Deirdre Baggot has spent more than two decades in the healthcare industry, and throughout that time she has held a number of leadership positions at several medical institutions and consulting businesses. She currently works as a Healthcare Business Strategist and Payment Innovation Expert who specializes in bundled payments, and she was previously the Senior Vice President at GE Healthcare Partners, a Los Angeles, California based company where she designed and started her bundled payments consulting practice and helped the group earn over $6 million in annual income by 2015. View Deirdre Baggot’s profile on Linkedin
Before becoming a payment strategist in the healthcare industry, Deirdre Baggot attended the University of Colorado, where she received a PhD in Philosophy. She also earned an MBA degree at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University in Chicago, and a BSN degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After graduating from college, she began her career in the medical field in 1997 when she worked as a Staff Nurse, Manager and Resource Coordinator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She later held the position of Senior Administrator of the Cardiac and Vascular Institute at SCL, where she led 450 employees, and she was a Partner at ECG Management Consultants.
The healthcare strategist and consultant, who received her certifications from The Wharton School in Health Care Executive Leadership, and from the University of Michigan in Lean Healthcare, has designed bundled payments models for over 200 hospitals, helping them reduce costs and improve quality, as well as patient experience. She is a trusted advisor to several health system boards and executives in the medical industry, and because of her expertise in payment innovation, and her experience as an effective business strategist, she has been featured many times as a guest on popular NPR shows such as All Things Considered, Planet Money and Morning Edition.