On this episode, I discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and public health infrastructure with Mike Slubowski, president and CEO at Trinity Health, a Catholic health system that serves communities in 25 states.
Mike relates how Trinity Health has become the “de facto public health system” in its communities during the COVID-19 crisis — vaccinating people, sharing information, responding to social needs, among other activities — and the challenges and opportunities to improve public health and public health coordination.
During our conversation, we talk about the tremendous — and sometimes unrecognized — impact that the pandemic is having on the health care workforce. “We have to tell our story … to share some of the experiences and bravery that our people are exhibiting,” Mike says. “We have to be really clear on those areas of opportunity around infrastructure and why they would be helpful.”
Look for more of my conversations on trending topics with health care leaders from around the country, released as part of the Chair File.
Rod Hochman, M.D.