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Championing Health Innovation with Gil Bashe
Episode 14019th April 2021 • Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli • passionatepioneers.com
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Named as one of the top Top 50 Health Influencers by PR Week and Fast Company’s “50 People to Watch in the New World of Work,” our next guest is a globally recognized healthcare innovation leader that inspires so many others to create impactful solutions that can bring positive change to the healthcare industry!

Gil Bashe, Managing Partner of Global Health for Finn Partners, joins us to discuss his journey from the battlefield to the boardroom and his mission to inspire others to advance people’s well-being and access to health innovation. 

Additionally, Gil shares why he continues to seek to mobilize communities of influence through his work at Finn Partners and as a health policy author for Medika Life on Medium, as well as where he sees healthcare innovation heading into the future and how and why you should be a part of this exciting movement. 

Join us for this energy-filled and inspirational message from Gil as we continue to work together to move the health of our communities forward!

Episode Highlights:

  • Gil’s time spent as a military medic continues to fuel him to innovate healthcare
  • Where and how all of us can help the healthcare industry innovate
  • Areas of significant opportunity for innovation from Gil’s perspective
  • What we need to contemplate while the healthcare industry continues to dramatically change
  • What Gil and his team are dedicated to at Finn Partners
  • Opportunities to engage with Gil and his international work and mission


About our Guest: 

Champion for health innovation to sustain life and improve patient care, Gil has been tapped by PharmaVOICE "as one of the 100 most inspiring people in healthcare;" included in the Fast Company “50 People to Watch in the New World of Work”; chosen as a MM&M Top 10 Innovation Catalyst; by PRWeek/MM&M as a Top 50 Health Influencer;" noted by Medium's Medika Life as a "Top 50 Healthcare Influencer;" recognized by the PRSA Health Academy with its "Excellence in Public Relations" award, PM360 with its "Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award" and selected for the PR News "Hall of Fame." Gil has led four top agencies cited by PRovoke Media (The Holmes Report) as "Healthcare PR Agency of the Year" winners. He is a Medika Life Medium "Being Well" author and a Top 10 digital/health influencer. He serves on a number of national industry and patient advocacy boards.

Gil has led agency teams that contributed to numerous global med/tech and biopharma blockbusters in cancer, diabetes, heart, respiratory, women's health and non-communicable and orphan disease therapies. His background in payer, provider, policy, pharma marketing and patient-advocacy communications enables him to integrate ideas that impact patient access to health innovation.

Dedicated to inspiring colleagues to succeed for clients and their customers, he was Group Company CEO, CommonHealth, and at WPP Group sister-company Hill + Knowlton, EVP, Worldwide Health Practice Director - its first Global Practice Head. He served as CEO of Health!Quest Global Communication Partners, a GTCR-backed private-equity firm now with $10 billion in active assets.

Gil held leadership positions with New York-based agencies Makovsky, Medicus, (today part of Publicis Healthcare), and at pioneering integrated health-marketing agency Sutton Healthcare Group (acquired by Medicus). As a drug development policy and environment lobbyist, he served as a director with the New Jersey Health Products Council representing the health products industry. He completed his military service as a paratrooper combat medic and staff sergeant. 


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