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.

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…
Jan 19, 2021
Kathleen Wessel, VP of Business Management and Operations for the AHA, welcomed Leo Cole, Chief Marketing Officer of Futurism Technologies to the podcast. Hospitals and health systems with limited resources may find it difficult to allocate time and funding to assessing their digital capabilities…
Dec 29, 2020
Kathleen Wessel discusses rural health care with Jeff Askey and Sarah Dekutowski, partners with Draffin Tucker. Rural and critical access hospitals and health systems often face different challenges than larger health systems, especially in light of COVID-19. As a full-service CPA and advisory firm…
Dec 29, 2020
Nancy Myers, VP, leadership and system innovation for the AHA, discussed how rural hospitals are implementing population health tactics with Tim Gronniger, CEO and president of Caravan Health. They also were joined by special guest Rachelle Schultz, president and CEO of Winona Health, an AHA member…
Nov 2, 2020
Nancy Myers, Vice President, Leadership and System Innovation for the American Hospital Association spoke with David Scheer and Joe Currant, directors in the Health Systems Consulting practice for the Health and Benefits business of Willis Towers Watson. As hospitals and health systems navigate the…
Nov 2, 2020
Elisa Arespacochaga, VP, AHA Physician Alliance, and Interim President for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, spoke with Jody Amodeo, national practice leader for hospital, health system, and large provider practices for Willis Towers Watson. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented…
Jul 7, 2020
Kathleen Wessel, VP, Business Management and Operations with AHA, spoke with Jennifer Kleinhenz, SVP of Strategic Initiatives, and Joseph J. Kregul, President/CEO, for HealthCare Associates Credit Union (HACU). A long-standing Associate, HACU is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative…