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, Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic, brings her philosophy of, “you have to laugh to learn” to The Table. Judy shares from her years of leadership experience about her thoughts on the future of healthcare, future orientation for decision-making, and making a difference with the culture inside your organization.
In this episode, Sonia Rhodes, Founder and CEO of The Experience Lab, joins Renee at The Table. Sonia has worked with experience design focused on healthcare for 20 years and has much to share about how to design memorable experiences that leave a lasting impact. Their conversation covers the hard work of heart work; designing for joy instead of dealing with burnout; the diversity, equity, and inclusion experience; and much more.
In this episode, Michael Serbinis, Founder and CEO of League, joins Renee at The Table. Sharing from his years as an entrepreneur in the tech space, Mike gives insight on engaging customers and solving big problems and how this applies to the healthcare industry. He also shares about problems and solutions for digital health, the value of mission-oriented teams, and the value of “fear as fuel.”
In this episode, Stephen Jones, M.D., President & CEO of Inova Health System, joins Renee at The Table. They explore how Inova being an early mover in requiring the COVID vaccine for employees brings a competitive advantage, how Stephen has implemented the ‘care first’ vision throughout the organization, and the ongoing work that Inova is doing to build a culture of well-being and safety for employees.
In this episode, Florian Otto, Co-Founder & CEO of Cedar, sits down with Renee at The Table. As a true outsider to U.S. healthcare, Florian and his company bring a fresh approach to the uniquely American challenge of paying for care. Their conversation covers price transparency, patient engagement, digital compassion, and authentic leadership.
In this episode, Gene Woods, President & CEO of Atrium Health, joins Renee at The Table. They explore how to invoke the same ingenuity and collaboration that landed us on the moon to closing health disparities. Later, Gene shares insights on consumer orientation from his board service with Best Buy, and Renee learns more about his not-so-secret musical talent.
Leading Health Systems
Innovative integrated delivery systems with over $2B operating revenue
Industry innovators working to improve health care alongside health systems