28th Annual Grandon Lecture

Transforming Healthcare in the 21st Century Through Provider & Payer Partnerships

Rescheduled Date Coming Soon

Lecture Overview

The Jefferson College of Population Health is honored to host the 28th Raymond C. Grandon Lecture in the Connelly Auditorium of the Dorance H. Hamilton building. 

This year we are pleased to welcome Bruce D. Broussard, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana, Inc. as the keynote speaker.

This lecture will examine how the health care industry is transforming the physician and patient experience by enabling increasingly personalized care and making care more accessible in places like the home. Interoperable systems, contemporary technologies, deep analytics that enable real-time feedback, as well as private and public partnerships will be key to enabling an evolved future in healthcare.

As the move to digitize healthcare continues, how can the industry create a simpler and more personalized patient experience? What are providers and health plans doing to create clinical data exchange through Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards so information can be shared to identify gaps in care? These questions will be tackled through Mr. Broussard's unique perspective on healthcare.

Featured Grandon Lecturer

Broussard, Bruce

Bruce Broussard, President and CEO, joined Humana in 2011. Under his leadership, Humana has created an integrated care delivery model centered on improving health outcomes, driving lower costs, enhancing quality, and providing a simple and personalized member experience. With its holistic approach, Humana is dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves by making it easy for people to achieve their best health.

Bruce brings to Humana a wide range of executive leadership experience in publicly traded and private organizations within a variety of healthcare sectors, including oncology, pharmaceuticals, assisted living/senior housing, home care, physician practice management, surgical centers and dental networks. Prior to joining Humana, Bruce was Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Specialty/US Oncology, Inc. US Oncology was purchased by McKesson in December 2010. At US Oncology, Bruce served in a number of senior executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Bruce plays a leadership role in key business advocacy organizations such as The Business Council and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of KeyCorp and the World Economic Forum Health Governors Board.

Fireside Chat

Directly following Mr. Broussard's lecture, from 12:00-1:00 pm, Dr. David Nash will moderate a fireside chat, from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Featured Panelists

Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, MA, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Executive Vice President, Jefferson Strategic Ventures
Professor, Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College 
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Katherine Behan, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer
Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Health  

Billy H. Oglesby, PhD, MBA, MSPH, FACHE
Interim Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health
Thomas Jefferson University

Raymond C. Grandon


Raymond Charles Grandon, MD, a lifelong Pennsylvanian, earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1945. He completed a nine month general internship at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, served in the United States Army and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Dr. Grandon subsequently entered private practice as a solo practitioner.

An internist with a special interest in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Grandon was responsible for the first televised heart operation in the United States. He was a clinical investigator in cardioactive drugs, the first of which was reserpine for hypertension. Dr. Grandon also helped to coordinate the nation's first commercially successful cardiac rehabilitation program utilizing graded exercise with continuous oscilloscope monitoring.

Dr. Grandon has served as a past President of organizations such as Central Pennsylvania Academy of Medicine, Dauphin County Medical Society, the Medical and Dental Bureau of Harrisburg, and the Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine. He is past Director of Medical Education at Harrisburg Hospital; and the Founder and past Chairman of the Regional Advisory Group of the Federal Health Program for the Susquehanna Valley Regional Program. Dr. Grandon has also served as Clinical Professor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Director of Medical Education at Harrisburg Hospital, Medical Director of a skilled nursing facility, and a member of the JMC Alumni Association Executive Committee. Later, he served as a Trustee to the American Society of Internal Medicine.

Long active in voluntary medical and community organizations, Dr. Grandon was also involved with medical issues at the state level; as a member of the Governor's Commission on Alcoholism; as the first Medical Director of the Pennsylvania Health Department's Counseling Center on Alcoholism; as a member of the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure; and as a member of the Health Department's Laboratory Advisory General's Advisory Committee and the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Drug and Alcohol Problems. At the national level, he served as a committee member of the Federation of State Medical Licensing Boards, and as a Delegate and Trustee of the American Society of Internal Medicine. 

After 65 years of practice serving patients in Central Pennsylvannia, Dr. Grandon retired on December 31, 2015. He passed away on December 9, 2018 at Pinnacle Health Harrisburg Hospital at the age of 99. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time.