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What They're Watching: Jim Freeburg, Patient Coalition of Washington

| Apr 19, 2023 | Washington

Jim Freeburg, founder and executive director of the Patient Coalition of Washington, is laser-focused on one key issue in Washington healthcare: affordability for patients. We had the opportunity to hear from Freeburg about his main priorities for state health policy at our recent 2023 Washington State of Reform conference. "Right...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Kathleen Nolan, Health Management Associates

| Apr 19, 2023 | Washington

Kathleen Nolan, regional vice president at Health Management Associates, says her highest priority is the continued improvement of behavioral health policy. We caught up with her at our 2023 Washington State of Reform conference in January to hear about what she's keeping her eyes on in the health policy space,...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Lorena Zimmer, Denver Health

| Apr 17, 2023 | Colorado

Improving data sharing and collaborating with community-based organizations to improve health data collection are top priorities for Lorena Zimmer, chief impact officer at Denver Health. We sat down with her at our recent conference to discuss her organization's work and her top priorities for healthcare in the state. She highlighted...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Summer Gathercole, Colorado Behavioral Health Administration

| Apr 17, 2023 | Colorado

Colorado's Behavioral Health Administration has outlined a transformative plan for reforming the state's behavioral healthcare infrastructure. In this "What They're Watching" interview, we hear from Summer Gathercole, the deputy commissioner of operations at the BHA, about some of the administration's overarching goals and the conversations that went into the design...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Katherine Mulready, Colorado Hospital Association

Eli Kirshbaum | Apr 17, 2023 | Colorado

Katherine Mulready, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the Colorado Hospital Association, has been focused on the implementation of a plethora of bills passed in recent years that impact Colorado hospitals. At our Colorado conference last fall, Mulready spoke with us about her main priorities in state health...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Laura McKeane, AllCare Health

| Apr 13, 2023 | Oregon

Laura McKeane is the director of oral health services at the coordinated care organization AllCare Health, and also chairs Oregon's Health Care Workforce Committee. At our recent 2022 Oregon State or Reform conference, McKeane discussed what needs to be done to address the state's ongoing workforce shortage. She wants to...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Emily Henke, Oregon Public Health Institute

| Apr 13, 2023 | Oregon

Emily Henke, executive director of the Oregon Public Health Institute, told us during our recent Oregon State of Reform conference that her number one priority—like many in the healthcare sector—is supporting the workforce. "I want to redefine who the workforce is in healthcare. I want that to be about function....[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Former Sen. David Frockt, Washington Legislature

| Apr 11, 2023 | Washington

Former State Sen. David Frockt recently ended his time in the Washington Legislature, having served since 2011 and held leadership positions on several key committees. He was a critical supporter of progressive health initiatives like Cascade Select, the state's public health insurance program. At our 2023 Washington State of Reform...[ Read More ]