Deirdre Baggot

Deirdre Baggot is among the most respected professionals in the alternative payment and bundled payments model in the healthcare industry. She is an administrator, payment expert, and business strategist. Previously he has served as the leader of the Bundled Payments at ECG Management Consultants. She has also assisted numerous large national employers in the development and implementation of value-based payments.

Before she joined ECG Management Consultants, Baggot was a Senior Vice President as well as practice leader for bundled payments at Camden Group for six years. She also spent about 10 years in the academic healthcare where he served both at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital as well as the University of Michigan Health System. In both places, he held senior leadership positions where she was recognized for her outstanding leadership skills in safety. As a result, she earned Lean/Sigma certification. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review

Deirdre Baggot was a consultant during the design of New York Medicaid where she recommended the implementation of bundled payments in the program. She was also an expert reviewer of CMS for the Bundled Payments for Care Initiative. She also served as the lead for the Acute Care Episode Bundled Payment Demonstration

She is considered as a respected voice in the topic of bundled payments, health reforms and alternative payment models. To this end, she has written and published over 20 publications and papers on the subjects of payment transformation, healthcare reform and bundled payment. He expertise on the subjects has seen her been featured on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Planet Money shows by the National Public Radio

Baggot attended the Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois graduating with a bachelor in Nursing. She then joined the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University graduating with a master’s in business administration. She is now pursuing her PhD AT THE University of Colorado in Denver.



Sheldon Lavin: taking up the reins of OSI Group

OSI Group’s excellent history spanning over 100 years starts with a German- immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky, who began operating a retail meat market and small butcher shop in 1909, under the name Otto & Sons. The small business started expanding in 1955 when it became McDonald’s exclusive hamburger supplier. It established a plant in 1973 specially dedicated to serving the McDonald’s. Sheldon Lavin joined the business in the 1970s and became a partner of the company operated by Otto’s two sons, in 1975 which is the year that the company also changed from Otto & Sons to OSI Group.

Sheldon Lavin steered the firm into an expansion, following McDonald’s growth, and in the 1980s, OSI Group expanded to Germany, Brazil, Taiwan, Austria, and Spain. OSI opened two more plants in the United States which helped it develop to the Philippines, China, Mexico, and Poland. By the year 2000, OSI had begun poultry business on several continents. In 2002, it entered the fresh produce market by acquiring a firm in China while growing its beef industry through an Australian acquisition. The poultry operation grew to meet the increasing demands, and in 2006, OSI Group purchased a stake in an American company. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award.

Sheldon Lavin, when he joined the business more than 40 years ago, brought with him a drive to excel along with the experience he had acquired as a banking executive and investor. He has helped the company make many strategic acquisitions and joint ventures including the German Hynek Schlachthof GmbH in 2016 to give OSI more accessibility to raw meat to facilitate broadening its distribution of meat products and fresh meat all over Europe and Germany. Also in 2016, with him at the helm, OSI acquired Tyson production plant for $7.4 million, Baho Food to enable including quick snacks and deli meat in its product offering and Flagship Europe to expand to marinades, food supplies, and other products.

On 20 February 2016, India’s Vision World Academy presented Sheldon Lavin with a Global Visionary Award to recognize his accomplishments of taking OSI Group to the global scene, and for promoting worldwide job creation. Under his leadership, OSI has received many sustainability and environmental awards, and Lavin hopes that the firm’s next corporate leaders’ generation will continue to make it a priority. Sheldon Lavin is committed to the company’s and employees’ welfare, and he wants to inspire the next leaders to do the same.


Jeunesse Global Product Unique Online Platform

A team of business, medical, and health professionals stands behind Jeunesse Global, a direct selling company focused on products that reduce and prevent signs of aging. The team includes doctors, wellness professionals, alternative medicine experts, and plastic surgeons with many years of experience. Jeunesse Global was officially launched on September 9, 2009. Powering the business is a unique online platform and direct selling design. The company has grown substantially since its launch almost a decade ago.

The Jeunesse system is based on what the company calls: Y.E.S. (Youth Enhancement System). Y.E.S. features supplements and skin care products intended to complement each other and work together. While the skin care line works on the external appearance, the supplements are intended to affect change internally as well.

FINITI™ is the supplement Jeunesse considers its most revolutionary. A glance at the ingredient list reveals antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and more. Fruit and vegetable extracts provide the punch behind this supplement in the form of pomegranate, a superfood, and palm fruits, which contain vitamin E. Coenzyme Q10 is included for its ability to boost cellular energy and as an antioxidant. Turmeric provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been shown to promote healthy skin. Quercetin is another ingredient in the blend, bringing protective and supportive elements, along with functioning as an anti-inflammatory. The inclusion of astragalus root extract means a boost in cell longevity and for the immune system. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), an amino acid, also assists with preventing cellular damage, reducing inflammation, and supporting the immune system.

Another supplement created by pilar and resemble a standard multi-vitamin, the supplements also have strategic minerals and proprietary blends. The morning blend contains a small amount of caffeine from Guarana as well as cordyceps extract and Ginkgo biloba for clarity. In contrast, the PM blend is geared more toward recovery and rest. Jeunesse Global recommends use of the supplements and skin care products alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan to achieve the best results.