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    In this special holiday episode of the MGMA Insights podcast, we’re joined by this year’s distinguished trio of MGMA award winners: Javon Bea, Harwick Innovation Award; Mathew Rigdon, Legislative Liaison of the Year; and Sarah Holt, Lifetime Achievement Award. Each interview was conducted as part of the MGMA Live experience onsite at MGMA19 | The Annual Conference in New Orleans.

    Bea, Rigdon and Holt are perfect examples of everyday MGMA members making significant impacts on the healthcare industry. Do you fit the same bill or know a member who does? Then visit the MGMA Awards page. 

    Don’t quite have time to listen to the entire episode? No worries. We’ve compiled a highlight from each honoree’s interview for your convenience:
    • “Growing up, I was one of 12 children, and my father didn’t make a lot of money. We lived in a small home with one bathroom for 14 of us, so I pretty well learned at the age of eight that if I wanted anything but the basic necessities, I needed to work for it.” – Javon Bea
    • “I don’t envy them (legislators), but I respect them for the really hard decisions they’ve made. My experience has been in my state that our representatives and senators are good people, and they’re just trying to do the best.” – Mathew Rigdon
    • “We have to take care of ourselves. Because if we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t take care of the universe of people, physicians, staff and patients that we have to take care of.” – Sarah Holt

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    We love hearing from listeners about the show. If you have topics you’d like us to cover or experts you’d like us to interview, email us at or reach out to MGMA Sr. Editor and podcast host Daniel Williams on Twitter at @MGMADaniel

    MGMA Insights is presented by Decklan McGee, Rob Ketcham and Daniel Williams.

    Additional Resources

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