Crosswinds

Crosswinds is a series of casual conversations with national thought leaders hosted by Tom Robertson, executive director of the Vizient Research Institute. New episodes released every month feature the brightest people in health care considering questions that others haven’t thought to ask – always remarkable, never exactly what you’d expect, and having fun along the way. Crosswinds: Two old friends sitting in comfortable chairs… talking.

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Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by Alison Brown, President of the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus in Baltimore. Alison describes a nu...
November 15, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by Marcos Irigaray, long-time chief marketing and strategy officer at VCU Health, who now leads strategy and business deve...
October 18, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute, and David Randall, Chief Strategy Officer, UAB Medicine, discuss the vulnerability of the traditional health system business model,...
September 20, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by Malcolm Isley, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Prisma Health, headquartered in Greenville, Sout...
July 26, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by Dr. Eric Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of UMass Memorial Health in Worcester, Massachusetts. An Emergency Medicine s...
June 28, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by Dr. Russell Howerton, a surgeon and long-time Chief Medical Officer at Wake Forest North Carolina Baptist, now Atrium W...
May 24, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by Mark Laret, retired CEO of UCSF Health in San Francisco. Prior to his distinguished tenure at UCSF, Mark was CEO of UC ...
April 26, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute is joined by an old friend, Mike Dandorph, President and CEO of Tufts Medicine in Boston. Before assuming his current role, Mike was...
March 29, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute rejoins Johnese Spisso, President of UCLA Health to discuss the economic shortcomings of managed care, and in particular the decades...
February 22, 2022
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute discusses the challenges of balancing research and patient care with Johnese Spisso, who before taking on her current role as Presid...
January 25, 2022

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