Tim Skinner Receives ASPR Lifetime Achievement Award
Former ASPR President Tim Skinner
The Lifetime Achievement Award, created to recognize and honor an ASPR member for a distinguished career, and for significant contributions made to the field of in-house physician recruitment, was presented to Tim Skinner, DASPR.
Tim, who recently retired from 3RNet in La Crosse, WI, is one of ASPR’s founding members and is both a role model and an inspiration for others. He was unable to attend the conference in person to accept his award, but sent a video greeting that both impressed and entertained the ASPR audience, and demonstrated why he deserved such an honor. A letter from Tim about receiving this award is included at right. A more detailed article about Tim can be found in the summer issue of JASPR.
A note from Tim:
Dear friends and colleagues of ASPR,
Being recognized by ASPR with a Lifetime Achievement Award is a very special honor, and I thank you all so much. The plaque I received is proudly displayed in my home office. In 1986, when I became an in-house physician recruiter for rural clinics, we could probably count 25 or maybe even 50 in-house physician recruiters in the country. Today ASPR has more than 1,100 members across the US and Canada, which is pretty amazing when we look back at scribbling ASPR as a concept on a napkin in the late 1980s.
ASPR has come a long way since 1990, when Bill Norris coughed up $10 to incorporate in New Mexico. In the early days, we all dug into our pockets to help ASPR get started. ASPR has rightfully become the organization for physician recruitment professionals and will continue to support members well into the future as healthcare evolves and changes. In fact, given the serious needs for providers in the near future (not to mention critical needs today), ASPR will be even more important.
The Lifetime Achievement Award really belongs to those who started ASPR and continued to support it all these years. So on behalf of them, I’m grateful. Finally, of the original group who started ASPR, I believe Donna Loy, Scott Lindblom and Laura Screeney are still working as physician recruitment professionals and are still very active in the organization. Please thank them for their long and illustrious service.
Thank you all,