Brandon has an extensive background in business strategy, marketing, financial analysis, operations, and organizational behavior. With over 20 years of leadership and management experience, Brandon brings unique insight and a wealth of experience to the Pediatric Management Institute.
In 2004, with his wife – and pediatrician – Brandon co-founded Salud Pediatrics, a private practice in the wester-suburbs of Chicago. In this role, he oversees and manages all administrative responsibilities for the practice.
Fiercehealth, Medical Economics, AMA News, and Medscape have spotlighted Brandon. He has also contributed articles on practice management to Pediatric Consultant 360 online, KevinMd.com and AAP News. Brandon has been a faculty member for the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference and Exhibition – as well as local AAP chapters – lectured at the Pediatric Institute Conference and other industry events.
As a business management consultant, Brandon works closely with organizations to help them become competitive, sustainable and healthy. He excels at quickly framing business problems, prioritize root causes and lead multidisciplinary teams team both in strategic and implementation engagement.
Brandon and his wife Joanna live in Chicago. They have three children, Brianna, Alexandra, and Alan. When Brandon is not busy with parental duties, analyzing Salud Pediatrics account receivables or coaching leadership teams, you can find him writing professional bios in the third person.
Difficult conversations can sometimes come up with patients and families, especially during a pandemic. Here's how using empathy can help tackle these conversations.
"Hatton first discussed why empathic communication was important in providing care. She noted that many families and patients receive difficult news, which often provokes an emotional response. When delivering bad news, a health care provider might offer an onslaught of information, ignoring the emotional response the patient might be having, making it difficult for them to process what the health care provider is saying. It’s better, said Hatton, to give the patients some time to digest what was said, and acknowledge the array of feelings they might be going through."
The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way to children, but will still take some time. Here's the latest news.
"It may be better to think of vaccination unfolding in phases and to realize that scientists are still learning how well the inoculations work. All the vaccines show excellent protection against severe disease, so vaccinating adults first will reduce the threats of death and hospitalization. They also markedly reduce milder cases of symptomatic illness. But vaccine trials are just beginning to rigorously test how well they halt transmission and to learn how safe and effective they are in adolescents and young children."