About Our Host
Renee DeSilva serves as CEO of The Health Management Academy, partnering with top executives from the nation’s 150 largest and most innovative healthcare companies to shape the future of the industry. Under Renee’s leadership, The Academy has launched a broad array of new research programs, strategic partnerships and leadership initiatives.
With more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Renee is a sought-after speaker, moderator, panelist and host. Informed by The Academy’s more than 65 annual events featuring c-suite healthcare decision-makers and innovators, she has unique insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. She is frequently asked to speak on health system transformation catalyzed by COVID-19 and issues of race and representation in healthcare leadership.
In this episode, Mary Ann Fuchs, vice president of patient care and Chief Nurse Executive, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss current nursing workforce challenges, restoring joy and meaning to a clinical environment, and partnering with the rest of your executive team.
In this episode, Cheryl Pegus, M.D., the EVP of Health and Wellness at Walmart, joins Renee at The Table. Dr. Pegus takes us through Walmart’s healthcare progress and future vision. Later, they discuss how scale and speed can go hand-in-hand, data as the key to move from talk to action, and how to support the next generation of leaders.
In this episode, Pete Durlach, the Chief Strategy Officer at Nuance, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss what true AI is, qualities of the most successful health systems, and augmenting instead of replacing or substituting human labor.
In this episode, Maxine Carrington, the SVP and Chief People Officer at Northwell Health, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss Northwell’s brand promise, employee expectations, and a different perspective on “the great resignation.”
In this episode, Cindy Jordan, the co-founder and CEO of Pyx Health, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss many aspects of loneliness, including the breadth of the issue and how Pyx is fighting to make a change. Cindy shares from her experience about choosing insurers as initial external partners and how she navigates leading a company around a deeply emotional origin story.
In this episode, Roxanna Gapstur, the president and CEO of WellSpan Health, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss many aspects of patient experience, including the relentless pursuit of consumers. From her nursing background, Roxanna shares her belief that more healthcare CEOs will rise from such a field.
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