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Our guest is working towards making healthcare accessible, intuitive, and empowering. Vanessa Guzman’s goal is to empower and mobilize healthcare organizations, their staff, and community partners to innovate and maximize value. She joins us to discuss how her company is bringing healthcare and technology together in a way that helps patients win. Vanessa is a biomedical engineer by training and the CEO of both SmartRise Health and Ella Es Health. Join us as we dive into her career, highlights from her journey that turned on her interest in public health, and the two areas of public health that fire up her passion. Vanessa also unpacks the mission that both SmartRise and Ella Es Health aim to accomplish and emphasizes how the understanding of public health helps them have a larger and more effective impact on their clients and community. To hear more from Vanessa, including her advice for anyone wishing to pursue a similar career, be sure to tune in now!
Meet Vanessa Guzman
Award - winning health care leader and author Vanessa Guzman MS, ME founded Ella Es Health bringing her expertise and track record of founding SmartRise Health to help health care and community organizations assess complex operational problems and devise health equity, strategic, quality improvement, and training initiatives to optimize outcomes and satisfaction among employees, partners, and patients.
Vanessa leverages her years of experience as a biomedical engineer, executive coach, and quality improvement executive in a multi- billion - dollar health system to make abstract challenges concrete, identifying inputs impacting progress and actionable plans to move forward.
Vanessa recently co - authorized the 2023 Women’s Health Opportunity Map along with colleagues from NIH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Recent awards include 2022 Diversity Leaders to Watch, Modern Healthcare, 2018 Rising Stars: 90 healthcare leaders under 40, Modern Healthcare, 2017 Up and Comer’s Awards, Modern Healthcare.
Recent roles and organization affiliations: Executive SmartRise Health, Montefiore Health
Listen To This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast
Getting to know our guest: Vanessa Guzman
The point in Vanessa’s career journey when she became interested in public health
Two public health problems/areas that she is most passionate about
An insider’s look at her businesses: SmartRise Health and Ella Es Health
The client base that both organizations serve
How Vanessa’s understanding of public health helps her have a larger and more effective impact on clients and communities
Her advice for anyone who wants to pursue a similar career path
“The essence of equity is value, wisdom, and acknowledgment of the sense that we all belong to a much bigger master plan beyond our understanding.” — Vanessa Guzman
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