignment
  • Staffing Shortages
  • Product Quality & Regulation
Lab Operations

Lab Operations

October 28, 2021

In this episode of HealthTrust’s Candid Conversations, recorded live at HealthTrust University, HealthTrust’s AVP of Supply Chain Advisory Services, Drew Preslar, discusses integrating supply chain with lab operations at Tenet Health. Drew’s guests on this podcast are Ohoud Abu-Hijleh, Director of Lab Operations at Tenet Health, Jerry Ontko, Sr. Regional Director of Supply Chain at Tenet Health, and Michael Overa, Sr. Director of Lab with HealthTrust.

This episode is about integrating supply chain with laboratory operations at Tenet Health. Additional discussion points include:

  • Planning and coordination of the HealthTrust work plan for Tenet Health
  • The importance of forecasting and planning - especially for long-term contracts
  • Breaking down barriers between laboratory and supply chain
Pharmacy Solutions at Work

Pharmacy Solutions at Work

October 21, 2021

In this episode of HealthTrust Candid Conversations, recorded live at HealthTrust University, HealthTrust’s AVP, Pharmacy Services, Aigner George discusses leadership during COVID and pharmacy operations with Prime HealthCare’s VP of Pharmacy, David Silverman.  This is a conversation about how Pharmacy Solutions allies with partner organizations to drive value in operations and inventory management, formulary management, safety and quality, and leadership development and transformation.

Additional Discussion Points:

  • The dynamic between Pharmacy Solutions and Prime HealthCare
  • Supply Expense and Conversion Opportunities
  • Operational Needs and Financial Impact
Clinical Advisory Boards

Clinical Advisory Boards

October 7, 2021

In this episode of HealthTrust Candid Conversations, recorded live at HealthTrust University, HealthTrust Director of Clinical Operations, Luann Culbreth and Director of Lab Services, Christa Pardue talk to Rachael Bennet, Service Line Director, Capital Equipment at CHRISTUS Health and Erin Arnold, Clinical Resource Director, former HealthTrust employee embedded at Steward Health, about ensuring clinical directive within the HealthTrust Portfolio while maintaining relationships with clinicians to establish standards of quality and value.

HealthTrust Advisor: A Community Group

HealthTrust Advisor: A Community Group

September 29, 2021

In this episode of HealthTrust Candid Conversations, HealthTrust’s Kim Kelly, Director of Clinical Operations, Jennifer Westendorf, Director of Surgical Services, and Vicki Riedel, Director of Supply Expense Management, talk to Franciscan Alliance Category Program Director for Supply Chain, Jessica Corso about using the HealthTrust Advisor platform to enhance the Advisory Board and contracting process.  This is a conversation about upgrading the platform to better serve new and current members.

Additional Discussion Points

  • Gaining a better understanding of the HealthTrust Advisor platform
  • How members can participate in the sourcing process
  • Networking with the HealthTrust Advisor platform
Value Analysis: Hernia Mesh Standardization (Dr. Bruce McIntosh)

Value Analysis: Hernia Mesh Standardization (Dr. Bruce McIntosh)

September 15, 2021

In this episode, HealthTrust’s Vicki Alberto, VP, Clinical Resources Management and Brett Whitbread, Sr. Director, Value Analysis and Implementation, HealthTrust imbedded resource at Beaumont Health, talk to Dr. Bruce McIntosh, General Surgeon Specialist at Beaumont Health. 

Brett led and facilitated Beaumont Health’s hernia mesh standardization process and Dr. McIntosh chaired and championed this initiative among his peers and Beaumont’s general surgeons.

This is an episode about Hernia Mesh Standardization, the lessons learned, and strategies applied. 

Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy

Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy

March 25, 2021

In this episode, we’re highlighting a portion of HealthTrust’s COVID-19 Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy webinar focusing on hesitancy.  If you’re looking for an in-depth discussion about COVID-19 vaccines and why vaccination matters so much right now, this is a conversation for you. 

Vaccine Current State & Logistics

Vaccine Current State & Logistics

March 24, 2021

In this episode, we’re highlighting a portion of HealthTrust’s COVID-19 Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy webinar focusing on logistics.  If you’re looking for an in-depth discussion about COVID-19 vaccines, a behind-the-scenes look at distribution and an informed discussion on vaccine options, this is a conversation for you.

Vaccine Distribution and Hesitancy (Fiscus)

Vaccine Distribution and Hesitancy (Fiscus)

February 22, 2021

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Michelle Fiscus, Medical Director of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases & Immunization Program at the Tennessee Department of Health.  This conversation highlights Dr. Fiscus’ deep insight into vaccine distribution, vaccine efficacy and the role we all play in public health. 

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