Exploring how transformational leaders create a positive impact on the world around us.
Hosted by Dennis W. Pullin
Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, Virtua Health President & CEORecipient of two distinguished awards from the Philadelphia Business Journal — Most Admired CEO and 2019 Power 100 List — Dennis is dedicated to improving the state of health care in South Jersey.
Many of you know Steven A. Smith for his strong opinions and incredible knowledge as a top journalist and commentator at ESPN. In his open and candid conversation with Virtua CEO Dennis Pullin, Stephen A. explores a variety of topics from education, to mentorship, to the importance of believing in yourself to achieve your dreams. Of course, he also talks about sports in the context of being Here for Good and how professional athletes can use their voice and their resources in different ways to make an impact.
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Since she learned her son had Type 1 diabetes in the late 1960s, Lee Ducat didn’t just wish for a cure, she worked for a cure. How could she connect with people in the same situation? “I didn’t really know how to do it,” she said. “But there was one thing I knew how to do – throw a cocktail party.” So that’s what she did. With the help of her son’s doctor, she brought everyone together and offered membership forms that led to the formation of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which has raised more than $2 billion to fund research.
Congressman Donald Norcross spent some time talking with leaders at Virtua Health about the issues and challenges facing health care and the nation at large in the midst of the international coronavirus pandemic.
As the Bishop of Camden, Dennis Sullivan knows how important it is to connect with people through language, but he teaches his priests that it is more important to speak the “language of the heart.” During his discussion with Virtua President and CEO Dennis Pullin, he also talks about how the church’s commitment to ‘servant leadership’ can translate to the business world, as well as importance of language, building relationships with other community organizations, and the biggest challenges facing today’s Catholic Church.
As CEO of SPM Marketing, has built a dynamic operation that is helping to transform the way health care organizations connect with their communities. But her passion for helping those without the advantages she has enjoyed led her to connect with the youth of Chicago and children in Guatemala. Her family and her work colleagues have joined her in these endeavors, which she has a unique set of rewards.
“I get so much more out of it than I give. It isn’t about what I’m giving, but what I’m getting, quite frankly. And when you see an impact, it’s really exciting and inspiring.”
Marvin Samson understands what it means to pay it forward. Raised under challenging circumstances, he took night classes to earn a degree in chemistry and his career eventually spanned every phase of the pharmaceutical industry. His personal success led him to philanthropy and a desire to have a positive impact on young people growing up much like he did.
In addition to serving on Virtua Health’s board of trustees, his generosity and passion led him to support numerous initiatives here at Virtua, including our cancer center in Moorestown, which now bears his name.
Episode 2 - NJ State Senator Troy Singleton (01.14.20)
The latest edition of the “Here for Good” podcast features a conversation between our President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin and New Jersey State Senator Troy Singleton. Sen. Singleton, who represents New Jersey’s Seventh District, discusses the important role of trade unions on his life, as well as his passion for community service, not to mention the profound impact a school janitor had in helping him understand how to behave as a young man.
Episode 1 - Dr. Randal Pinkett (12.19.19)
Dr. Randal Pinkett won Season Four of The Apprentice, but he's also a writer, public speaker, business owner, and "serial entrepreneur.” A founder of BCT Partners, he helped Virtua Health develop a blueprint for our Culture of We. Maybe most importantly, he describes himself in his biography as “a community servant.”
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