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MG(R) Richard A. Stone, MD- Transforming Healthcare Delivery in the DoD and the VA

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Dr. Stone is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with extensive experience in entrepreneurial businesses, commercial, federal, and uniformed services health care delivery. Dr. Stone retired after 24 years from the US Army at the rank of Major General and served as the Deputy Surgeon General for Support for the US Army Medical Command. He is a combat-experienced Veteran with service in Afghanistan where he commanded the combined joint medical task force from the 44th Medical Command. Following retirement from uniformed service, Dr. Stone has served within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and from 2018 until July 2021, he served as the Executive in Charge and Acting Undersecretary of Health for America’s largest health care system. He currently is a Specialist Executive at Deloitte and his work focuses on health care delivery transformation and transformational strategies for population health improvement.

In this episode, you will describe the unique challenges and opportunities serving as a Commander of deployed medical units as well as leading a multi-national task force in Afghanistan. He describes his experience as a clinician and strategic leader within the US Army Reserves and how he provided critical guidance within the Office of the Surgeon General and directed a Healthcare Operations Transition Team for the Defense Health Agency. Dr. Stone provides a behind-the-scenes look at how he helped lead the VHA through the initial 18 months of the COVID pandemic which provided many challenges and lessons learned.

Dr. Stone shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides some valuable advice for all listeners. You don't want to miss this episode!


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