Rotarian Joe Cusack introduced Tom Sadvary as keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of Scottsdale hybrid meeting held at the Scottsdale McCormick Hotel and Zoom meeting.  Sadvary began his career in Scottsdale in 1986 as administrator of what is known today as HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. He served in progressive executive roles prior to being named Scottsdale Healthcare CEO/President in 2005.  Sadvary maintained that role when he led the development of a $2 billion non-for-profit organization with the 2013 merger of Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network in 2014.  This system serves over one million residents of the north Phoenix and Scottsdale communities, and includes 5 hospitals, a medical group, research institute, and several outpatient centers. Sadvary retired as CEO of HonorHealth in April, 2017. 
During his talk, Sadvary stated he was proud of the healthcare community’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He was thankful for healthcare staff putting their lives on the line; was sadden by the deaths incurred in the line of duty; and, appreciated all the time healthcare workers spent away from families.  He acknowledged the scientific industry’s quick development of vaccines.  He highly recommended getting the vaccine to stay healthy and minimize covid symptoms.  
Other topics Sadvary addressed were: healthcare technology advances which have shortened hospital stays; telehealth visits with doctors and nurse practitioners; integrated hospital, doctor and nursing visits; advanced access to patient records; pre-authorization issues; patient billing issues; healthcare talent availability issues; trends in mega versus local and for-profit versus non-profit healthcare systems; and the need for consistent healthcare policies that address access, quality and costs of healthcare. 
Sadvary addressed attendee questions related to: drug advertising; healthcare plan competition; impact of genomics on personal care predictors; hospital billing rate margins; and, balancing high technology versus high touch care.  In closing, Sadvary asked each attendee to take care of one’s self, don’t be passive - as each person is responsible and accountable for his/her own body.