“While Carey provides top-tier quantitative skill-building opportunities, the interpersonal skill development opportunities were exceptional,” he says. “I was meeting students and professional colleagues and connecting with the country’s top health care leaders and organizations. Channeling those lessons learned has given me the tools to navigate a new market, including collaboration with senior-level executives.”
One of Catmull’s most impactful networking opportunities at Carey came during a course on health care delivery and health systems. For the course, each student was challenged to reach out to a senior-level executive at a hospital or health system. Catmull contacted Charles Chianese, vice president, and chief operating officer at Children’s Specialized Hospital, who agreed to meet with Catmull.
Working with Chianese, Catmull quickly learned that both Catmull’s employer at the time, Valley Behavioral Health, and Children’s Specialized Hospital were looking to innovate with a provider incentive. Catmull used Chianese as a sounding board and proposed a solution to his employer. As a result of Catmull’s pitch, Valley Behavioral Health implemented a new compensation system.
Catmull says he is thankful that Chianese was so generous with his time and wanted to continue mentoring Catmull after he finished his course, but that he wasn’t surprised.
“When you’re at Carey, people want to work with you and want you to succeed because it ultimately helps serve a purpose greater than yourself,” he says. "Studying at Carey builds a spirit of camaraderie that fosters collaboration and innovation for addressing the future of modern health care delivery.”