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McKenna Lecture


2021 Featured Speaker

Denis Cortese, M.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. MST
Location: Zoom
Lecture: "Lessons from the Pandemic: Building a Secure Health System"

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the frailties of the U.S. healthcare system while spurring unprecedented innovation and collaboration. Healthcare delivery shifted to televisits, traditional competitors are sharing information and resources, and businesses large and small have stepped up to produce critical supplies.

The lessons from the pandemic are laying the foundation for healthcare institutions to continue serving the needs of patients and communities, in times of both normalcy and crisis. The supporting strategic pillars of a resilient health system are its infrastructure, workforce, and supply chain/logistics.

Please join us for the 2021 McKenna Lecture featuring Denis Cortese, M.D., Emeritus President and CEO, Mayo Clinic and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery & Policy at ASU. Dr. Cortese will share the results of work he is leading as President of the Healthcare Transformation Institute with eight competing health systems in the Phoenix area. Multidisciplinary leaders from each of the health systems identified the strategic pillars and are collaborating to develop the critical capabilities required in each of the pillars.