SEASON 1, EPISODE 2
America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals — and their dedicated teams of physicians, nurses, scientists, and other health care professionals — have been at the forefront of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Their selflessness and bravery have been truly awe-inspiring as they’ve worked tirelessly to save lives. And yet, this pandemic has laid bare so many fault lines in our health care systems — so many areas where we can and must do better — as a community and as a nation. On this week’s episode of "Beyond the White Coat," David Skorton, MD, talks with Mark Laret, president and CEO of UCSF Health, about how we can take advantage of the disruption the pandemic has caused, not only to dispose of old thinking but also to accelerate this innovation and create lasting change.
Mark Laret is the president and CEO of UCSF Health. He has more than three decades of experience as a health care executive and is a national leader in health care reform. Mark is also the chair of the board of directors of Canopy Health and past chair of the AAMC, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, and the California Hospital Association.
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