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.