Dr. Stephen Klasko, former CEO of Jefferson Health turned around healthcare while CEO at Jefferson Health, growing the system from 2 to 18 hospitals and revenue from $1.8 to $9 billion dollars, wrote six top books including UnHealthcare and is a true thought leader on the future of healthcare. Dr. Klasko talks about what he’s doing now, including being Executive in Residence at venture capital company, General Catalyst, where ‘responsible innovation’ is redefining hospitals and health systems in a mission-driven, evolved way and through partnerships. Steve then shares his vision for healthcare of the future — for health systems, and, patients. Next, Dr. Klasko gives two pieces of advice on leadership and disruption.
In the second half of the interview, Steve speaks to the growth at Jefferson Health and the interesting practice he started that galvanized his team and 35,000 employees during the pandemic, along with their 3 core values. Finally, Dr. Klasko shares the two people in leadership who uniquely inspired him.