Deirdre Baggot is a healthcare system reformer and her work in bundled payments has helped many hospitals and health organizations run at higher efficiency levels and has made payments easier for patients. Ideamensch asked her some questions about what her life as a medical professional has been like and where she sees the future of medical technology going. Baggot told them one of the first times she ventured into medical innovation was when she was a nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and she needed to figure out how to better organize her patient checklist. She rearranged the list and made sure she wasn’t overdoing work. Baggot says she’s most excited about wearable technology and how she believes that will help medical professionals with multitasking. Read More articles at acc.org to learn more.
Deirdre Baggot is the Vice President of the Camden Group, a bundled payment consulting firm based in Los Angeles. During her time there, she’s been designated to several administrative positions including being an expert reviewer for the Bundled Payments for Care as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In 2016 she was part of a team of medical payment reform experts who started introducing the bundled payment systems on a large scale while working with ECG Consultants.
Deirdre Baggot graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing just prior to starting at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her next phase was completing a certificate in Health Care Executive Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and then overseeing various functions at the University of Michigan’s health system. One of her first big accomplishments came when she was at Exempla St. Joseph and helped bring a cardiovascular services pilot program as part of the Acute Care Episode, a program that was exclusive to four health centers in the US. Deirdre Baggot has spoken at many health seminars and published over 20 papers in her field. Other positions she has held include being an advisor to the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Veterans Health Administration and she’s been a featured guest in media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare and National Public Radio.
OSI Food Solutions has in recent years been expanding its operations in various parts of the globe. One of the areas that they have expanded is in the production capacity. The company has been increasing its production capacity so that they can meet the high demand of foods coming from the local and international markets. In line with the high demand, the company has taken measures that will facilitate the development of the company such that it can meet the increasing demand for food products. One of the plants that have been expanded as part of the expansion program is the Toledo Plant in Spain.
The main reason that the Toledo plant has been expanded is so that the company can increase its production of chicken products. There has been high demand for chicken products in Portugal and Spain, and the company has been forced to take a step that will ensure that, as demand increases, supply also increases. The decision to expand this company was made based on statistics on food consumption in the two countries. In the past one decade, the consumption of food products has been going up consistently. In the last three years, it has even shot up, even more, indicating that chicken products will be in high demand in future.
In the expansion, OSI Food Solutions has increased the production of chicken products by double. Previously they were producing 12,000 tons in a year, but now they will be producing 24,000 times in a year. The expansion will also raise total production in the plant to over 45,000 tons every year. The plant also produces beef and pork products.
OSI Food Solutions has also created employment opportunities in the plant, the number of people who work for the company in the Toledo Plant has increased to 160 from the previous 140. One of the key positions which have been created in the company is that of the product development manager who will be responsible for people development of new food product in the plant. With this expansion, OSI food Solutions is now ready to handle the anticipated demand for chicken products.
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Sheldon Lavin, the current chairperson and also the CEO of the company called OSI Group LLC. He is one of the top most influential people that one can come across the name of in the food processing industry. He is not just the CEO and chairman of the Board of the company but also the current active president of OSI International Food Ltd. He is a much delegated leader of the company and keeps involvement in the company’s day to day operations. Sheldon Lavin initially started off his career in the financing department of Otto and Sons in the year 1970 which is now recognized as the OSI Group.
With The great vision in mind Sheldon Lavin has worked extensively in the development of the company and has made it into one of the leading food processing brands in the industry. The company now has over 60 branched across 60 countries. His determination and direction has brought the company into the international market and this had also lead to employment and job opening chances for many people across the globe. IN February 20, 2016, Sheldon Lavin was awarded with the Global Visionary Award which was a very big accomplishment. Lavin was extremely honored have been presented with the award.
The OSI Group is the largest food processing company that employees over 20000 staff and 65 facilities. Sheldon Lavin is proud to have been the part of the company’s amazing journey and making it what it is today. OSI Group has operated in several ventures and in Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Hungary and many more countries across the world. The OSI Asia Pacific venture had been a great and notable success for the company when it first joined hands with K and K Foods in Taiwan in the year 1987. GenOSI was established in 1990 in the Philippines. A huge Chinese based enterprise was also formed in 1992 in Beijing.
The company expanded immensely when it entered into the World Trade Organization and it opened up huge opportunity for the company to enter the global food market. They joined alliance with McDonald’s and many such food companies. Lavin still works on improving the company with every passing day to bring in more scope of development and rise higher in the food industry.
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