Deirdre Baggot is a business strategist in the healthcare sector, as well as a payment expert from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, earning an MBA degree. In addition, she earned a bachelor degree in nursing from the Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a Ph.D. received from the University of Colorado. Learn more on Inspirey.com
Her career started at back in 1997, and over the years she managed to develop client relationships, and also design and implement programs for 60 bundles and 200 hospitals. She started out as a staff nurse, resource coordinator, and the manager of the administration group of the hospital. She transitioned to a job as business analyst at the University of Michigan. She received Lean/Six Sigma certification and an award as a result of outstanding leadership in safety, during her 3 year stint there. By 2006, she was a senior administrator in Denver, Colorado at the Cardiac and Vascular Institute. She was responsible for areas like acquisitions, recruiting, payer contracting, business development, marketing and more. In addition, she was leading approximately 450 people.
After 4 years in Colorado, Deirdre Baggot moved to Los Angeles, California, upon receiving a role at GE Healthcare Partners. She served as a senior vice president and focused on the healthcare payment system. A project that she worked on resulted in payment consulting organization which grew to annual revenues of $6.6 million. She has been a keynote speaker for conferences such as Healthcare Financial Management Association, American Heart Association, Bundled Payment Congress, and many more. In addition, she has been featured on NPR shows, such as Planet Money, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition.
In a recent interview, Deirdre Baggot talked about what makes her productive as an entrepreneur, pointing out that she is passionate about healthcare and thus only spends time in that area. She mentions that she tries not to dabble, preventing herself from wasting time on something that she thinks she would not be very good at. Her typical day includes checklists, prioritizing her work, and imposing deadlines. She notes that she spent the last 15 years going from meeting to meeting, and that she tries not to allow herself to rot away in useless meeting, but sometimes it still occurs. She brings ideas to life through researching the idea initially, writing about the idea, and lastly bringing the idea to a team of people who can guide and advance her thinking.