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Interview with Bob Hemker

Bob Hemker,  former (now retired) President and CEO of Palomar Health, a district health system serving the health needs of the largest health care district in the Northern San Diego region. 

Key take-aways:

    The biggest opportunity for organizations working across sectors is to play the role of facilitator rather than “leader” or primary “doer.”
    Public-private partnerships that focus on social determinants of health can help connect patients with community resources not necessarily available through traditional hospital services.
    Successful collaborations require engagement and buy-in from front-line stakeholders to ensure their concerns are heard and addressed.