Category Archives: Health Care

Eric Lefkofsky Modernizes the Healthcare Industry

When it comes to healthcare and modern technology many specialists would agree there is a large gap left to be filled in between the two. This held true until that gap was filled by Eric Lefkofsky and his company called Tempus. Tempus has led cancer care to become even more effective by creating a technological platform that enables the massive amount of data collected from cancer patients to be delivered faster and simpler. This platform more particularly analyzes and examines each individual cancer patient’s clinical and molecular data in order to provide a more effective and inclusive electronic health record. Tempus is promoting the fight of cancer on molecular and cellular levels thus promoting human genome sequencing.

One of the many reasons Tempus is so dedicated to advancing technologies in order to fight cancer is because of the aforementioned Co-Founder and CEO of Tempus Eric Lefkofsky and his very personal story with cancer. Eric was born in Michigan during the year of 1969. After graduating from the University of Michigan with honors in 1991 he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law school. Even though he was born and raised in Michigan Lefkofsky eventually moved to Chicago. After moving to Chicago Eric Lefkofsky received teaching jobs at prestigious schools including DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Managment. For now, he is keeping his teaching skills sharp by teaching at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

After falling in love and marrying Liz, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. After this diagnoses and initial journey into the fight against cancer, Lefkofsky saw on a direct level just how much work needed to be done to advance the industry. Thanks to him noticing this area desperately in need of advancement and taking charge Tempus can go on to help the projected 19 million people that could have some form of cancer by the year 2024.

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Maggie Gill – Rightly Known As The Face Of The Health Care

Maggie Gill is the CEO and President at Memorial Health, which is an award-winning medical and academic center providing health and medical care services in South Carolina and Southeast Georgia. She joined Memorial Health in 2004 as the Vice President of Managed Care and Finance, but due to her excellent performance and stream of achievements, was promoted to the post of Chief Operating Officer in 2005. She continued to serve the hospital with sincerity, excellence and responsibly, and this made way for yet another promotion in 2011 when she became Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

As the CEO of Memorial Health, she has been providing guidance and leadership to all the Senior Vice Presidents, Physician Leaders and Vice Presidents of the hospital. Her responsibilities extend to many other areas including, government relations, financial assistance, corporate communications, internal audit, physician relations, Memorial Health University Physicians, orthopedic programs, facilities management, Heart and Vascular Institute, Neuroscience programs, strategic planning, feedback implementation, and trauma services. Maggie has helped Memorial Health rise to new heights of success, and under her leadership, the organization has received numerous awards and accolades. It includes Accreditation in Breast MRI a Stereotactic Breast Biopsy by the reputed American College of Radiology, Certificate of Recognition from the world famous American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award by American Heart Association, and more.

Maggie Gill in 2016 was named among the “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders” published in Becker’s Hospital Review. She pursued many endeavors to expand the services offered by the hospital to provide better and more comprehensive services to the patients. There was the construction of new physician-led centers, the inclusion of new and advanced medical facilities, acquisition of better and advanced medical equipment and machinery, and new facilities opened, under the leadership of Maggie Gill.

Maggie believes that the foundation of a healthy life should start at any early age and it was under her guidance that the initiative of “Children’s Wellness Program” started. The initiative was to educate kids about the healthy living and habits. She continues to serve Memorial Health with all her heart to ensure patients get the best care always.