Southeast Physician Recruiter Association (SEPRA) Update
By Lee Moran, SEPRA President and Physician Recruiter, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN
SEPRA is growing rapidly! We now have 97 members and continue to grow each month. We are continuing to network with each other and are providing educational opportunities through our quarterly webinar series.
Our webinars have been a big hit with our members. Our Education Committee has been working hard at securing great speakers with meaningful topics and sponsors for each of these webinars. In October, Chris Carnahan from The Carnahan Group presented "Community Needs Assessments - Benefits Beyond Meeting Stark.” In January, Steve Marsh from The Medicus Firm addressed common tweaks that can be made at different recruitment stages that can have a big impact in his webinar, "The Difference a Word Makes.” Steve presented applications for recruiting both the doctor and spouse and negotiating contracts.
At the end of 2013, we held elections for Vice President and Secretary. We are pleased to announce that Bonita Lancaster, Baptist First Health System, Montgomery, AL, has been re-elected for a second term as Vice President and Corey Roy, Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, GA, is our new Secretary. Both positions will serve for one year. I want to thank Donna Smalley, Community Health Systems, Cleveland, TN, Tammy Lindsay Howell, HCA/Park Ridge Hospital, Chattanooga, TN and Teresa Bowers, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY for their work on the Nomination Committee. This committee worked under a tight deadline to get the nomination forms and election ballots out to our membership.
One of our main goals for 2014 is to go live with our website. We have hit some bumps in the road with its development and implementation, but think we are back on the right path again. We are also looking at putting together our first educational conference in 2015. The Education Committee will be meeting and discussing the logistics next quarter. Look for more information later this year.