Sunday, November 15, 2020

Chris Sloan, COO, Capital Medical Center


Today’s guest is Chris Sloan, the Chief Operating Officer of Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Washington. Capital Medical Center is a 107-bed hospital with about 600 employees. It is part of LifePoint Health, a for-profit hospital system headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Chris joined Capital Medical Center after retiring from the Army Medical Service Corps in September of 2019, with 23 years of service as a military medical logistician and hospital administrator. During his service he deployed to Kosovo and Iraq, and ended his career as the Chief Operating Officer for Madigan Army Medical Center, one of the Army’s largest hospitals.

In this podcast we talk about Chris’s military career, transition to leadership in the civilian sector, his leadership philosophy, and, since this interview was originally recorded in October of 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Celebrating Veterans Day - current and former Military Health System guests

Happy Veterans Day to all!

I hope you enjoy your day. As you reflect on the sacrifices made by our fellow citizens who have served our country, I would invite you to listen to any of the interviews I have done with former or current leaders of our Military Health System:

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Art Mathisen, President, Memorial Hospital, retired Army Medical Service Corps officer 

Lieutenant Colonel Jared McGee, Commander of the 11th Field Hospital, deployed to Javits with his hospital in support of NYC corona virus response  

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Mark Mellott, Senior Director, Cerner Corporation, retired Army Medical Service Corps officer  

Lieutenant Colonel Amy Thompson, MD, Division Surgeon, 101st Air Assault Division  

Colonel Jean M. Barido, Commander, Public Health Command - Central

Major General Thomas R. Tempel, Jr., Commanding General of the U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Central, and Chief of the Army Dental Corps

Brigadier General Jeffrey J. Johnson, Commander, Brooke Army Medical Center

Brigadier General R. Scott Dingle, MEDCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (now the Army Surgeon General) 

Major General Jimmie O. Keenan, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Medical Command, and Chief of the Army Nurse Corps

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