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ST on Health: Meet Dr. Donald Berwick, an Internationally Acclaimed Expert on Improving Health Care

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Aired on Tuesday, December 16th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Dr. Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick is also a former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and he has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Widely seen as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement -- both here in the States and worldwide -- Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 articles and five books. (You can read a more detailed bio for our esteemed guest here.) Also on today's program, our commentator Janet Pearson remembers certain friends and colleagues she's lost over the years to the widespread American nemesis known as alcohol. Alcohol is something that many of us, of course, encounter more and more often -- at parties, family events, etc. -- as the holidays return.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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