Ep 123: Remembering Steve Mund with a Past Conversation

The AANA and CRNA community suffered a great loss in March with the passing of Steve Mund, DNP, CRNA, CENP, FACHE. To help remember him and his legacy in the profession, Jeremy and Sharon wanted to go back and revisit a conversation they had with him in 2019 on the future of healthcare.

Click the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

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You’ve probably heard the news by now that a great friend to the podcast and the CRNA community has passed. Steve Mund, DNP, CRNA, CENP, FACHE, was a member of the AANA Foundation Board of Trustees and the husband of AANA Vice President Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA, and his death will impact the community for years to come.

We’ve been lucky enough to get to know Steve through the years thanks to his service to the AANA, and we’re grateful that he shared his time with us on the show. He appeared on two separate episodes, one in 2019 and 2020, and we wanted to revisit that conversation again as we celebrate his life and accomplishments.

So today we’re doing something we’ve never done before. This will be a replay of that October 17, 2019, conversation we had with Steve about the future of healthcare. He had such great insight and perspective on the industry and how to improve it, and that’s why we wanted to share it one more time.

If you’d like to hear his other episode from 2020, here’s the link to listen. He provided some wonderful information about preparing for depositions and it’s worth your time.

As you go through the show, use the timestamps to help you navigate the variety of topics we covered.

[1:13] – Jeremy and Sharon share their thoughts on the passing of Steve Mund

[4:27] – Sharon shares some background on Steve.

[2:22] – It’s an interesting time in healthcare and there’s no way to predict how it will change in the years to come.

[9:56] – The three payment models healthcare needs to engage in for the future.

[12:12] – Accountability on the patient side?

[13:17] – The providers get penalized but what about the payer?

[15:59] – Let’s talk about mergers. Are their benefits to these large mergers?

[19:39] – Where is all the money going?

[22:02] – What factors are driving the utilization of healthcare?             

[24:00] – What does Steve see as the future of healthcare payers?

[27:26] – How do you determine value in healthcare these days?

[29:39] – How can we help cut down on waste in financial, clinical and personnel areas?

[32:37] – Some final thoughts from Steve.


“It’s going to be a huge hole in our community, Jeremy. You know how I absolutely adored Steve Mund.”

-Sharon Pearce, CRNA

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