ASPR member profile:
Julie Goetz, AASPR, Kansas
By Dennis Burns, AASPR, Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, PA
Born and raised in Kansas, Julie Goetz has been employed in physician recruitment at Salina Regional Health for the past five years. She is now the Senior Physician Recruiter for the organization. She is kept busy with the usual recruitment duties and is also active in retention activities, overseeing the medical staff development plan, operating within her budget, and supervising staff.
Prior to her work at Salina Regional, Goetz served as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina. Under her guidance, the organization achieved top honors nationally, while growing the program and increasing the agency assets and revenue.
Goetz earned a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University, Kansas, in physical education with a minor in communications. When she was young, Goetz wanted to be a botanist and find the cure for cancer. After further consideration, she instead decided to pursue her other passion for exercise physiology.
In her current profession, Goetz is an active member of ASPR, MINK, and OAR. She said she really appreciates the tremendous amount of information available to help her as a member. “Being able to pick up the phone or directly email other recruiters around the country is one of the greatest assets of ASPR,” said Goetz. She accesses the ASPR Resource Library frequently, soaks up the information on Chat that pertains to her work, and enjoys the format of the ASPR webinars. Goetz currently is working on her Fellowship certification. When she’s able to, she enjoys attending the ASPR Annual Conference, and is planning to attend the upcoming conference in Minneapolis in 2014.
In her spare time, Goetz is active with the Salina Area United Way, her church, and is yearbook chair for her daughter’s elementary school. Goetz also enjoys being active — including running, camping, boating and traveling. Goetz has many other interests, as well. She hopes someday to be able to attend an NCAA basketball tournament, set up a charity to assist families with young children who have medical needs, get her master’s degree, and learn to play the acoustic guitar.