Healthcare Business Strategist And Pioneer Deirdre Baggot

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.

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Susan McGalla: Going Forward No Matter What

While some people take their success for granted, Susan McGalla knows that hers is hard won. A recent article on talks about the powerful businesswoman and her impact on other women in her field. The article entitled, “How Pittsburgh’s Susan McGalla Pave the Way for Women in Leadership” is an homage to McGalla and her work.

In fact, McGalla has moved through the ranks within several companies, during a time when many women did not hold her position. After completing her degrees in both Marketing and Business, McGalla worked in several consulting and minor leadership roles. This time gave McGalla the experience she would need for her impending role with American Eagle Outfitters.

McGalla started working for the clothing giant as a Divisional Merchandise Buyer. She excelled in this role and quickly rose through the ranks. After occupying various other positions, McGalla became president of American Eagle Outfitters. Her time with the company was very prosperous and she learned a lot about the retail market.

In 2009, McGalla chose to end her professional relationship with American Eagle Outfitters to pursue a career as a private consultant for retail and financial investment firms. This new role offered her a challenging take on her industry and she welcomed the chance to grow. Currently, McGalla still works as a consultant with her company, P3 Executive Consulting, and serves as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Throughout her time in the business world, McGalla said that she never looked at what doors her gender might have closed for her, she simply found a way to open them. McGalla is a professional that has pushed the envelope for women in her field. She represents a strong female role model in an industry that is sorely lacking.

In the article, one of the things the author recommends is exposing more candidates for leadership roles to women such as McGalla. Mentorship is the key to filling out the need for gender diversity. McGalla has proven throughout her career that no matter who a person is, through hard work they can reach the top of their field.