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Office Hours with Dan Styf

By March 7, 2014Office Hours

Can (or should) we profit from healthcare? Dan Styf will join us on Friday afternoon to address this and other key questions facing business leaders. If we are lucky, we may pick up a few fishing tips too!


What song is at the top of your playlist?

My wife is continually embarrassed by my music choices, but here goes: Cruise by Florida Georgia Line… I start my morning workout with that song every day.  (Hear it here.)

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Until I was in high school, I wanted to be a fishing charterboat captain. Then, I changed my mind and wanted to be a family practice physician.

What is the best piece of either personal or professional advice you’ve gotten?

Professional: When I went for my interview for the graduate program I attended at Darmouth Medical School, the program director, Dr. Gerry O’Connor, told me “every doctor I know is upset with their profession… they’re telling their kids to do something else; we need more people like you to go into health care management so that we can make health care and the practice of medicine better.”

Personal: When my wife and I were going through our pre-marital counseling with her pastor, he gave us some great advice, including “Avoid using the words never or always in your relationship”

Do you have a favorite quote or scripture verse that motivates and inspires you?

“You must be the change you seek” by Gandhi

Do you have a website or blog to share with our readers?

Not a professional one… my getaway place is a blog called “The Hull Truth” where I can think about fishing and boating where I am.

More about Dan:

Daniel Styf is Senior Vice President, Operations at Piedmont WellStar Health Plan. Dan is an experienced leader who has dedicated his career to improving health care so that more Americans have access to the affordable health care coverage they need to improve their health and that businesses have access to the most affordable and best coverage. Dan has direct experience leading health care organizations at WellStar Health System, Piedmont Health Care, Kaiser Permanente and Henry Ford Health System, as well as health policy and consulting experience with the Washington, DC-based trade association that represents the nation’s premier integrated delivery systems, the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

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· Sexual Brokenness and the Hope of the Gospel // Steve Arterburn
· Race, Faith and Hope for America // Dr. Michael Waters
· Rediscovering God: Reconciling Faith and Science // Mike McHargue
· The Science of Feeding the World // Dr. Hongda Chen
· Parenting in a Digital Age // Dr. Steven Argue
· Q & A – Refugees and Politics

Please let me know if you can join me as soon as possible.

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