June 1, 2023

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter

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Linda IgarashiLinda Igarashi is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Orange County office and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare, Private Equity, and Latin America teams. Linda represents public and private companies, private equity firms, strategic investors and financial institutions. Her practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, debt and equity financing, business formation and structuring, and general corporate governance matters. She is a tireless advocate and trustworthy advisor in complex M&A transactions. She also represents clients in cross-border transactions, particularly in Mexico, as she speaks Spanish fluently. Prior to her legal career, Linda worked as a financial analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank and as a risk management consultant with Deloitte. Linda co-leads Sheppard Mullin’s Orange County Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. She earned a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Economics, both from UC Berkeley, as well as an MPA, International Development from Harvard Kennedy School, and a JD from UCLA School of Law. Linda represents Sheppard Mullin as a Sponsoring Member of ABL’s Orange County Healthcare Round Table.


  • 6/07 – Orange County ZOOM Table“The Hospital @ Home: An Opportunity or Threat?” – Featuring Roger Massengale, CEO of Eitan Medical, NA, and Chief Commercial Officer of Eitan Medical


  • 6/13 – Silicon Valley ZOOM Table“Lessons from Onboarding New Team Members to Minimize Fatal Errors” – Featuring Arup Roy-Burman, MD, CEO of Elemeno Health


  • 6/15 – Bay Area ZOOM Table“True Grit: What It Takes to Rebuild America’s Rural Hospitals” – Featuring Nick Smith, Principal, and Sydney Diekmann, Sr. Consultant, Wipfli Healthcare Practice (Minneapolis)


  • 6/16 – Los Angeles ZOOM Table“Anthem, Elevance Health & More: What’s in a Name?” – Featuring David Pryor, MD, Regional VP, Medical Director, Anthem, Inc.



BLOG by Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization



Mimi recently participated in the “Living Longer Festival: Health + Wellness 2050,” held at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building on the National Mall. Here, Mimi shares a brief photo journal, with captions, of her incredible experience.

National Museum
In 1879, the “National Museum” – the nation’s first, was “crowned” on the Washington Mall. Last November, after being closed for the past 20 years, the renamed Smithsonian “Arts + Industries Building” (AIB) reopened its doors to host the “FUTURES” exhibit. Over the eight months of the exhibit, FUTURES looked at a number of themes, including the future of AI, Generative Design, Conservation, Energy, Transportation, Work, Fashion, Gaming, and “Healthcare – in 2050.”

The Doctor is In (Space)
On June 25th, the “Living Longer Festival: Health + Wellness 2050,” highlighted a special demonstration entitled, “The Doctor Is In (SPACE),” “demonstrating” how an astronaut using a MedWand on a patient in space could conceivably link with a terrestrial doctor for an exam. MedWand’s Co-Founders, Bob Rose, CEO, and Samir Qamar, MD, CMO, were frequently seen on-hand answering questions from the 12,000 visitors who toured the Exhibit on “Solstice Saturday,” when several of the Smithsonian museums, including AIB, stayed open late – some till midnight.

Living Longer Festival
Later, I had the honor of moderating an outstanding panel of experts, supplemented with questions from the audience who “Interrupted Your Regularly Scheduled Panel” throughout “WIYRSP: Living Longer in the Future.” To kick it off we introduced “Elizabeth,” a great grandmother, who was captured on her grandson’s iPhone for the masses when she demonstrated her impressive moves as she got down to Bruno Mars at her 100th birthday party surrounded by friends and family…


Mimi Grant’s Vlog:

To Boost or Not to Boost: That Is THE Question

In response to several ABL Tech Members’ musings about whether or not they should get a second COVID booster, Mimi dived into the research. In this video, she reveals the FAQs – and answers – she came up with.

CLICK HERE to watch Mimi’s 4:32-minute vlog.

To Boost or Not to Boost - That is the Question

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