Video: David Gaus & Harry Kraemer Speaking at the Hesburgh Forum

If you missed Dr. David Gaus and Mr. Harry Kraemer speaking at the Notre Dame Club of Chicago’s Hesburgh Forum on Nov. 1st, you may view the video here.

Hesburgh Forum: Leadership, Service & the Developing World: The Hesburgh Legacy

From Values to Action

In 1960, then President of the University of Notre Dame, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh was inspired by a young midshipman determined to bring healthcare to the poor of Southeast Asia.  And even thought the midshipman, Tom Dooley, tragically died shortly after beginning his dream, Hesburgh continued to challenge students to turn their values into action.  In 1984, David Gaus, picked up where Dooley left off – this time in South America.

With Hesburgh’s guidance and leadership, Gaus and his team of mostly Ecuadorians, have put their values into action by creating a local, sustainable healthcare delivery system in the heart of a low income region in rural Ecuador.  Ecuadorians helping Ecuadorians.  “Whatsoever you do for the least of our brothers,” Hesburgh encourages.

But Hesburgh and Gaus have set their sights higher.  Their values to action looked beyond a single hospital in rural Ecuador and focused on “the bigger game” of how to train and enable local healthcare professionals using modern methods but in the context of the rural healthcare challenge.

Harry Kraemer is the former chairman and CEO of Baxter International. Currently, he’s a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the U.S.  Kraemer is the author of “From Values to Action” which is based on his experiences at Baxter and Northwestern.

Sometimes “doing the right thing” while also delivering outstanding and lasting results can be difficult for leaders to achieve.  Please join Harry Kraemer and David Gaus on November 1st at the Union League in Chicago to learn more about the journey from values to action.
Andean Health & Development (AHD) is fundamentally changing rural health care in Ecuador by providing sustainable, quality medical care today and by training the rural health care leaders of tomorrow.
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Posted by laura in Global Health Topics | 1 Comment  

One Response to “Video: David Gaus & Harry Kraemer Speaking at the Hesburgh Forum”

  1. Carlos Burneo says:

    Dear David and friends at AHD.
    I have to thank God for the chance I had to meet you all, and work with you the first 12 years of this project; those years when the ecuadorians didn’t believe in this proposal.
    I had the chance to know Father Ted, the gratest man I ever met, and get his Blessings to my family and myself.
    I hope I’ll see you soon
    Get a big hug from Ecuador

    Carlos Burneo Aguirre, MD, MBA

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