TLN CEO makes Modern Healthcare Cover: “Equity starts at the top”

Before they could fully embrace a shift to population- and value-based care, ThedaCare’s leaders knew they had to have a feel for their community’s needs.

“If you don’t understand the population, you’ve lost the game,” ThedaCare CEO Dr. Imran Andrabi said.

Not only did that mean learning about and confronting healthcare disparities among a diverse patient population that includes deep-rooted farming communities and recent immigrants, it also required an unwavering commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion among its board members.

“Diversity is a core competency from a board governance perspective,” Andrabi said.

An increasing number of hospitals and health systems are coming to the same realization.

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