Associate Podcasts

The AHA Associate Podcast series is one of the many ways that the AHA Associate Program connects AHA member hospitals and health systems with the business community. In the series, the AHA checks in with its business Associates to learn how they are supporting members and leveraging the program to stay connected with members and help them achieve their goals and objectives. Tune in to learn how AHA members are connecting with Associates.

Aug 2, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Cheng-Kai Kao, Chief Clinical Informatics Innovation Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine, and Doug Lang, VP of Strategic Accounts for Health Recovery Solutions. Last year, University of Chicago Medicine launched new digital health programs…
Jul 14, 2022
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel is joined by Lee Wallace and Rob Grayhek, Client Outcomes Advisors for Hospital IQ. Together, they discuss how optimizing hospital discharge practices can ensure a safe and timely discharge, thus making more beds available for patients that need them. Listen in for…
Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation, in the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity at the AHA, sits down with Dr. James Min, CEO and Co-founder of AHA Associate Cleerly, as well as Dr. Richard Chazal, Senior Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart…
May 13, 2022
In this episode, David Burik, Partner for Guidehouse, joins Kathleen Wessel in a discussion on how effective strategy can turn risks into opportunities. They discuss how hospitals and health systems can establish strategic growth plans amid many other top-of-mind challenges, such as staffing issues…
Apr 8, 2022
In this special episode, Kathleen Wessel welcomes Dr. Gordon Moore, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy…
Mar 30, 2022
In this episode, leaders from AHA member hospital Forbes and AHA Associate SimpliFi discuss challenges facing our nursing workforce. Bambi Gore, vice president and chief clinical officer of SimpliFi, will discuss obstacles and solutions with Lynn Kosar, Chief Nursing Officer for AHN Forbes Hospital…
Feb 9, 2022
In this episode, we hear from an AHA Member and an AHA Associate about how hospitals can ensure their strategic organizational goals remain aligned with their business operations. Barbara Price, Corporate Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Scripps Health, and Ghazala Sharieff, MD,…
Feb 4, 2022
In this episode, the CIO of Caribou Medical Center, Johnathen Inskeep; CISO & Co-Founder of Critical Insight, Mike Hamilton; and the AHA’s National Advisor for Cybersecurity…
Oct 11, 2021
In this episode, Kathleen Wessel, VP of Business Management & Operations for the AHA, spoke with Alan Sikora, CEO of First American Healthcare Finance, and Derick Lorentz, Regional CFO for Managed Hospitals of Centura Health. Funding strategy is not one-size-fits-all; CFOs must consider ever-…
Jan 25, 2021
Kathleen Wessel, VP of Business Management and Operations for the AHA, welcomed Paul Muraca, Staff Vice President, Business Development, for Centene Corporation. Centene has special experience with Medicare and Medicaid plans that provide high-quality healthcare to all communities. In this episode…