Kaiser Permanente, George Washington University School Of Public Health, Officer discussed on Commonwealth Club

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Professor of health policy and management. George Washington University School of Public Health and Dr Ronald Wyatt is vice president and patient safety officer at M C I. C. Vermont April Limb Bosque, Health correspondent for KQED Radio. Serves as our moderator for this discussion. This program is part of the destination Health series supported by Kaiser Permanente. Now here's moderator, April the Bosque and her Panelists in their Commonwealth Club conversation. Hmm. Thank you, Gloria. And welcome everyone. Thank you for joining us for this virtual panel. Kaiser Permanente is pleased to partner with the Commonwealth Club and offering today's event. You know, Kaiser Permanente is an amazing organization that's been around for some 75 years and for 75 years If we look back on our history, we've been on a path on a journey to really embrace diversity, inclusion and social justice. And yet this past year with the events that we've seen the death of George florid Briana Taylor, our country and the world really sees this is a moment for us to stand up and examine who we are and where we are on the journey of inclusion and diversity, and as much as we've stood and have advocated, it was an opportunity for us. To step back and you really examine our organization. I made a commitment to the organization that we would look internal. We would understand where we might have issues of systemic racism of bias. We've been on that journey. We also made a commitment that as we developed a plan to own what we saw in our organization that we would also stand up, Look out and be a voice for greater diversity and inclusion in our society and as a corporate organization. During this pandemic experience. We've all seen the fractures that exists in our society, black and brown communities, others that are marginalized. And yet during this period, we've also seen the opportunity to look at ourselves and look at what can be accomplished with renewed commitment and renewed and enthusiasm. I've sent to our leaders that is, Muchas people are on the streets advocating marching that we've got to be its diligent in his focused in the board rooms and in our leadership rooms and means in terms of what we're committed to. Through this process. We've completed a strategic plan. Believe it or not. And in that plan, we've made a commitment. To elevate diversity inclusion as we've elevated quality and safety. We've also made a commitment to focus all of our quality measures. Developed them in a way that they include equity. They include gender, and they include race but also that we bring in social issues in the house. We understand our quality and our outcomes. I think it is a new day and an opportunity for all of us. And I look forward to continued partnership with the Commonwealth Club and to all partisan with all of the communities that Kaiser Permanente is in to make sure that we're owning. Equity, inclusion and justice and away and with the commitment that we as an organization and that we as a society of not only in the past, so I'm excited for the panel of excited for where we are today. And I'd like to bring April and the panel onto the screen to really kick off this exciting program. So thank you. Thank you all. Thank you so much. It is such an honor to be here and I am so glad that we are discussing this topic, especially with these four experts who I am pleased to introduce in a little bit more detail. After justice that in court is an internal medicine physician as well as vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer of Massachusetts General Hospital. He has also founder and senior adviser at the Disparity Solution Center at Mass General and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Betancourt is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in health policy, health care, disparities, diversity and cross cultural medicine. He received his medical, his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and holds a master's degree from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. ELISA Maybank is a pediatrician and chief health equity officer and group vice president of the American Medical Association. Prior to joining the Emma in 2019. Dr. Maybank was founding deputy commissioner for the Center for Health Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Center became a model of success recognized by the CDC and the World Health Organization. Doctor. May bank holds a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and a master's degree from Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Lena Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University School of Public Health. She was also a medical analyst for CNN and previously served as Baltimore's health commissioner. Last year, Dr. Wen was named one of modern health care's top 50 physician executives, and she is one of time magazine's 100. Most influential people, shows a medical degree from Washington University and was a Rhodes scholar studying health policy at the University of Oxford. And Dr Ronald Wyatt is vice president and patient safety officer at M C I. C. Vermont, his former chief quality and patient safety officer of Cook County Health in Illinois. And he previously served as medical director in the patient Safety Analysis Center at the U. S. Defense Health Agency. He's an instructor in the School of Health professions at the University of Alabama Birmingham with a focus on health, equity, patient safety and quality. After why it was born in Selma, Alabama, and his family relied on public health clinics for preventive health services..

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