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Podcast 102: ENCORE Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Joshua Lenchus

Jun 05, 2020


This week on Health Care Rounds, we are rebroadcasting a conversation with Dr. Joshua Lenchus, Regional Chief Medical Officer at Broward Health. This conversation shines light on some of the challenges that come with running a safety net hospital, as well as identifying the role of social determinants of health in managing population health initiatives. 

In this episode

Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM

Joshua Lenchus holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He currently works as a hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

In 2012, was elected as the youngest and the first osteopathic President of the Jackson Health System medical staff and chairman of its medical executive committee. He was subsequently re-elected in 2014 and 2016. In 2007 he developed a novel curriculum centered about simulation-based invasive bedside procedural instruction. Now in its eleventh year, the program has transformed the way procedures are taught and performed, decreasing complications thereby leading to safer patient care.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Lenchus is incredibly involved, serving as a leader, in multiple county, state and national medical associations, including as the newly elected President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group, a health care market intelligence firm specializing in health care delivery systems. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur, and his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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