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B-Time with Beth Bierbower


Jul 20, 2021

Competing in the healthcare ecosystem is tough and it’s even harder for regional health plans.  Despite the competitiveness, many regional health plans continue to thrive and Dean Health Plan is one of these gems.  Dean Health Plan is 35 years old and is headquartered in Madison, WI.  The Health Plan is an integrated, provider owned model.  Dean Health Plan is part of the SSM Health based out of St. Louis, MO.

With us today is Les McPhearson, President of Dean Health Plan and Board Chair of SSM Health Plan.  Les has worked in several areas of the healthcare ecosystem including payors, providers and brokers.  He has experience in IT, operations, M&A and more.  Les will share his perspective as a regional player and tell us how Dean Health Plan remains competitive in the face of stiff competition.

Show Notes: Books: Execution: The Discipline Of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan; The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide To Getting The Right Things Done by Peter Drucker: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin; 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John Maxwell