Vizient's podcast channels are dedicated to critical issues you face: health care strategy, performance improvement and of course, patient care.  Whether your work is focused on the here and now at the patient's bedside or looking toward the future and your organization's long-term health, our podcasts feature subject matter experts from the Vizient/Sg2 teams and your colleagues across the membership.  Subscribe to our channels on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher and new episodes will come right to your phone, tablet or computer every week.

Care to Lead

Care to Lead is your path to success! In this exciting podcast, nursing executives reveal their leadership journey. Every path is unique and their candid stories will surprise you. What you hear may be the very thing that launches your own career. The podcast is hosted by Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, associate vice president, Member Connections, and brought to you by the Vizient Member Networks Nurse Executives Network.
  •   Judy Rich, President & CEO, Tucson Medical Center

    Judy Rich, President/CEO Tucson Medical Center, discusses her unique career path from nursing to President/CEO with host Nicole Gruebling. Judy tells of the highs and lows of her journey and gives practical insights on how others might be able to navigate their transition into a leadership role. ...
  •   Tracey Moffatt, System Chief Nursing Officer, Ochsner Health

    Tracey Moffatt, System Chief Nursing Officer at Ochsner Health has a heart-felt discussion with Dr. Nicole Gruebling, Vice President of Clinical Networks at Vizient. Tracey believes curiosity, being open to change and problem-solving skills are key factors to her success as a nursing leader.  She says...
  •   Pat Patton, System Chief Nurse Executive, UCSF Health

    Pat Patton, System Chief Nurse Executive at UCSF Health has a refreshing discussion with Dr. Nicole Gruebling, Vice President of Clinical Networks at Vizient. He says that everyone is a leader. In order to succeed you need to know the vernacular of health care and envision where you want your career t...
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Crosswinds Podcast

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.
  •   Mark Laret Retired President & CEO, UCSF Health

    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 Irvine Medical Center. He began his career at his alma mater, UCLA. Mark reflects on his career, which...
  •   Michael J. Dandorph President & CEO, Tufts Medicine

    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 President, Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and prior...
  •   Johnese Spisso President, UCLA Health (Part 2)

    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-long emphasis on reducing utilization. With over 25 years of experience in two west coast markets cha...
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Knowledge on the Go Podcast

The Vizient PI Collaboratives team hosts podcasts throughout the year on issues related to leading and managing systems, engaging your workforce and optimizing care delivery.
  •   Digital Technologies for Behavioral Health

    Dr. Joe Cummings and Courtney Furrow-White explore fascinating new technologies that are advancing mental health care yet, at the same time, are causing some concerns.   Guest speaker: Joe Cummings, PhD Technology Program Director Vizient   Moderator: Courtney Furro...
  •   Workplace Violence – Part 3

    Closing out Workplace Violence Awareness Month, Lindsay Mayer and Heidi Boehm deep dive into protocols and procedures for dealing with the aftermath of a violent event.   Guest speaker: Heidi Boehm Behavioral Health Program Manager The University of Kansas Health System  
  •   Workplace Violence – Part 2

    Continuing the discussion for Workplace Violence Awareness Month, Lindsay Mayer, Rick Litzinger, and Dan Hunnisett explore the importance of building a solid foundation for staff education and training programs around workplace violence.   Guest speaker: Rick Litzinger Manager, Emerg...
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Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.
  •   Developing a business intelligence organization – Part 2

    “Bad data leads to $3.1 trillion in lost revenue opportunity,” says Tod Baker, quoting from a recent IBM study. Yet, good data empowers organizations, providing strategic direction and market advantage. On this episode, we continue our discussion on the imperatives for health care ...
  •   Developing a business intelligence organization – Part 1

    Business intelligence empowers organizations, providing strategic direction and market advantage. Yet, health care is lagging behind other industries in analytics capabilities, and on this episode of Modern Practice, we take a look at the challenges and opportunities health care or...
  •   Drive powerful surgical quality improvement – Part 2

    The mid-2000s saw a strong move toward quality in surgical procedures, with the emergence of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), various initiatives to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) developed by the American College of Su...
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Sg2 Perspectives Podcast

Sg2 Perspectives brings together Sg2 experts and health care industry thought leaders to discuss popular Sg2 publications, key event takeaways and other strategic topics keeping health system leadership teams up at night. The podcast is hosted by Trevor DaRin and Kelly Richard, and new episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Contact Trevor and Kelly anytime at
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VentureSprout Podcast

Hear about health care’s latest endeavors and pioneering ideas on VentureSprout, a podcast featuring spin-ups and newcos developed by Vizient members across the country. Hosted by Crystal Mullis, vice president of virtual and venture member connections, this podcast connects you to newco executives and health system founders whose innovative ideas will transform health care. Guests are participants of the Member-back Ventures, an exclusive offering of Vizient Member Networks.
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VerifiedRx Podcast

VerifiedRx is your prescription for success! Experts from across the industry take on your frontline challenges and verify best practices for solving them. The podcast is produced by the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence and new episodes are released on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, please contact
  •   Cybersecurity and downtime preparedness in health system pharmacy, part 2

    In part two of this three-part series on cyber preparedness, Peter Giordano, Vice President of Security and Compliance, and Randy Gerwitz, Senior Consulting Director in Pharmacy Solutions, both at Vizient, share their thoughts on the challenges that face organizations during a prolonged event, includi...
  •   Cybersecurity and downtime preparedness in health system pharmacy: when it happens to you

    In this first part of a three-part series on cyber preparedness, Dr. Colleen Malashock, Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Nebraska Medicine, and Randy Gerwitz, Senior Consulting Director in Pharmacy Solutions at Vizient, share their firsthand insights on the impact of cyberattacks to health care facilities...
  •   What’s pneu with pneumococcal vaccines?

    John Schoen, Senior Clinical Manager of Drug Information, at Vizient, shares his insights on the history and current state of pneumococcal vaccines within the practitioner community. He also discusses the complexity of ACIP recommendations after the recent addition of two newer vaccines, PCV 20 and PC...
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