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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Perlin is the President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at HCA Healthcare.  As one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of more than 180 hospitals and over 2,000 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom.


Before joining HCA in 2006, Dr. Perlin served as Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  I vividly remember working with Jon when I was Senator Majority Leader and he served as chief executive officer of the Veterans Health Administration, leading the nation’s largest integrated health system.


In today’s episode, you’ll hear how Dr. Perlin’s team at HCA has pioneered new approaches to care – reducing sepsis deaths and adverse health outcomes for newborns; his early efforts that shaped electronic health records today; and what thought provoking question from Bill Gates has stayed with Dr. Perlin and changed his approach to health system leadership.