Blue Women – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
Few industries in our economy today are changing as rapidly and dramatically as health care. In Baton Rouge we are far from immune to these national changes.
Teri Fontenot is President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, the only independent, community-owned women’s and children’s hospital in the country and the largest birthing and neonatal intensive care facility in Louisiana. Teri has been at the helm of Womans for more than 22 years, making her one of the longest serving hospital CEOs in the nation.
Somesh Nigam is Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, the largest healthcare insurer in Louisiana with eight offices and more than 1.6 million member. Through his expertise in analytics and more than 25 years of experience, Somesh is helping change the healthcare delivery model we’ve all grown up with, known as fee for service, to a what is known as a value based payment system, which means doctors are incentivized to keep patients healthy rather than just treating them when they’re sick.
Out toi Lunch is recorded over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard.