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Providence St. Joseph Health Chief Executive Erik Wexler (SoCal)

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Release Date: 06/23/2020

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Rod returns to the show but this time in a new role, or should I say roles, as he's now the acting/interim CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, while also serving in his ongoing COO role. Rod gives us an update since our last time having him on the show a few years ago, including how USC has responded during the pandemic, as well as why 2 of its 3 hospitals do not have emergeny rooms.

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LA County Department of Public Health's (LACDPH) Chair of the Healthcare Outreach Unit and infeciton disease expert Dr. Zachary Rubin, along with LACDPH Healthcare Outreach Unit's Alejandro Ramirez, RN, share the facts on the vaccine with 24 Hour Home Care frontline caregivers and support staff during a virtual townhall meeting in February, 2021.

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California's Master Plan on Aging, released in January of 2021, has been 2 years in the making with hundreds of stakeholders lending their exerptise.  Kim McCoy Wade joins the show to share what California has in store to serve a 60yr old+ population that will reach over 10 million by 2030.

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John shares how the family founded business started over 45 years ago and how SuperCare has evolved since. SuperCare now manages millions of lives annually as one of the largest in-home providers of post-acute care respiratory services throughout multiple states.

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Dr. Akrami has served and lived in multiple continents as he has developed expertise in infectious disease and crirtical care. Kevan joins the show to share his first-hand experience about battling COVID-19 on the frontline in 2021, while also addressing some of the myths about the disease and vaccine.

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The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey is the leading tool for seniors and their loves ones to get true private pay costs of in-home care, senior living, adult day care, and nursing home care. Gordon shares how it all comes together and how it's the go-to resource for care seekers across the country.

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Chris uprooted from Oklahoma not too long ago after throwing his name in the hat to lead Sharp. Little did he know that early in his tenure a global pandemic would hit. Chris shares how he and his team have created a positive "Sharp experience."

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Don, who recently started his own podcast, has helped lead successful efforts in multiple states for Blue Shield.  Don spends some time sharing a bit about Blue Shield in CA and what's new in 2021.

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Karen joins the show to shed some light as to how Health Net is helping its many members throughout the state through a variety of offerings.  Karen also addresses the challenge of healthcare accessibility that remains a hot topic in the healthcare community.

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Dr. Romilla Batra, Chief Medical Officer, SCAN Health Plan show art Dr. Romilla Batra, Chief Medical Officer, SCAN Health Plan

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Dr. Batra joins us for our of our Fall Health Plan Miniseries where she shares about SCAN's specific focus on seniors, how COVID-19 has impacted members in 2020, and how SCAN is moving forward into the new plan year for its over 200,000 older adult members. 

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After initially joining the show in 2017 as "the new guy" to Southern California, Erik has helped Providence St. Joseph Health transform into arguably the largest provider of health services in Southern California.  Erik touches on some of the key initiatives over the years, including the current partnership with Cedars Sinai, as well as how PSJH is positioned to serve during the pandemic.