OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Few industries in our economy today are changing as rapidly and dramatically as health care. In Baton Rouge we are far from immune to these national changes.
Teri Fontenot is President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, the only independent, community-owned women’s and children’s hospital in the country and the largest birthing and neonatal intensive care facility in Louisiana. Teri has been at the helm of Womans for more than 22 years, making her one of the longest serving hospital CEOs in the nation.
Somesh Nigam is Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, the largest healthcare insurer in Louisiana with eight offices and more than 1.6 million member. Through his expertise in analytics and more than 25 years of experience, Somesh is helping change the healthcare delivery model we’ve all grown up with, known as fee for service, to a what is known as a value based payment system, which means doctors are incentivized to keep patients healthy rather than just treating them when they’re sick.
Out toi Lunch is recorded over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard.