A Letter from the Executive Director
By Jennifer Metivier, MS, FASPR, ASPR Executive Director
Each quarter I have contemplated what to write in the “Letter from the Executive Director” and recently I realized that it really isn’t as much of a letter as it is an update. In a letter, I might share more personal information or my opinions on an industry related topic. I might share that I just completed my sixth marathon or commiserate with my fellow working parents about taxiing their kids around to soccer games, track meets, concerts, etc. But I always end up simply providing updates on some of the most important happenings at ASPR. They may not be colorful, but hopefully they help you keep abreast of what’s going on if you are unable to read the ASPR Weekly’s on a regular basis. So we begin…
Board of directors elections
The ASPR Board of Directors elections took place in June. It was the first election held under the new governance structure with more competency-based approach to filling each board position. The election results were recently announced via ASPR Weekly and are recapped here. Congratulations to Laura Screeney, FASPR, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Manhasset, NY upon her election to the position of president-elect! She will hold this position for two years beginning in August then assume the role of president. We would also like to congratulate Michelle Seifert, AASPR, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH upon her election as treasurer and Maddie Wagner, FASPR, Reading Health System, Reading, PA upon her election as vice president of engagement!
Congratulations are also in order to Allen Kram, FASPR, HealthQuest, LaGrangeville, NY who was re-elected as vice president of education and Shelley Tudor, FASPR, Humana, Indianapolis, IN who was re-elected as vice president of research.
Debbie Gleason, FASPR, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE will assume the role of president through May 2015. Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC will continue as secretary and Frank Gallagher, FASPR, AtlantiCare, Atlantic City, NJ will continue as vice president of governance through August 2014.
On behalf of the ASPR membership, I would like to thank outgoing President Scott Manning, FASPR, District Medical Group, Phoenix, AZ and outgoing Treasurer Diane Collins, FASPR, HealthPartners Medical Group, Minneapolis, MN for their tremendous contributions made over the last several years. They have both served multiple terms on the board and will be missed!
New committee co-chair
ASPR welcomes Tim Dybevik, AASPR, to the Membership Committee Co-Chair position and to the ASPR Leadership Team! Tim is the senior medical staff services specialist at Dean Clinic in Madison, WI. He is taking over the co-chair position for Ivie Hall, DASPR, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc., Gainesville, GA. Ivie has been a co-chair for the membership committee since January of 2012, and has recently had to step down due to work obligations. The board would like to thank Ivie for the time and dedication she has given to the committee and the organization as a whole.
Volunteer opportunities and development
The new ASPR Volunteer Development Portal was unveiled in April. The portal is designed to help match members to volunteer opportunities and provide professional development resources to members in order to prepare them for leadership roles within their organization, ASPR, and our industry. More details on the portal can be found later in this issue of JASPR.
Free education without travel
We hope that you’re able to attend the ASPR Annual Conference, but we realize that some organizations are unable to send their staff to conferences on a regular basis. To fulfill your continuing educational needs, ASPR offers free monthly webinars that you can attend live or watch on-demand. These webinars are a cost effective and time efficient way to obtain continuing education to help advance your career. There are currently 24 free webinars available for viewing in the ASPR Webinar Archive. You’ll receive continuing education credits for the webinars that you watch either live or on-demand. Take advantage!
Fellowship certification update
The newly updated fellowship certification exams are now available. If you’re planning to attend the fellowship certification program at the annual conference, you’ll be the first to receive the updated information, presentations, and materials that correspond with the new exams. The Physician Recruitment 101 and 201 modules will be offered later this fall as on-demand webinar series and the 301 module will be offered as soon as possible thereafter.
2013 benchmarking report
The ASPR Benchmarking Committee has announced that the executive summary, full report, and data for the 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report are expected to be available in early August. Keep your eyes open for industry trends and highlights in the next issue!
Finally, the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference is just around the corner. The conference will be held August 10-14 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Arizona. You’ll find an abundance of information about the conference throughout this issue and on the website at www.aspr.org/conference. We look forward to seeing you all in Tucson in just a few weeks!
As always, I look forward to hearing any thoughts, suggestions, ideas, or comments from you!