Deirdre Baggot: Revolutionizing the Healthcare Payment System

Ms. Deirdre M. Baggot is many things. She is a go-getter kind of woman. A healthcare business strategist, Ms. Deirdre Baggot MBA, BSN, Ph.D., currently lives is Denver Colorado. Her career dates back to 1997 at the Northwest Memorial Hospital where she coupled as staff nurse, manager and resource coordinator for the Hospital’s administration group. Later on, after working at the hospital for six years, she moved to Michigan and started working at the University of Michigan in its Health Department.

After a few years at the Ann Arbor, Michigan she later moved to Denver where she joined the Cardiac and Vascular Institute as its administrator. Her career at the Cardiac Institute has been very helpful to quite many people. She has helped over 500 people in the institute and improved the organization’s business development, marketing, payer contracting, recruitments and acquisitions. Check out ideamensch.com to read full interview of Deirdre Baggot.

Deirdre’s success is not a mere a chance. Her success in her career has been through hard work and determination aided by her extensive education. She is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University in Nursing. She also attends the Loyola University for her MBA from its Quinlan School of Business. She also has a Ph.D. from Colorado University.

After working for four years at the Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Ms. Deirdre Baggot moved to GE Healthcare Partners. Her position at the company enabled her to improve the healthcare payment structure. In addition to this, she even managed to grow the annual income for a payment consultation firm to more than $6.6 million.

Her work at the healthcare system has given her in-depth knowledge of the system. She has also created long-lasting relationships with a large network of clients. Ms. Deirdre Baggot has also designed and implemented various programs and strategies on healthcare payment in more than 200 hospitals across the country. Her crucial work of refining the healthcare payment system has accorded her a lot of recognition. She is always a keynote speaker in most medical conferences such as the American Heart Association, American College of Healthcare, Bundled Payment Summit, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, among many more.

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How our mindset affects our destiny and why we should not procrastinate based on Dr. Saad Saad’s career journey

With a career spanning for over four decades in pediatric surgery, to many people, Dr. Saad Saad is the epitome of success. However, this has not always been the case, as the story behind his journey to the top, is one entangled in many ups and downs.

 

During a recent tell it all interview, Dr. Saad revealed that he was born in the late 1940’s, a time that the State of Israel was just being created causing dramatic and life-changing occurrences for every Palestinian. For instance, these changes forced him and his family to move to unknown location leaving his father who was at the time traveling for work, behind.

 

Even though they were reunited a few days later, it took his father a lot of effort, time and money to get back to them again. Dr. Saad Saad’s father was at the time a skilled mechanic, a factor that made him highly sought out by most employers as this was the time when oil was being discovered. This played as the advantage card for them as they had the opportunity to move to Kuwait where he pursued his education.

 

Nevertheless, things were not entirely smooth sailing because none of his family members had a passport or any documentation. It is in respect to this that his father advised him that the only way to excel in such a situation is by being well educated, a life lesson he took seriously and one that has contributed majorly to him becoming who he is today.

 

Initially, Dr. Saad Saad wanted to follow in the footsteps of his elder brothers and become an engineer but the high temperatures in Kuwait which had him suffering a heat stroke, had him thinking otherwise. Fortunately, being the bright person he was, he had multiple career options, and he chose to take the medicine path. During the interview, he also revealed that this was a life lesson he holds dearly to date. He believes that if he was able to convert his title from that of an impoverished Palestinian refugee to one of the most successful pediatric surgeons in America, then there is nothing we can’t do only if we set our minds to it.

 

Since then, Dr. Saad Saad has never looked back and has gone on to become one of the most renowned doctors specializing in pediatric surgery. He has also come up with various innovations which have helped revolutionize the world of medicine, such as the antifog endoscope which helps minimize time used in surgeries and the electromagnetic catheter which eliminates exposure to X-rays thus reducing risks associated with the mentioned.

 

Dr. Saad Saad is a firm believer in today and strongly bashes procrastination. He revealed that doing things he can accomplish today is what makes him so productive and even went ahead to add that he owes his success to this habit. Dr. Saad is an alumnus of Cairo University where he earned his medical degree and is also a fully a certified pediatric surgeon. Learn more: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html