Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Colonel David Bitterman, Chief of Staff, Southern Regional Medical Command

Today’s guest is Colonel David Bitterman, Chief Operating Officer of the US Army Southern Regional Medical Command. The Southern Regional Medical Command is the Army’s largest Regional Medical Command and consists of 15 Army medical treatment facilities located in the southeast quadrant of the continental United States from Texas to Georgia, and north to Oklahoma through Tennessee. The Command provides comprehensive health care services for over 490,000 beneficiaries with an operating budget of over $1.4 billion, and has more than 18,000 employees. Colonel Bitterman holds a Masters in Health Administration from Baylor University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a recipient of that organizations Career Achievement and Distinguished Service Awards.

Links to the Podcast

Transcript of the interview available here.

    Time                 Topic
    1:33 - 17:10       Early Career
  17:11 - 53:24       Transition to executive leadership and command
  53:25 - 1:02:23    Role as Chief of Staff, SRMC
1:02:24 - 1:12:32   Thoughts on leadership and mentorship


Southern Regional Medical Command
American College of Health Care Executives
About the US Army Medical Command
Medical Service Corps Home page
Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Michael S. Ferrara, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, UNH

For this first episode of the Health Leader Forge I will be interviewing Michael Ferrara, the Kent P. Falb professor of Kinesiology and the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. As you will soon hear, Dean Ferrara’s career is a blend of award winning practitioner, world class researcher, policy influencer, and health care leader. It is also with his support that this podcast is being produced.

link to the podcast



Transcript of the interview is available here.

Time               Topic
0:00-19:50      Early career as athletic trainer and professor at Ball State, disabled
                        athlete research
19:51-42:30    Working with the 1996 Paralympics, transition to Univeristy of Georgia, and
                        concussion research
42:31-47:37    Transition to academic leadership
47:38-1:05      Role of the Dean, role of CHHS, thoughts on leadership and mentorship

Links Discussed:

Michigan State Athletic Training Program

Men's US Hockey Team

The International Paralympic Committee

1996 Paralympics

MS in Analytics Program