June 3, 2014
Scholarship Deadline Extended!
ASPR provides four scholarships for attendance to the conference each year. Each scholarship covers registration fees for the main educational conference, one Fellowship Program module (Physician Recruitment 101, 201 or 301), hotel lodging for up to four nights (room and tax only), and round-trip economy or coach class airfare or rail fare (not to exceed $600) to Minneapolis, MN in August 2014.
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-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with other prizes/awards.
The deadline to submit your application has been extended until this Friday, June 6. Submit your application today!
Happy National Healthcare Recruiters Recognition Day!
Happy National Healthcare Recruiters Recognition Day!
June 3 is the official day to honor healthcare recruiters and the contributions you make to your organizations each and every day. Without you, your organization and medical staff would not be what it is today.
Thank you for all that you do to recruit excellent physicians and advanced practice providers to your community – improving the lives of countless friends, family and strangers alike.
Don’t Forget to Vote!
The ASPR Board of Directors election is now open. Online voting is open until June 10.
This year we will elect the Secretary, the Vice President – Engagement and the Vice President – Governance. Listed below are the candidates who are running for these open positions. Please click on the name to view the Candidate Biography:
Donna Ecclestone, FASPR
Vice President – Engagement:
Vice President – Governance:
Online voting via the ASPR website is open now through June 10, 2014. Ballots will be tabulated by the ASPR staff under the supervision of the Board. The results will be announced soon after by Debbie Gleason, ASPR President, on behalf of the Board of Directors.
All ballots must be cast online by 5 p.m. CST June 10. Cast your vote today!
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Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Keynote Highlights
Monday, August 25, David Horsager, M.A., CSP
The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and 8 Pillars to Build it Yourself
Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales
and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results.
Through academic research and firsthand experience, David Horsager has learned what it takes to gain – and keep – The Trust Edge. In his captivating presentation, Dave combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis. He will show you how the little things, done consistently, add up to huge results. You will walk away with concrete steps you can use immediately to improve your life and career.
About David Horsager, M.A., CSP
David Horsager, M.A., CSP, is a business strategist, keynote speaker and author of the National Best-seller, The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger Bottom Line. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS Magazine and The Washington Post. Through his master’s research, experience as Director of K-Life Inc., and as a founding partner of Special Delivery Productions, Horsager learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues.
Wednesday, August 27, Joe Flower
Where We Are Headed: Notes from the Future – The Physician in the Next Healthcare
The healthcare market has changed what it means to be a physician in the United States — and more change is coming. From the kinds of physicians recruited, the hiring relationships, even the career avenues open to them — everything is shifting.
Flower will look far beyond the narrow confines of the Affordable Care Act at what is driving change in healthcare. He will explore the real economics of the healthcare market, the radical shift in revenue streams and the impending price crash. He will connect those driving forces to the shifting state of the market for physicians, so that we can consider how we may need to shift our strategies, alliances, capacities and workflows for the future.
About Joe Flower
With more than 30 years’ experience, Joe Flower has emerged as a premier observer and thought leader on the forces changing healthcare in the United States and around the world. As a speaker, writer and consultant, he has explored the future of healthcare with clients from around the world.
For more than 20 years he was a contributing editor and columnist at the Healthcare Forum Journal. When the Healthcare Forum became the Health Forum of the American Hospital Association, he went on to a regular column in the AHA’s Hospitals and Health Networks Daily. He is member of the AHA’s Health Forum’s speaking faculty, and serves on the board of the Center for Health Design.
June Webinar: Fit Happens: How to Build the Culture You Need to Recruit and Retain Physicians
Date: June 25, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Dan Whitlock, M.D., MBA, Physician Wellness Services and Vivian Luce, MBA, Regional Vice President, Cejka Search
In this era of healthcare reform and physician shortages, medical practices can't afford to ignore what physicians need to be satisfied and successful within a practice. In their groundbreaking survey on Organizational Culture, Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search found that cultural fit is critical to physician satisfaction—and clearly influences their decisions around current and future job and practice opportunities. Learn how your organization can use cultural fit in creating more effective retention, recruitment and onboarding programs that result in decreased turnover, higher engagement and morale, and more satisfied physicians.
Please join us as we discuss what is at stake and discuss the implications around retention, physician job satisfaction, team building and change in a reform era. We'll share ways that you can set a new path for your organization around culture, as well as best practices around institutionalizing cultural fit through your retention, recruiting and onboarding activities. In addition, we'll provide a list of behavioral interview questions which can help you better assess cultural fit with physician candidates, and the executive summary of the Organizational Culture survey results.
- Understand the implications of cultural fit around retention, physician job satisfaction, team building and change in a reform era.
- Identify what your culture is and approaches to creating a culture that maximizes physician satisfaction and engagement
- Learn best practices around institutionalizing cultural fit through retention, recruiting and onboarding activities.
Leadership Profile: Lee Moran
Lee Moran currently serves on the ASPR board of directors as the Vice President of Engagement. In addition to her role on the board, Lee is the inaugural President of the Southeast Physician Recruiters Association (SEPRA) and is a member of the Chapter and Regional Relations Committee. Lee has been a member of ASPR for four years and started her term as VP of Engagement in January 2014.
Lee is the Director of Physician Recruitment for Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tenn. In her role, Lee is responsible for recruiting physicians to all five campuses within the Erlanger Health System, as well as several community private practices. She regularly works with the clinical and academic practices to help guide them through the recruitment and onboarding processes. She provides education to Erlanger’s residents on topics like contract negotiations and interviewing skills. She also leads Erlanger’s onboarding committee, is responsible for all physician orientation and works closely with executive administration on the system’s medical staff development plan.
Lee believes the best part of being an ASPR member is the support gained among colleagues as well as the education and networking opportunities. “When I first joined ASPR, I was still a rookie recruiter, learning as much as I could absorb. I attribute most of my knowledge base to the ASPR organization, the fellowship series and networking with members, as well as a lot of trial and error,” she says. She believes her position on the Board of Directors provides her an opportunity to give back. “I don’t believe you can quantify what ASPR has provided me, but I believe in ‘paying it forward’ and giving back to ASPR.”
In her years of recruiting physicians, Lee has learned that communication and organizational skills are two of the most important attributes of a successful physician recruiter. You also need to be able to maintain your composure in any situation. She recounts a story from one of her candidate visits where she had to do just that:
“I used to drink a Diet Coke each morning on the way to work. One morning I grabbed a silver and red can from my garage refrigerator, jumped in my car and headed to a local hotel to pick up a cardiologist for an interview. The physician had just gotten in my car and had a cup of coffee with him. I was craving my Diet Coke so I popped open the can and took a drink as we were turning onto the highway. It was a Bud Light!
I immediately froze and couldn’t believe that I had a beer in my hand – at 7:30 a.m. – while driving a physician to the hospital. I discreetly put the beer down in the drink holder inside my door, but I was sure the entire car smelled like beer. The physician never said anything and we eventually hired him. He probably wonders how I function all day. My father-in-law had just visited us and inadvertently mixed a couple of his beers in with my Diet Coke. It took a long time for me to laugh about it.”
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