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Deirdre Baggot Is Recognized For Her Innovative Advancements In The Healthcare Industry

by Chris Holden - September 28th, 2018.
Filed under: Entrepreneur, Healthcare, Industry.

Deirdre Baggot, PhD, MBA, BSN, has worked as a hospital executive and a clinician. She is dedicated to payment reform in the healthcare industry. Her focus is on the advancement of bundled payments for the CMS and ACE. Deirdre’s leadership has stood out in her previous and current roles. Her ongoing goal is to further develop innovations in payment reform and bundled payments.

Her expertise has already led to an improved hospital patient experience by providing them with the care they require at an overall lower cost. Not only is there a decreased cost to the patient, but the savings also carry over to the attending physicians and also the hospital. She has received several invitations to appear as the keynote speaker at some of the most distinguished of medical conferences. Deirdre Baggot has been a speaker at the American Heart Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and others. Learn more about Deirdre Baggot at

Her first position after graduation was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, at which she started in 1997 and remained there for 6 years. Her other employers include the University of Michigan Health System and at the Cardiac and Vascular Institute in Denver. In the latter position, Deidre had a leadership role with the responsibility for, among other things, leading a staff of 450. Deidre holds undergraduate and graduate level advanced degrees in the medical field.

Deirdre Baggot first attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. It was there where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Afterwards, she attended Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business in Chicago and achieved an MBA. Deidre is also a graduate of the University of Colorado in Denver, and she received her PhD from there. She has appeared on such NPR shows as All Things Considered, the Morning Edition, and Planet Money.

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