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CEO Gawande’s first task: a road trip to hear firsthand about workers’ health challenges

The listening tour will put Gawande face to face with the enormity of his task: Lowering costs and improving care for 1.2 million people with incomes and health struggles.

Dr. Atul Gawande is hitting the road.

In one of his first actions as a CEO, Gawande is planning to travel across the country to meet with the employees he will serve through the health care venture being formed by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway.

Gawande intends to hold one-on-one meetings with a variety of employees who work for the sprawling companies, with the goal of understanding the breadth of their needs and the challenges they face in getting care, according to a person familiar with the plan. The expedition is set to take place in coming weeks and will be

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