Deirdre Baggot earned a PhD in Philosophy after attending the University of Colorado, and followed up with an MBA degree from the Quinlan School of Business, which is part of Chicago’s Loyola University. She also received a BSN, or Nursing degree, from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and from there she started her career in the healthcare field, working at companies such as GE Healthcare Partners, where she was Senior Vice President, ECG Management Consultants, where she was a Partner, and SCL, where she worked in the Cardiac and Vascular Institute as a Senior Administrator. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review
As a medical professional, Deirdre Baggot was first employed as a Staff Nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1997, and was also a Manager and Resource Coordinator there. When she moved on to the other healthcare companies she held positions with, she ended up creating and implementing a bundled payments system that has helped more than 200 hospitals reduce their costs and improve quality while helping patients have a better experience. This new payment innovation that she pioneered generated over $6 million in annual income for GE Healthcare Partners in 2015 when she worked at the company, and more than $5 million for another healthcare advisory firm.
The Denver, Colorado based Healthcare Business Strategist is a trusted advisor to a number of organizations and executives in the medical industry, and because of her strategic thinking and expertise when it comes to the subject of bundled payments and giving her advice on other important financial matters, she has been featured on a few NPR shows like Planet Money, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Deirdre Baggot also attended and received healthcare certifications at Wharton University and the University of Michigan, where she later worked within the school’s health system as an Administrative Manager and Business Analyst.