August 26, 2014
ASPR Committee Chair Transitions
We’d like to announce the transitions occurring with our Committee Co-chairs that take effect today, Aug. 26, at the ASPR annual business meeting.
Chapter & Regional Relations Co-Chair Transitions
Congratulations to Stacey Armistead, FASPR, Duke Medicine, Durham, N.C., on her appointment as the new co-chair of the Chapter & Regional Relations Committee. Stacey will join Kate Rader, DASPR, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, to lead this committee. Thanks and appreciation go to Chris Kashnig, FASPR, Dean Clinic in Madison, Wis., as our outgoing chair for his dedication and leadership over the past year and a half. Chris was instrumental in bringing NWSPR and TexASPR on as formal chapters of ASPR. We would like to thank Chris for his efforts and are happy to announce that Chris will remain involved with this committee to continue working on chapter growth and development.
Fellowship Co-Chair Transitions
Congratulations to Mike Griffin, FASPR, Sound Physicians, Tacoma, Wash., on his appointment as the new co-chair of the Fellowship Committee. You may recognize Mike’s name as he served as co-chair of this committee in the past and we welcome him back to this role. Thanks and appreciation go to our outgoing co-chair, Marci Jackson, FASPR, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wis., who worked tirelessly along with co-chair Lynne Peterson, FASPR, Fairview Health Services in St. Paul, Minn., on the development of the Fellowship Certification Program. The program made great strides under Marci’s leadership and we are sorry to see her leave this role. We are pleased to report that Marci will remain an active member of the Fellowship Committee to support Mike and Lynne in the continued growth of the Fellowship Certification Program.
Resource Library Co-Chair Transitions
Congratulations to Jennifer Feddersen, DASPR,Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich., on her appointment as the new co-chair of the Resource Library Committee. Jennifer will join Aymee Quinn, FASPR, Asante Physician Partners, Medford, Ore., to lead this committee. Thanks and appreciation go to our outgoing co-chair, Diane Collins, FASPR, Health Partners, Minneapolis, Minn., who was instrumental in the creation of the Resource Library Committee. Diane helped bring form and structure to the committee and played an important role in reorganizing one of ASPRs most utilized benefits – the Resource Library. Diane will remain active with ASPR and will continue to volunteer her time with JASPR and the Resource Library Committee.
Thank you to all of our outgoing volunteer leaders and welcome to our new leaders!
Fellows Recognized at the Annual Conference
The following members were recognized during the ASPR Annual Business Meeting for having achieved their Fellow Certification (FASPR) since the last annual conference:
- Joni Adamson, MO Primary Care Association
- Cassie Archer, Columbus Regional Hospital
- Mark Barclay, 3RNet
- Bonnie Barton, Desert Neonatology
- Kari Bowling, Cox Medical Center Branson
- Aisha DeBerry, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Health System
- Brenda Elliott, Cone Health Alamance Regional
- Vicki Finnell, United Regional Health Care System
- KC Fleming, Great River Health Systems
- Kim Gary, IU Health Physicians
- Bridgett Gawlik, Fairview Health Services
- Linda Gommesen, Metro Health Hospital
- Miranda Grace, Geisinger Health System
- Jeannie Green, Mayo Clinic Health System
- Jamie Groy, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group
- Jessica Hall, SMGSMG
- Lori Halula, Mission Health
- Katherine Harris, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, AZ
- Sandy Jones, Kettering Medical Center
- Laurel Kane, The Everett Clinic
- Therese Karsten, HCA - Hospital Corporation of America
- Lindy Kirk, Columbus Regional Hospital
- Carol Koetting-Freeman, The Ohio State University Medical Center
- Doug Lewis, Virginia Mason
- Carey Osborne, Mednax National Medical Group
- Stacy Pedersen, Mercy Iowa City
- Mandie Presser, SoutheastHEALTH
- Aymee Quinn, Asante Physician Partners
- Brian Richardson, The Nemours Foundation
- Corey Roy, Hamilton Medical Center
- Ronnie Shaw, Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
- Eric Snipes, Dept. of Veterans Affairs - VHA
- Wolfgang Sprie, Piedmont Healthcare
- Adam Tabor, Mission Health
- Monica Young, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
- Cris (Heiser) Williams, WellSpan Health
In addition, these Fellows were missed in past years due to timing issues and were recognized this year:
- Julia McConaghy, Huntington Hospital Medical Foundation (2010)
- Ryan Rasmusson, Adventist Health (2010)
- Sarah Beste, United General Hospital (2011)
- Amy Burns, Indiana University Health (2011)
- Carrie Galbraith, IL Critical Access Hospital Network (2012)
- Kathleen Lawson, Mercy Health Saint Mary's (2012)
- Tracy Manning, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital (2012)
- Karissa Viergets, Campbell County Memorial Hospital (2012)
- KC Fleming, Great River Health Systems (2013)
- Kim Gary, Indiana University Health (2013)
- Doug Lewis, Virginia Mason Medical Center (2013)
Finally, ASPR recognized the following individuals for recertifying as Fellows of ASPR:
- David Andrick, Wilson Memorial Hospital
- Julie Brissett, Temple University School of Medicine
- Julie Chavez, Kadlec Health System
- Gail Detraz, Northeast Georgia Health System
- Mark Gallucci, St. Peter's Health Partners
- Joan Hatcher, Interim Member
- Suzanne Jones, RiverBend Medical Group
- Julie Juba, Hennepin County Medical Center
- Michael Lester, Temple University School of Medicine
- Scott Manning, District Medical Group (DMG)
- Julia McConaghy, Huntington Hospital Medical Foundation
- Monica Morris, Tift Regional Medical Center
- Laura Myers, WellSpan Health
- Rachel Reliford, OSF Healthcare/OSF Medical Group
- Lori Schapel, Akron Children's Hospital
- Barbara Warstler, University Hospitals
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.
Volunteer of the Year – Miranda Grace
Congratulations to Miranda Grace, FASPR, physician recruiter, Geisinger Health System for being named Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 ASPR Annual Business Meeting!
The purpose of the Volunteer of the Year Award is to recognize and honor an ASPR member for significant contributions made as a volunteer over the year. Miranda has made significant contributions to ASPR over the last year and is both a role model and an inspiration to others.
Miranda began her volunteer career with ASPR soon after joining the organization and has taken on positions of increasing responsibility during her time as a volunteer. She was involved with the development of the OAR Chapter and served a term as Secretary. Miranda has also made valuable contributions to the Fellowship Committee as a member of the committee and currently serves as the sole chair of the Journal Committee - an incredibly big job!
Congratulations, Miranda! Thank you for all you do for ASPR!
Outstanding Service Awards – Marci Jackson and Shelley Tudor
Congratulations to Marci Jackson and Shelley Tudor! Marci and Shelley were each honored with an Outstanding Service Award for their long-term commitment and dedication to ASPR.
Marci Jackson, FASPR, physician recruitment manager, Marshfield Clinic, served as the long time co-chair of our Fellowship Committee and was instrumental in the development of our certification program. She began her first term as chair in 2008 and was involved from the inception of Physician Recruitment 101 through the development of 201 and 301. Marci has helped lead the charge to ensure the program remains current with best practices.
Shelley Tudor, FASPR, strategic recruiter, Humana, has been a long time committee co-chair for the Benchmarking Committee and continues to oversee the Benchmarking Project Team in her role as VP of Research. Shelley was a key player in determining what data should be collected, how that data should be accessed by our members, and has moved the project from being in the red to being financially sustainable and an industry gold standard.
Congratulations Marci and Shelley and thank you for your continued dedication to the growth and development of ASPR!
Take Advantage of ASPR Membership Group Discounts
Do you have an entire department of people dedicated to physician recruitment? Are you a large organization with in-house physician recruiters in multiple locations? If so, ASPR has a deal for you!
ASPR offers a group discount program that will help organizations save money on their ASPR memberships. The more members in your group, the more your organization will save:
- 6-10 members – organization pays $1,650 flat rate
- 11-20 members – organization pays $3,025 flat rate
- 21-40 members – organization pays $5,775 flat rate
- Programs for larger organizations may be developed on an individual basis
Visit the ASPR website for more details. If your organization is interested in taking advantage of the group discount program, please contact Member Services at 800-830-ASPR.
NOTE: An employing organization may be national, it does not have to be within a defined region, state or locality, but each member must be employed by an affiliated organization (i.e., regional groups of recruiters whose employers are not affiliated may not sign up under the group membership discount).
Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
By John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media (shared with permission)
Nearly 70% of organizations searched for a family medicine physician in 2013. The percentage of primary care positions that go unfilled every year "continues to be a problem," says an Association of Staff Physician Recruiters executive.
The demand for primary care physicians and advanced practice nurses continues to grow, and hospitals are beefing up recruiting efforts as the competition intensifies, the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters reports.
ASPR's just-released benchmark survey details more than 5,000 physician and advanced practice nurse searches by 145 healthcare organizations across the country in 2012-2013.
As in previous years, primary care continues to be in high demand. Nearly 70% of organizations searched for a family medicine physician in 2013; the most common physician search, followed by hospital medicine and internal medicine.
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