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Joseph Williams

Senior Editor

U.S. News and World Report

A versatile journalist, political analyst and blogger, Joseph Williams is a senior editor with U.S. News and World Report, covering social determinants of health for the Healthiest Communities vertical. His work ranges from reporting about the effect “soda taxes” have on cities to the disparities between black and white kidney transplant recipients. During his three-decade career, he has covered law enforcement, national politics and the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has contributed to coverage of the last three presidential campaigns. He has also worked at or written for top publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Miami Herald, The Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Boston Globe, and has done on-air political analysis for CNN and MSNBC. A Southern California native, Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Richmond and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.


Leadership Insights: Addressing the Unique Quality/Safety Challenge in Post-Acute Care

Presented by David Gifford, MD, JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, RN, John A. Capasso, Joseph Williams at 3:45 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges in the post-acute care space. Capacity and transition challenges coupled with new regulations and reimbursement issues has put an unprecedented strain on skilled nursing facilities, continuing care and patient transport processes. Join this panel discussion to learn directly from leaders along the post-acute continuum of care on how…

Leadership Insights: Co-opting Change – Impactful Strategies for Fostering Trust and Equity

Presented by Joseph Williams, Lloyd H. Dean at 1:10 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

Despite increased efforts to address inequities throughout the healthcare environment, disparities in health access, quality, and outcomes remain significant for minority groups. During times of crisis these inequities are exacerbated, and it is more important than ever for leaders to drive efforts for change. At the helm of some of the most respected and trusted…

Leadership Insights: The Next Phase of Digital Health

Presented by Bruce Brandes, Joseph Williams, Roberta Levy Schwartz, PhD, FACHE, Thomas X. Lee, MD at 1:10 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

The pandemic has only accelerated what was already a fast-moving train toward more of healthcare becoming digital. Whether it is the increasing need for telehealth services, the rapidly growing health information technology field or advances toward more personalized medicine, the intersection of healthcare and digital technology is here to stay. Join us for this thought-provoking…

Master Series: Masters of Innovation

Presented by Joseph Williams, Marc Boom, MD, FACHE, FACP, Tina Freese Decker, FACHE at 1:10 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Join two healthcare leaders recognized for employing innovation in their strategies and operations to improve patient outcomes, engage their staff and clinicians, and provide more efficient and positive outcomes. Tina Freese Decker, FACHE, president/CEO, Spectrum Health, leads a nationally recognized $8 billion health system with 31,000 team members who provide exceptional care and services through…