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.
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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.
  •   Marc L. Boom, President and CEO Houston Methodist (Part 1)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute sits down with Marc Boom, MD, President and CEO of Houston Methodist, to discuss Dr. Boom’s unique perspectives developed through his experiences managing the health care needs of a major population center during devastating hurricane...

  •   Mark Keroack, President and CEO Baystate Health (Part 2)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute and Mark Keroack, MD, CEO of Baystate Health, pick up on a theme introduced in episode one and consider the frequency with which traditional financing is misaligned with the best interests of the patient. They then discuss the interpe...

  •   Mark Keroack, President and CEO Baystate Health (Part 1)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute sits down with Mark Keroack, MD, CEO of Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts to discuss a number of possible long-term changes arising from the COVID pandemic including workforce issues and patient preferences for virtual car...

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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.
  •   Sepsis management

    Effectively managing sepsis is a challenge in every health care organization, and it has required an extensive and involving program at the medical center for Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles. Keeping clinicians, particularly physicians, engaged is crucial to improving clinical outcomes in sepsis p...

  •   Social Determinants of Health

    Social determinants of health is a problem that affects all American communities. Every hospital needs to assess their community’s social needs, some do it better than others. This podcast highlights one organization with a unique approach on how to identify individuals with social needs and address t...

  •   Capacity management

    Managing patient capacity in a health care facility is a complex, crucial undertaking that involves teamwork across the care continuum. On this episode, leaders from Keck Medicine of USC discuss their areas of focus to get their capacity management program off the ground, how they pulled together the ...

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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.
  •   Hospital mortality reduction – Part 1

    “The longer you stay in the hospital, the higher chance that you have of dying in that hospital.” So says our guest in this crucial series on reducing hospital mortality. Mortality, always a leading quality indicator, is under increasing public scrutiny, with mounting pressure on health care organizat...

  •   Confronting the current blood supply shortage – Part 3

    In this final episode of our series on the blood supply, our discussion goes beyond managing red blood cells to the management of every blood component. We examine hospital practices for conserving blood and using alternatives to transfusion.


    Guest speaker:

    Akiva Faerbe...

  •   Confronting the current blood supply shortage – Part 2

    Because of the critical shortage of the blood supply across the nation, health care organizations are having to work with less. On this episode, part two of a three-part series, we discuss reducing the number of transfusions and other strategies that will help you manage a more limited blood supply.

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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.
  •   b.well Connected Health – Part 2

    This episode continues the discussion around the benefits of b.well Connected Health, a digital solution that minimizes the fragmentation patients usually experience when accessing health care. It gives them the ability to create and customize their access and allows them to pull in their data from ac...

  •   b.well Connected Health – Part 1

    When Kristen Valdes learned her daughter had a significant autoimmune condition, it started a long, arduous journey through the health care system to find diagnosis and treatment. This experience formed the basis for b.well Connected Health, a health care solution that allows individual patients to ta...

  •   Medically Home – Part 2

    “All of the plans that I’ve seen … have always tried to restructure health care based on moving the money. … The real focus needs to be on the movement of care and the change of care.” These are the words of today’s guest, who continues his discussion about Medically Home, where the emphasis is the re...

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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
  •   Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery

    Historically there have been countless paths to recovery following colorectal surgery. However, having a well-rounded, evidence-based enhanced recovery program is critical to patient success. Two Vizient experts, Mark Ninno and Karen Smethers discuss the details and the power of these programs.

  •   The Unknowns of Anti-factor Xa Reversal: The Experts Weigh In

    The ability to chronically anticoagulate a patient has prevented significant morbidity and mortality from thromboembolic events. Over time, our anticoagulation choices for oral use have evolved, but the need for reversal agents still persist. Two Vizient pharmaceutical experts weigh in on the clinical...

  •   Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook Summer 2021

    Vizient publishes the Pharmacy Market Outlook twice a year to project drug prices and key market trends for the next 18-months.  Pharmacists use this information to budget and project their supply needs.  Carina Dolan, Senior Director for Clinical Oncology and Pharmaceutical Outcomes at Vizient shares...

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