In this episode of HealthChangers Cambia’s Chief Innovation Officer and SVP, Mohan Nair, sits down with industry leaders and influencers to explore the real stories behind health care innovation and transformation. You’ll hear thought leaders share their motivation for changing the way consumers experience health care and learn about the challenges they’ve faced. And you'll gain practical insights to inform your own health care journey.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced health care providers to think outside the box when it comes to delivering critical medical services to underserved populations. On this episode of HealthChangers, we’ll hear about the work that’s happening at the Oregon-based Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The mission of the Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care with a special emphasis on people who face barriers to receiving care. We’re joined by Peggy Maguire, President of the Cambia Health Foundation, which has been a long-time philanthropic partner of Virginia Garcia; Serena Cruz, the Executive Director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation – and by Dee Cruz, who serves on the center’s board.
The Cambia Grove helps drive the development of new solutions for health care. The industry-specific hub has been convening the health care community for the past two years, providing a point of connection for Cascadia’s innovators and catalyzing action.
As a reflection of the Cambia Grove’s growing role, reputation and visibility in our community, Cambia Grove’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Nicole Bell, was recently selected to serve as one of five judges nationally at the Alexa Diabetes Challenge—an international competition looking for comprehensive solutions that use Alexa’s voice technology to improve the experience of those who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
“I’m excited to be a judge because of what this technology represents for our industry,” said Bell. “This concept is about engaging people where they’re at, using a technology with a very low barrier to entry to give them a way to manage their care on their own terms and in their own homes.”
Nicole recently sat down with the Cambia Grove’s Community Executive, David Shepard, for a brief conversation about what the honor of being selected as a judge means to her, the Cambia Grove and Cambia. You can listen to the pop-up podcast here (eight minutes in length).