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Oct 9, 2018

Welcome to the fifth episode of RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Writer at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Joining Justin today is Rebecca Cady, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She’s also the RIMS 2018 Team Risk Manager of the Year and an extremely positive voice on the OPIS network. At CNMC she has been transformative in elevating the culture of safety, addressing risk on an enterprise basis and lowering the total cost of risk.


This episode, they dive into a deep conversation on enterprise risk management programs and discuss how her ERM program transforms the CNMC culture, how she proactively combats cybersecurity and the value of transparency and mentorship. If you’re looking for ideas, you’ve tuned into the right episode! Rebecca is one of the most progressive minds in the risk management community today.


Key Takeaways:

[:10] About today’s episode and guest.

[:30] Justin shares upcoming RIMS events news.

[1:04] More about the RIMScast’s guest today, Rebecca Cady.

[1:43] Justin welcomes Rebecca to the podcast.

[1:47] The evolution of Rebecca’s career: from a nurse to a lawyer, then to a risk officer.

[3:44] Unlike many other risk managers who solely comprise their departments, Rebecca leads her risk management department for a number of employees. Does she often pass on her institutional knowledge and mentor her employees?

[6:15] How Rebecca uses risk management to address the issue of the thinning talent supply in the healthcare industry.

[7:43] Key points and achievements that have been most beneficial in Rebecca’s comprehensive overhaul of the ERM program at CNMC.

[10:38] Has what Rebecca has accomplished improved their department’s reputation?

[11:20] How Rebecca is continuing to combat cyber threats for CNMC through their ERM program.

[13:50] Ever since being named the Risk Manager of the Year, has anything changed for Rebecca or CNMC?

[16:50] How important is information sharing to the risk management community?


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Cyber Risk Forum (Oct. 4-5th) Sheraton Seattle Hotel

RIMS ERM Conference (Oct. 29-30th) Fairmont Queen Elizabeth’s Hotel

RIMS Risk Forum (Nov 13-14th) in Mumbai, India

RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition (April 28th-May 1st, 2019) in Boston (for more information about upcoming events and more)

OPIS (The RIMS Information Network)

Children’s National Medical Center

Risk Management Monitor

Rebecca's 2018 Risk Manager of The Year Profile


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Rebecca Cady’s LinkedIn

Rebecca's 2018 Risk Manager of The Year Profile