Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MedStar Physician Leadership Development Program

“MedStar’s goal is to develop transformational leaders, who as physicians, become integral to the development of the vision and strategy of MedStar Health’s future and assume key roles in the execution of that plan.”—MedStar Leader of the Future Physician Advisory Council

MedStar is investing in its physician leaders through the MedStar Leader of the Future: Physician Leadership Development program. Uniquely equipped with clinical experience, administrative acumen, fiscal intellect, vision, and charismatic leadership skills, these physician leaders will drive adoption of a multitude of new requirements in publicly-reported physician and hospital performance metrics, standards for Accountable Care Organizations and population health, clinical quality and outcome improvements, and team-based, patient-centered care.

Under the direction and leadership of Dr. Steve Evans, EVP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for MedStar Health, this program kicked off with a 2 day retreat in January with subsequent monthly sessions.  
I had the honor of co-chairing the Advisory Council (with Michael Sachtleben, Chief Operating Officer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital). We worked with Dr. Evans and Healthy Companies to help create the leadership training program. As such, I was able to take part in the welcome reception and kick off for the first day. A highlight for all in attendance was an overview of MedStar's strategic plan by Ken Samet and his perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare.

Last Friday, the group met again and will soon be integrating their work on leadership with lectures on finance and administration from professors from the Wharton School of Business.  This is a great program that will undoubtedly add to the depth and breadth of physician leaders at MedStar and works so nicely to capitalize on the fundamentals of a healthy leader discussed in the book Grounded.


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