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June 11, 2013

Board of Directors Elections – Voting Closes June 18

2013 ASPR Member Survey – We’d Like to Hear from You

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Adding Value Learning Track

Congratulations to ASPR’s Newest Fellow!

JASPR Feature: JASPR Feature: Guide to Getting Impact with Leadership

Reminder: Annual Conference Scholarship Applications Due This Friday

Board of Directors Elections – Voting Closes June 18

The ASPR Board of Directors election is now open. Online voting is open until June 18. This year we will elect the President Elect, Treasurer and three Members at Large. The Members at Large positions that are up for election are the newly defined Vice President of Education, Vice President of Engagement, and the Vice President of Research. The terms for these positions will begin in August 2013 and end in May 2015. The reason for the term ending in May 2015 is due to the transition of the ASPR Annual Conference from August to May that year. The official transition of Board Members occurs at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting which is held at the Annual Conference.

Online voting via the ASPR website will occur between June 4 and June 18, 2013. Ballots will be tabulated by the ASPR staff under the supervision of the Board. The results will be announced soon after by Scott Manning, ASPR President, on behalf of the Board of Directors.

All ballots must be cast online by 5:00 PM CST June 18th.

Read the Candidate Bios and Cast Your Vote by June 18

2013 ASPR Member Survey – We’d Like to Hear from You

We invite you to please participate in the 2013 ASPR Member Survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your participation will allow us to utilize your feedback and suggestions to provide you with the most valuable member benefits. Please complete the survey by June 21.

Participate in the 2013 ASPR Member Survey

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Thank you for your participation!

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Marketing and Sourcing Learning Track

2013 ASPR Annual ConferenceRegistration is open for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference! Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone! Here is a sneak peek at the topics in the “Adding Value: Other Duties as Assigned” Learning Track.

How Hospitals Can Legally Fund Physician Recruitment – Paul Vanchiere, Physician Practice Review
Attendees will learn how hospitals can legally recruit non-employed physicians. Through safe-harbor provisions within applicable Stark laws, hospitals have a valid mechanism to cover the start-up cost of physician practices. The presenation will incude flowcharts and checklists necessary to ensure regulatory compliance as well as a concise roadmap of how the process works from both the physician and hospital perspective.

Physician Coaching for Retention, Development and Patient Experience – Joanne Schlosser, Rising Stars Leadership Coaching
Healthcare is undergoing major changes. Are your physician recruits ready for the future? Attendees will understand what coaching is and isn't and how coaching yields significant results that have a tremendous impact on the success of your organization. Find out how coaching can accelerate physician development as well as impact recruitment, retention, patient satisfaction, and other key metrics. Explore ways physician coaching can be implemented into your organization.

Building an Efficient Medical Staff Engine: Achieve System-Wide Goals with Transparency Hope Valvero, BJC Medical Group and Lori Schutte, Cejka Search
The development of integrated heath systems results in medical staff aligment challenges. This presentation will present a case study about the alignment challenges faced by an integrated system. Retention benchmarks from the Cejka Search and AMGA 2012 Physician Retention Survey wil be applied to real-life challenges. Attendees will learn about balancing growth and efficiency through a case study on a recruitment and retention model.

Recruiting for Challenging Searches Creatively Controlling the Controllable Aspects of Your Search Jim Stone, The Medicus Firm
You can't change your location or the weather. But you CAN proactively control many aspects of your recruitment to help gain a competitive edge to recruit the doctors you need, despite the toughest challenges. Making even minor adjustments to your processes can significantly impact your success. Think "outside of the box" for creative ways to gain an edge in physician recruitment to rural locations or other challenging searches.

4 for 1. Four Departments, One process: Recruit, On-Board, Orient and Retention Jim Zache, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Learn how one organization embraces and executes a physician’s journey from recruitment, onboarding, orientation, and retention. This presentation will present how one health system and medical group have partnered operations within four departments to develop a streamlined process that walks with physicians from their first candidate visit to the first day they see a patient.

Post Reform Era Medical Staff Development Planning Shane Foreman, 3D Health
The necessary evolution of Medical Staff Development Planning for hospitals and health systems has been profound. What started as a very compliance-oriented process now includes an organization’s strategic needs and takes into consideration post-reform realities. This session will cover the ingredients of a strategic Medical Staff Development Plan, industry data sources, how Healthcare Reform impacts Medical Staff Development Planning, and the key outputs of a plan.

Become a Leader in Your Organization and Industry Joelle Hennessey, FASPR, Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Maddie Wagner, FASPR, Brett Walker, FASPR, with moderator Laura Screeney, FASPR
Career advancement and professional growth are high on many in-house physician recruitment professionals priority list. Join a panel of industry leaders who will share their experiences with developing leadership skills, growing recruitment departments, and advancing their careers. Learn tips on how to be a resource to your C-suite, present to your Board, develop your leadership skills, become a recognized leader in your organization and industry, and ultimately advance your career.

Don’t miss out on this session and many more like it! Reserve your seat at the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference held August 10-14 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

Register by July 17 for early bird discounts!

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Congratulations to ASPR’s Newest Fellow!

Congratulations to Marshall Poole, North Georgia Health System (Gainesville, GA) for recently becoming certified as a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR)!

As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to peers, employers, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Are you interested in becoming certified as a FASPR? ASPR’s Fellowship Program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics including physician/provider recruitment, onboarding and retention, human resources, and relevant legal issues.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/ implementing medical staff development plans. This cost effective and affordable program provides invaluable first-hand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Learn more

JASPR Feature: Guide to Getting Impact with Leadership

Guide to getting impact with leadership

By Allison McCarthy, Principal, Barlow/McCarthy, Plymouth, MA

JASPR Spring 2013 IssueMarket knowledge is key in order to capture senior leaders’ attention for physician recruitment. Everyone agrees that leadership involvement is necessary for supporting well-defined search priorities, medical staff buy-in, adequate financial resources and market-attractive practice opportunities; however, the challenge is to capture their interest in just the right way to have an impact on recruitment outcomes.

Whether your leader is an administrator, physician, or a combination of the two, their world consists of numbers. Every decision they make, every action they take is based on operational, financial and/or market data. If our goal is to gain their involvement and participation, our approach must be to translate activities and processes into senior management “speak,” or numbers.

Research conducted by Barlow/McCarthy earlier this year validated this premise. Those senior leaders who were interviewed expressed a strong desire for prospect and candidate feedback to help them strengthen their recruitment approach and construct differentiating practice opportunities (the full research report is available at So how do we make this happen? What specific type of information will produce the greatest impact?

Read more in the Spring Issue of JASPR

Reminder: Annual Conference Scholarship Applications Due This Friday

ASPR provides four scholarships for attendance to the conference each year. Scholarships include conference registration for the Physician Recruitment 101, 201, or 301 program and the main educational conference, hotel lodging (room and tax only) for up to four nights, and roundtrip economy or coach class airfare or rail fare (not to exceed $600) to Tucson, AZ in August 2013. The recipient is responsible for making all travel, hotel, and registration arrangements (air travel must be secured with a 21-day advance fare) and will be reimbursed by ASPR upon submission of a receipt. All prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be used in conjunction with other prizes/awards. Apply online by June 14, 2013.

Important Dates
Webinar: How to Recruit Physicians Using Social Media
View details and register online
Webinar: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Early Bird Deadline
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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