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Ep. 205: The leadership behind better pediatric care | Listen time: 28:13

by Kurt Newman, M.D. | Donald Trigg

Published on 1/26/2021

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In this episode, Cerner President Donald Trigg talks to Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO, Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association recently recognized Dr. Newman and Matt MacVey, vice president and chief information officer, Children’s National, with the Transformational Leadership Award

Notable quotes

“It’s a particular honor to get this recognition because it really reflects a longtime passion and commitment about how we’re using information technology as part of our transformation, and Cerner has been our key partner in doing that.” – Dr. Kurt Newman

“I challenged our teams to think bigger about how we can make an impact ─ regionally, nationally, and even internationally. I want to see the big ideas, take some risks, think about discovery, innovation and research and play an even bigger role in advocacy.” – Dr. Kurt Newman

“Transformational leadership is all about balancing the realities of today with the transformational potential of tomorrow. Decision velocity ends up being a really big part of what it means to move at the pace of change.” – Donald Trigg

Tune in to hear Dr. Newman answer these questions:

  • What’s been your approach to positioning Children’s National as a leader in pediatric health care over the last decade? (1:58)
  • As CEO, how do you advance care delivery while also implementing strategies for improving operations and ensuring financial viability for the organization? (5:15)
  • How is Children’s National navigating the COVID-19 crisis, and how will the pandemic shape the organization’s strategies in the coming decade? (19:19)

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