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People You Should Know — Jessie Beegle, LifePoint Health

Jessie Beegle, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, LifePoint Health

Jessie Beegle, LifePoint Health

Tell us about yourself and your journey to where you are. 

I work at the intersection of health and technology and specialize in helping companies transform and grow their businesses through the adoption of emerging technology, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, remote monitoring, and voice, in regulated environments, ranging from consumer health, to clinical care, to drug development. 

At LifePoint Health, I provide leadership and strategic direction to help the company identify and build new technology-enabled solutions that further improve quality, access, and health outcomes for patients across our nationwide footprint. Additionally, I oversee the company’s enterprise innovation strategy, drive technology investments, and lead LifePoint’s health tech startup incubator, 25m Health, a joint venture between LifePoint, Apollo and 25Madison. 

Prior to joining LifePoint, I helped incubate and launch Walgreens Health, a consumer-centric, technology-enabled growth business unit launched by Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2021. Prior to WBA, I led consumer health efforts at Google, where I helped introduce new features and functionality to support a consumer’s digital health journey across Google’s billion-user products (such as Google Search, Maps, Android, YouTube, and Nest), and was the founding member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare & Life Sciences business, where I helped establish AWS as the leading public cloud partner for payors, providers, medical device, pharmaceutical, and digital health companies across the globe. I began my health care career at General Electric, supporting the growth of GE healthymagination, the $6 billion cross-company global health strategy.

Outside of work, I have served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council for Brain Research, Meta-Council on the Future of Health, Future of the Internet Working Group, Global Shapers, and was a constituent at WEF’s annual meeting in Davos. I am an active advisor for companies such as Science37, VisualDX, Arterys, A.Team, and the Consumer Technology Association Health Division. Additionally, I volunteer with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society to raise money for cutting-edge cancer research.

I’m a recovering esquire, having earned my juris doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and a former NCAA Division 1 soccer player, having earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. I also graduated from GE’s Executive Commercial Leadership Program and the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Tell us what your company does.

LifePoint Health is dedicated to making the communities we serve healthier. We support patients, clinicians, and partners across the health care continuum through our diversified health care delivery network, which extends from coast to coast, and includes community hospitals, rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and additional sites of care.

Most people would be surprised to know that my company …

is the largest non-urban health system in the country. It’s a privilege to get to spend my time working to positively impact patients we serve across 30 states.

What would you say are the most exciting things happening in your segment of the industry right now?

I’m excited about the advances we’re seeing in remote monitoring technology and the adoption of virtual care. These are key elements of my “Care Anywhere” strategy, which focuses on extending our team’s reach outside the traditional four walls of the hospital. Additionally, cloud computing technology is now allowing health care companies like LifePoint to organize, normalize, and make actionable massive amounts of data from across our enterprise, allowing us to better serve our patients and empower our care teams with real-time information.

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?

I like to stay active on weekends and recently took up boxing! I’m also working on my first book.

What’s the best television series you’ve watched lately?

Yellowstone is my favorite series. Hopefully one day I’ll be a Montana ranch owner (minus the family drama) like Kevin Costner!

Is there a great book you’d recommend to your colleagues or customers? 

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

If you don’t ask, the answer is always “no.” The most memorable experiences I’ve had (personally and professionally) can all be credited to following this wisdom from my dad!

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