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.

Episodes Date

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
In a slight departure from the usual format, Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute sits down with Tim Babineau, MD, President and CEO of Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest ...
December 14, 2021
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute and Mark Wietecha, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Association, return to consider macroeconomic topics centered around the concept o...
November 2, 2021
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute sits down with Mark Wietecha, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Association to discuss the similarities and differences between adult m...
October 26, 2021
Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute and Dr. Marc Boom, President and CEO of Houston Methodist, return to compare the U.S. health care system to other countries, contemp...
September 28, 2021

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