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Leadership Series: Mental Health Policy in 2021

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2021 | Federal

Three mental health experts joined State of Reform on Thursday for a conversation on mental health policy in 2021 as part of our virtual “Leadership Series.” Joining the conversation was Thomas Insel, MD, Mental Health Czar at the Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Susan Mims, MD, Interim CEO at...[ Read More ]

Kim Bimestefer on "The State of Colorado Health Care"

| Nov 19, 2020 | Colorado

Kim Bimestefer was the Morning Keynote speaker for State of Reform’s Colorado Health Policy Conference.  The Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) shared her thoughts on the state’s current healthcare issues. The coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on the state’s hospital system, Bimestefer...[ Read More ]

Sen. Merkley: Democrats want to 'unrig' system

| Oct 27, 2020 | Oregon

With less cross-party socializing and elevated levels of partisanship, the chasm between Republicans and Democrats makes it increasingly difficult to find partners across the aisle. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D), who gave the morning keynote address at the 2020 Oregon State of Reform Virtual Health Conference, believes the divisions on...[ Read More ]

Leadership Series: A Conversation with Pfizer's David Hering on COVID-19 vaccine development

Emily Boerger | Oct 13, 2020 | Federal

This week State of Reform had the opportunity to speak with David Hering, Pfizer’s North American Regional President for Vaccines, as part of our virtual “Leadership Series.” During the one-on-one conversation, Hering spoke with host DJ Wilson about Pfizer's work in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.      Hering says it’s...[ Read More ]

Afternoon keynote: Sen. Romney discusses the future of federal health policy

Emily Boerger | Sep 16, 2020 | Federal

We were honored to host US Senator Mitt Romney as part of our afternoon keynote at the 2020 Utah State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on Tuesday. During a one-on-one conversation with host DJ Wilson, Romney discussed what it’s like to be a member of Congress in 2020, his...[ Read More ]

Video & highlights from “Leadership Series: Gary Kaplan, MD, and Ketul Patel on the VM-CHI merger”

Emily Boerger | Aug 12, 2020 | Washington

On Monday, Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle, and Ketul Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan, joined State of Reform for a conversation as part of our new “Leadership Series.” The two leaders discussed the recent news that Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan have...[ Read More ]

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