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S2Ep18: Season 2 in Review

In this year-end recap, Renee DeSilva highlights some of the key topics of The Table throughout 2021 as well as where episodes will focus in 2022. Health equity, the current challenges of health systems, and leadership characteristics were all themes this past year and Renee looks forward to discussing these topics further along with practical steps that health systems can take to make progress in these areas over the coming year. Renee wraps up this episode by sharing her personal and professional answer to the question she asks each guest — who would they invite to their personally curated table for conversation and why.

S2Ep17: Building a Modern and Diverse Health System Board, featuring Andrew Chastain

In this episode, Andrew Chastain, President and CEO of WittKieffer, a global search firm focused on healthcare, joins Renee at The Table. They discuss many aspects of diversifying and modernizing healthcare system boards, including where and how board members are found as well as implementing age and term limits. Andrew shares from his experience with helping people prepare to serve on boards, giving several practical pieces of advice. Finally, the conversation covers workforce limitations and characteristics of successful CEOs.

S2Ep16: Reimagining the Patient Education Experience, featuring Anjali Kataria

In this episode, Anjali Kataria, CEO and Co-founder of Mytonomy, joins Renee at The Table as they discuss Anjali’s background as Entrepreneur in Residence with the FDA as well as how her work as an entrepreneur in the tech space led her to create Mytonomy. Anjali shares about Mytonomy and how it focuses on interacting with healthcare patients by providing engaging, relative, diverse, and trustworthy video instruction that relieves some of the educational burden from healthcare workers. The episode concludes with a discussion on leadership and leading during a season of fast-paced growth for an organization. 

S2Ep15: Empowering Clinicians to Prescribe Digital Health, featuring Mike McSherry

In this episode, Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth, joins Renee at The Table as they explore the opportunity that Xealth brings for clinicians and patients. Together they explore Mike’s entrepreneurial background and what gave him the vision for a healthcare startup, funding for startups, and the effects of technology on healthcare. The conversation closes with Mike sharing a few insights into how he continues to come up with entrepreneurial ideas.

S2:Ep14: Moving from Equal Treatment to Equitable Outcomes, Featuring Sarah Krevans

In this episode Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Heath, joins Renee at the Table. Sarah and Renee insightfully explore many pressing topics in the healthcare industry including COVID, maternal health equity, the value of integrative networks, and the future of care delivery. Sarah also shares about her family background and how that has impacted her today, specifically in the area of health equity. 

S2:Ep13: Improving Healthcare IT through Handshakes and Handoffs, featuring Aneesh Chopra

In this episode, Aneesh Chopra, president and co-founder of Care Journey, joins Renee at The Table. Aneesh shares many insights from his time as the United States’ first Chief Technology Officer and the vision for the future of healthcare from a technology perspective. Aneesh and Renee explore the topics of healthcare data sharing, the benefits of transitioning to value-based care, and the importance and practicality of working together for health equity.

S2:Ep12: Visionary Thinking, featuring Judy Faulkner

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.

S2:Ep11: How to Redesign Healthcare Experiences From the Inside Out, featuring Sonia Rhodes

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.

S2:Ep10: How to Solve Healthcare’s Engagement Problem, featuring Michael Serbinis

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.”

S2:Ep09: A People-First Culture that Cuts through the Noise, featuring Stephen Jones, M.D.

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.

S2:Ep07: Applying a ‘Moonshot’ Lens to Health Equity, featuring Gene Woods

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.

S2:Ep06: How to Holistically Invest in Health Equity, featuring Erickajoy Daniels

In this episode, Erickajoy Daniels, SVP and Chief DE&I Officer, Advocate Aurora Health, joins Renee at The Table. They explore how Advocate Aurora has made an organization-wide commitment to equity-like leveraging its spending power through supplier diversity to benefit the community and engaging all team members, from providers to the executive suite.

S2:Ep05: How a Private Equity Exec Evaluates Partnerships and Leadership, featuring Brian Regan

In this episode, Brian Regan, General Partner and Head of Healthcare, WCAS, joins Renee at The Table for a conversation on two main topics. First, they cover the evolving private equity landscape in healthcare and processes for evaluating potential investments and partnerships. Later, they discuss effective leadership at scale, including the moral and business imperative of cultivating diverse talent.

S2:Ep04: What it Means to Democratize Healthcare, featuring Jaewon Ryu

In this episode, Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., President & CEO, Geisinger, sits down with Renee at The Table. The conversation is centered on Dr. Ryu’s vision of making healthcare more accessible for all, and how that unifying theme has come to life in a variety of initiatives at Geisinger.

S2:Ep03: Engaging White Men in Equity Conversations, Featuring Carl Armato

In this episode, Renee is joined at The Table with Carl Armato, President & CEO, Novant Health. They discuss what it means for white male leaders to be an ally and show up on DE&I. Description: During the conversation, Carl shares the many ways he has pushed to fully embed diversity and inclusion throughout an organization.

S2:Ep02: A Bold Vision for Data Transformation in Healthcare, Featuring Terry Myerson

In this episode, Terry Myerson, CEO, Truveta, sits down at The Table with Renee. After 21 years at Microsoft, Terry joined Truveta -a new healthcare technology company co-founded by 14 Leading Health Systems with a mission to “save lives with data.”

Their conversation covers Terry’s time at Microsoft, Truveta’s potential, and balancing the transformative power of health data with principled and ethical use.

S2: Welcome to The Academy Table with Renee DeSilva

The Academy Table is a podcast that serves up real conversations and an occasional good debate on issues impacting healthcare. The Table will feature the best healthcare leaders and thinkers – many of whom you will know, and some who we will introduce you to for the first time.

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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.