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Five minutes in healthcare - featuring Mayor James Brainard

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | April 28, 2020
Mayor James Brainard
Five Minutes in Healthcare is a new series we're introducing in HealthCare Business News, where I discuss current events with some of the industry's most influential leaders, as well as innovative thinkers who are working to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

In this installment we speak to James Brainard, the mayor of Carmel, Indiana, about the unique partnership between himself and New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio. By working together, a company in Carmel was able to donate 50,000 COVID-19 tests to NYC, and since then, DeBlasio has begun purchasing the tests from the company.

Brainard also talks about a successful new program in Carmel called 'Feed the Frontlines' that has raised over $150,000 purchasing food from local restaurants and donating it to hospital workers.

We hope you enjoy the video:


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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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