Monthly Archives: August 2018

Deirdre Baggot Focuses Her Time And Energy On Her Life’s Work In The Healthcare Industry

Deirdre Baggot has been working as a hospital executive and clinician for many years, and she been a large part of payment reform in the healthcare industry. As a healthcare business strategist, she attends meetings and conferences where she adds her knowledge and experience to the conversation about improving healthcare. Baggot studied at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing while there. She also attended Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business in Chicago, Illinois, where she received her MBA. After finishing off these degrees, she decided to go further and eventually earned her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado in Denver. Visit on her twitter for more updates.

Deirdre Baggot started out working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and served as a staff nurse and resource coordinator while there. She also served as the manager of the hospital administration group and eventually went to work for the University of Michigan Health System. She earned awards for her leadership abilities while working at the hospital and received her Lean/Six Sigma certification. She later on went to work for the Cardiac and Vascular Institute as a senior administrator and then worked at GE Healthcare Partners in Los Angeles, California, where she served as Senior Vice President.

Deirdre Baggot has been featured on many different shows including Morning Edition, Planet Money, and All Things Considered. She has been recognized on a national level for her work with bundled payments and admits that she spends a lot of time in meetings during her workdays but that she likes to only be present when needed. When she comes up with ideas, she writes them down and then brings them to a team that helps her to better formulate the idea. While many entrepreneurs or business people waste a lot of their time by chasing down ideas in areas they are not experts in, she doesn’t waste her energy on these kinds of efforts. Instead, she spends the majority of her time focusing on the field of healthcare, which is her passion. She feels that their is plenty of room for reform in the healthcare industry and will most likely be a large part of positive changes in the field for years to come.


Neurocore: Technology and Opportunity

Neurcore is a specialty facility that specializes in brain performance. Neurocore was created to treat individuals that suffer from a wide range of complexities such as Depression, ADHD, Anxiety,Sleep Deprivation and Migranes, just to name a few. All of these conditions often time are stemmed from abnormal brain functioning. The basis of the treatment is to help an individual become more clear minded and calm. Often times people are unaware that these conditions have a root cause due to their brain functioning improperly. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.

Receiving an assessment for these conditions can become costly especially if insurance does not cover all comprehensive conditions, so we have partnered with Groupon to provide some discounts for our services. However, there are stipulations for this groupon because the discount of up to 80% off is only applicable if the individual either purchases a comprehensive package, with no schedule restrictions for $103.50 or the comprehensive package for $51.00 with a scheduling of no later than 4pm, Monday thru Friday. The package includes Electroencephalogram (EEG), Heart-rate variability (HRV), Behavorial Checklist and Integrated visual and auditory continuous performance test (IVA). See more information at Linkedin about Neurocore.

Neurocore currently has six facilities, four of them are located in the southern part of Michigan. The cities are Grand Rapids, Granville, Sterling Heights and West Bloomfield. The remaining two locations are in Baco Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

We are always looking to expand our facility with awesome employees, however at this time there are currently no available position. But we do want to encourage anyone who wishes to apply for employment with our company to continuosly check and our company website for future openings.



How Sheldon Lavin is Developing OSI Group

Business owners and team executives have different experiences as well as approaches towards effective leadership. Of course, not all situations need the same leadership style. But, great leaders will often adapt to the environment they work in and empower their teams to invest in the company. One such leader is Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of OSI Group.

Background Information

OSI Group is the world’s leading food supplier. Not only is it situated in America but China, Europe, and other neighboring states. Perhaps one of the most important things to note is that the company has about 65 manufacturing companies. These companies were acquired in different years.

OSI’s Foundation

OSI Group was established in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky who ran it as a small family business. He partnered with McDonald’s and was appointed to supply meat products to the fast food restaurant. A few years later, he employed Sheldon Lavin to help manage the finance department. That marked the beginning of Lavin’s career in the meat industry. He helped Otto rebrand the company from Otto & Sons to OSI Group. Otto Kolschowsky sold the firm’s controlling shares to him. Lavin then assumed the CEO position and took over the firm’s main leadership docket.

Leading OSI Group

Corporate sustainability is an approach in business that creates a long-term stakeholder relationship between clients and employees by implementing viable strategies. Since Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group, he has been utilizing corporate sustainability to grow the business. At first, he helped the company manage its financial obligations, risks, in addition to opportunities. Then, he oversaw the three Ps, (people, profits, and the planet). Through these strategies, Lavin has brought more clients on board. Some of the clients include;

  • Baho Food

Baho Food is a Dutch company capitalizing in the manufacture of deli meats in addition to snacks. With the help of Sheldon Lavin, the corporation was purchased by OSI Group in 2016. This move contributed to OSI Group’s expansion.

  • Tyson Food

Tyson Food is a food manufacturing firm based in Chicago. OSI Group acquired it in the summer of 2016. This was an additional portfolio expansion project thanks to Sheldon Lavin’s contribution.