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Deirdre Baggot the Healthcare Pioneer

Deirdre Baggot is a healthcare strategist and payment expert who has a Ph.D., MBA, and BSN. She lives in Denver, Colorado area. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, certificate in Health Care Executive Leadership from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, an MBA from Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business in Chicago and a PhD from the University of Colorado in Denver. Deirdre Baggot has extensive experience as a clinician and hospital executive. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review

Deirdre began her career at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1977. She started out as a resource coordinator and staff nurse and also as the hospital administration group manager. She decided to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan and joined the University of Michigan Health System after working at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital for six years. She became the business analyst as well as the administrative manager in the organization. During the tenure of her work at the organization, she received an award for outstanding leadership in safety during the three years she worked at the organization. She also earned a Lean/Sigma certificate.

She later moved to Denver, Colorado in 2006 and became the senior administrator of the Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Exempla Saint Joseph which is a subsidiary of SCL Health. She helped the hospital win a bid of being selected for a pilot program as an Acute Care Episode Cardiovascular Services. In this organization she was responsible for business development, payer contracting, recruiting, acquisitions, marketing, and many other roles. She worked in the organization for four years, and during the four years she made an addition of 11 clinic locations and recruited the organization’s additional team members.

Deirdre Baggot was then appointed in 2012 by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a Bundled Payments’ expert reviewer for the for Care Improvement initiative. She later got a position at GE Healthcare partners as a senior vice president in Los Angeles, California. Her focus on payment reforms innovations has led to the extensive growth and leadership in the healthcare Industry.

In addition to her healthcare career, she is also an author and has more than 20 published papers and is also a national speaker. Currently, she serves the Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders board. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdre-m-baggot-phd-53b11824