Onboarding and Retention (OAR) Update
By Kate Rader, OAR President and Manager, Recruitment Coordination Services, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
OAR members are feeling more connected as we prepare to begin a new year as a chapter of ASPR. We had the opportunity to network and meet as an official chapter for the first time in Tucson. Also OAR’s monthly calls and newsletter have been keeping everyone up to date on chapter news and events.
The OAR educational session in Tucson included a panel discussion and information exchange with representation from each of our member sectors: large multi-specialty group practice; rural community hospital; academic medical center; and large health system. Panel participants included Leah Doebler, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Marci Jackson, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI; Phedra Hunter, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC; and Dan Bastle, Aspirus Clinics/Langlade Hospital, Antigo, WI. OAR also was provided the opportunity to participate in a round-table session and discuss tools for onboarding with fellow ASPR members, which was a huge success!
Donna Ecclestone, outgoing OAR Vice-President and founding member of OAR, was recognized for her leadership contributions and launch of the chapter. During the annual business meeting OAR members elected new officers for the 2013-2014 year: President, Kate Rader, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Vice President, Ashley Pace, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC; Treasurer, Jennifer LeBeau, Cornerstone Healthcare, High Point, NC; and Secretary, Miranda Grace, Geisinger Health System, Lewistown, PA.
Onboarding is just the beginning of what we all hope is a long relationship with the providers we are recruiting. There is strength in numbers and as our membership continues to grow, we look forward to a constant exchange of ideas, practices and resources.