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.
  •   Catherine A. Jacobson President and CEO Froedtert Health (Part 2)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute and Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee return to discuss macroeconomic challenges facing the U.S. health care system rooted in its Byzantine financing system involving counter-productive cross-subsidies...

  •   Catherine A. Jacobson President and CEO Froedtert Health (Part 1)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute sits down with Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health In Milwaukee, Wisconsin to discuss everything from agile decision-making during the COVID pandemic to deliberate system rationalization of clinical resources, includ...

  •   Will Ferniany, CEO University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System (Part 2)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute and Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System return to discuss a possible role for genomics in reducing health inequities, the shortage of mental health resources, Will’s thoughts on national investments in public health and educat...

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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.
  •   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 ...

  •   High reliability

    One of the most compelling lessons Marcia Baker learned from a recent Vizient High Reliability and Sustainability Benchmarking Study is that “variation hides issues.” She and her colleague Sandy Cox have worked to uncover those issues and, in Sandy’s words, “Fix the problem.” On this podcast, Marcia a...

  •   Well-being: Leading your staff during a crisis – Part 2

    The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on hospitals and clinicians across the country. As the surge persists, staff stressors increase, and the relentless pressure compounds the seriousness of the problem. This episode reveals how Rush University Medical Center’s Strategic Communications department...

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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.
  •   Addressing Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) after COVID-19 – Part 1

    Even before the pandemic, health care organizations struggled with Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs), and the outbreak of COVID-19 only worsened infection rates. In this five-part series, we will examine four leading HACs to discuss why their rates went up and proven approaches hospital staff can us...

  •   Care approaches for COVID-19 long-haulers – Part 3

    “We are seeing increased demand, lots of questions out there from people who’ve had COVID, and questions that, quite honestly, primary care physicians aren’t comfortable being able to answer.” So says Dr. Maddie McDowell of Sg2 about care for COVID long-haulers. She continues, “This is a field that’s ...

  •   Care approaches for COVID-19 long-haulers – Part 2

    In this episode, we continue our discussion on COVID long-haulers, those who contracted COVID-19 and cannot shake off the effects weeks or months later. We feature a clinic developed to care for long-haulers and examine treatment approaches.


    Guest speakers:

    Madeline McD...

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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
  •   2021 Executive Summit Preview: A Look in the Mirror With Bill Woodson

    During the pandemic, many organizations spent time scrutinizing the health of their own systems and changing their strategies and priority lists, as well as asking themselves “What do we do in the next 12 to 18 months—and beyond?” This week, Sg2 Perspectives welcomes Sg2 Senior Principal Bill Woodson ...

  •   40 years in Health Care: Reflections from Sg2’s Henry Soch

    Henry Soch has been an Sg2 institution for 15.5 years, leading our work in new technology and innovation in the health care space. We are sad to say that Henry is retiring, but this week on Sg2 Perspectives, we got the rare opportunity to chat with him about his illustrious 40-year career in the healt...

  •   Physician Enterprise Strategy: In a World of New Dynamics, Relationships Still Matter

    As the COVID-19 pandemic impacted physician office revenue, many believed health systems would acquire smaller practices. While this did occur, there has also been a reshaping of physician–health system relationships, along with the appearance of alternative paths for physician groups. This week on Sg...

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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
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