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In this episode, Dr Saccocio discusses the challenges of providing equal care in Toronto with Dr Gary Bloch.
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Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael’s Hospital and Inner City Health Associates and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. His internationally recognized clinical, education, project development, research and advocacy efforts focus on the intersection between primary care, health equity, and social determinants of health. He is a co-founder of the homeless services group Inner City Health Associates, and advocacy group Health Providers Against Poverty. He is an AMS Phoenix Fellow and a Senior Fellow with the Wellesley Institute.
Dr. Saria Saccocio is a physician executive consultant, advising companies to strategically and equitably deliver value-based healthcare spanning populations across the continuum. Among her current leadership initiatives, Dr. Saccocio serves as the Chief Physician Health Equity Engagement Officer for the National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity.
Dr. Saccocio has demonstrated a consistent history of leading award-winning programs and improving patient care and safety across the continuum as a Chief Medical Officer for health systems in the southeast. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida, and her Executive Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Miami before opening her own solo family practice. She continues to serve patients at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.
Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Dr. Saccocio as one of the top 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know and has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Her extensive civic and community involvement has included serving with many organizations such as: the Modern Healthcare Women Advisory Board, board member for the South Carolina Hospital Association, United Way of Greenville County; Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Board, and is an Alum of the Women’s Leadership Institute and the Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University.