Healthcare sage Rhonda Mundhenk drops wisdom about the state of American healthcare on anyone willing to listen.
This mini episode is a standalone conversation that occurred during turnaround episode 12 with Rhonda Mundhenk, Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Health Network for Transformation (CHN). In this mini episode, Rhonda discusses what she would do if given the chance to turn around American healthcare.
- The ways in which social investments and preventative care are central to successful healthcare.
- Differences in attitudes about healthcare between the United States and other developed countries.
- How America’s focus on treating disease rather than creating health shapes our approach to healthcare.
[01:17] Rhonda discusses what she would do if asked to turn around American healthcare.
[02:04] Rhonda talks about how important social investments and preventative care are to a successful healthcare system.
[04:07] Rhonda speaks about how the US healthcare system focuses on treating disease and morbidity rather than creating health.
[07:13] Rhonda points out the positive correlation between the health of a nation’s women and children, and the overall health and economic well-being of that nation.
Episode Quotes by Rhonda Mundhenk:
“When you think about the US healthcare system, this is the fundamental question: Are we treating disease, or are we trying to manufacture health? And therefore, where should we spend our resources?”
Rhonda Mundhenk is the Chief Executive Officer for the Clinical Health Network for Transformation (CHN) in Central Texas. Previously, Rhonda was CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), a system of federally qualified health centers in Central Texas. The has a Master’s in Healthcare Transformation from the University of Texas at Austin, and a law degree from Northwestern University in Illinois.