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Monday, May 1
9:00 – 10:45 am

Keynote Presentation

Healthcare, Remixed
Zubin Damania, MD (ZDoggMD)

Dr. Damania delves into the ethical challenges of delivering compassionate healthcare in our severely dysfunctional medical system, while proposing collaborative ways to revitalize it. He examines, through humor and storytelling, the hope that the future of medicine is a bright one provided that we all work together for the common goal.

Speaker Bio:
Zubin Damania, MD (pronounced duh-MAHN-yah), is an internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare startup that’s part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh (pronounced SHAY). During a 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Damania won clinical teaching awards while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing standup comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, have gone epidemically viral, educating patients and providers while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.


Monday, May 1
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

1A: The Impact of Student Loans and Forgiveness Programs on a Physician's Career Path
Brandon Barfield, Co-Founder, Doctors Without Quarters
Jason DiLorenzo, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Doctors Without Quarters

Session Description
This workshop will examine the merits of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, income-driven repayment plans and private refinancing. We will apply our unique, physician-focused analytics to show the true economic value these programs may provide, the impact of debt on new physician career decisions, and how student loan programs can be leveraged to complement your hospital’s compensation package

Speaker Bio:
For the past five years, Brandon Barfield has been traveling to medical schools, teaching hospitals, and various conferences to present on the topic of "managing student debt". He has spoken to students, residents, practicing physicians, financial aid staff, GME's and recruiters. Brandon has a vast amount of experience and knowledge which your members will find very helpful when working with young physicians. He is one of the co-founders of DWOQ, and has dedicated his professional career to being a student of the student loan industry. Prior to this role, Brandon worked in both the financial planning and financial aid industries, so he understands the student loan dynamics and how they should be integrated within a physician's over-all financial plan.


1B: Leveraging Social Media in Healthcare Recruiting
Oliver Feakins, President/Partner, Track5Media

Session Description
In a world where social media is taking over, physician recruitment professionals must learn how to navigate this platform to build a brand identity and stand out in the marketplace. You can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines and watch your competitors’ social strategies steal your leads. In this presentation, we’ll teach you how to effectively use social media to engage, recruit, and retain your target audience.

Speaker Bio:
Oliver Feakins is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for marketing driven online businesses. With a strong background in online sales and digital marketing, Oliver has helped grow multiple startups in the lead generation and social media spaces for over ten years. A frequent speaker at industry tradeshows and recurring judge in internet startup competitions, Oliver has successfully overseen multiple online companies from conception to maturity and gained traction in various competitive business markets with national recognition. Oliver is a huge proponent of life long learning. He counsels local universities to help develop their marketing curriculum and organized a local internet marketing meetup group that boasts over 350 members.


1C: Transform to a Proactive Recruiting Strategy: Five Areas of Opportunity
Paul Olzak, ACHE, Medical Staff Development Officer, Lake Health

Session Description
Any recruitment team can have a positive impact on an organization’s recruiting strategy. You’ll learn: Why timing is everything in emails, and why shorter is better; How to communicate effectively with video, and why it’s important; How to make every onsite tour all about the candidate; How to use texting and PDFs most efficiently and effectively; How to build your residency program relationship for the next 3, 10 and 20 years.

Speaker Bio:
Paul Olzak has over 20 years of healthcare experience primary focused on improving service line performance or creating successful service lines from vision to implementation. As the Medical Staff Development Officer, the focus is on developing and implementing a proactive recruiting strategy. By treating physician recruiting as a measurable, performance driven service line, strategy and implementation are built upon understanding candidate needs and expectations and establishing effective communication methods.


1D: Provider Compensation: How Will MACRA Impact You?
Amanda Litzinger, Physician Recruiter, Providence Health and Services
Zach Clem, Sr. Provider Comp Consultant, Providence Health and Services

Session Description
2017 will see a dramatic shift in provider reimbursement with the introduction of MACRA. We will spend time exploring MACRA by examining the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (Track 1) and Alternative Payment Methods (Track 2). This presentation will discuss clinician payment based on quality, care coordination, health data management, practice improvement, and the total cost of care management.

Speaker Bio:
Amanda Litzinger has been recruiting with Providence Health & Services since 2013. Amanda is currently the NWSPR Vice President, after serving as the NWSPR Secretary from 2015-2016, participating in the chapter's 30% growth. An active member of ASPR, Amanda presented at the 2016 ASPR Conference on healthcare trends in regards to mergers and acquisitions. Amanda is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Organizational Management from the University of Great Falls. She graduated cum laude from Western Oregon University in 2013 with a major in Communication Studies, and a minor in Political Science.

 


Monday, May 1
2:15 – 3:15 pm


2B: Physician Recruitment and Business Development: The Strategic Alliance
Laura Screeney, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Recruitment, NewYork-Presbyterian
Thomas Evans, Vice President, Business Development, NewYork-Presbyterian

Session Description
Learn the strategy behind physician recruitment and developing a business plan. Find out more about practice acquisition and physician alignment in these turbulent times. Is your organization operating in silos when it comes to physician recruitment and business development? Learn how to change that silo mentality by strategically aligning your business development and physician recruitment functions.

Speaker Bios:
Laura Screeney, FASPR, has been a leader in the in-house Physician Recruitment industry for over 25 years.

Laura recently joined New York-Presbyterian to develop an in-house physician recruitment program. With roots dating back to 1771, New York-Presbyterian is one of the most comprehensive healthcare delivery systems in the US, New York City-based New York-Presbyterian is routinely recognized as a leader in medical education, research and clinical care.

Prior to her new role at New York-Presbyterian, Laura was responsible for the development and direction of in-house Physician Recruitment programs for healthcare organizations from coast to coast: Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ), the US Army at Fort Huachuca, AZ, the Alaska Native Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente and HIP Health Plan.

As a charter member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (www.aspr.org), and a charter Fellow of ASPR, Laura has played an integral role in the organization’s development and growth. As current ASPR President, Laura is actively involved in a number of ongoing strategic initiatives for the organization.

Tom Evans is Vice President of Business Development at New York Presbyterian Health System, New York City. Tom works with the health system’s regional hospitals to develop and implement geographic and physician alignment strategies, which includes the recruitment and acquisition of physician practices.
Throughout his 25-year career, Tom has built a reputation for developing solid physician business strategies and fostering physician relationships.

Tom has previously worked for such organizations as; Beth Israel Medical Group in Boston, Massachusetts; Continuum Health Partners, Inc., New York, New York, and the North Shore – LIJ Health System, Manhasset, New York.

When not working Tom enjoys CrossFit, photography, and being with his family.


2C: OAR Presents — Onboarding: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Programs
Kari Dalrymple, Physician Integration Specialist, Carolinas HealthCare System
Nicole Buikema, Northwestern Medical Group
Marie Noeth, OSF Healthcare

Session Description
The onboarding process for a new provider can be complicated and stressful. Providers may have up to eight different contacts within the organization during their integration. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive toolkit that can help you streamline your onboarding process and improve satisfaction at any stage. Several healthcare systems will share their expertise and tools with you in an effort to ensure your new providers have a positive onboarding experience.


Monday, May 1
3:45 – 5:00 pm

Plenary Session

How Doctors Think: Diagnostic Challenges in the New Era of Health IT
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Session Description
Clinicians are spending more time with technology. In this talk, Dr. Dhaliwal will discuss how doctors and other frontline healthcare providers are helped and hindered by healthcare information technology. Through stories, videos, and data he will illustrate how technology has been part of the problem and how it will be part of the solution in the modern healthcare environment. .

Speaker Bio:
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He studies how doctors think — how they diagnose, how they make treatment decisions, and how they develop expertise. Considered one of the most skillful diagnosticians and clinician-educators in the U.S. today, Dr. Dhaliwal sees patients and teaches medical students and residents in the emergency department, inpatient wards, and outpatient clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. In 2012 Dr. Dhaliwal was profiled in the New York Times article “Could a Computer Outthink This Doctor?” He writes for the Wall Street Journal’s The Experts: Health Care blog.

Dr. Dhaliwal is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and the UCSF Department of Medicine Council of Master Clinicians. He has won multiple teaching awards and has published over 80 articles in leading medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a visiting professor at multiple universities across the U.S. and in China and Japan. He writes and speaks on physician leadership, physician engagement, and the need for physicians to engage in high-value care.


Tuesday, May 2
9:00am – 10:00am

3A: Physician Recruitment Then and Now: Strategies and Techniques for Successful Work/Life Integration
Kathy Gresham, DASPR, Director of Physician Relations, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Suzanne Anderson, FASPR, CMSR, Director Medical Staff Recruitment, Duke Health

Session Description
The landscape of physician recruitment has changed significantly over the past 30 years in terms of candidates, job options, and tools for recruiting. Learn how to maximize the tools we have today and maximize your work/life balance in the world of virtual accessability

Speaker Bio:
Kathy Gresham, with a background in recruitment, retention, locum tenens placement, medical staff development and credentialing, has been in the Physician Relations field for over 30 years. To date, Kathy has initiated Physician Recruitment and Relations departments in private practices, academic institutions and large hospital systems. In addition to starting her own consulting firm, Kathy has placed physicians throughout eastern North Carolina for clients such as Wake Med, Raleigh Internal Medicine, LeBauer Group, ECIM, Wilmington Health Associates and most recently, New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she serves as the Director of Physician Relations. Kathy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health with a degree in Health Education. She served as a Board Member for Carolinas Association for Physician Services and as President in 2011. She is a member of ASPR and the NC MGMA and serves as Vice-President for the Wilmington area MGMA. She is very active in numerous community non-profit agencies, most recently as President of the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services and Auction Chair for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Cape Fear Heart Ball.


3B: Employed Physician and APP Workforce Planning: A Data Driven Approach to Proactive Recruitment
Sunshine Balistreri, Provider Workforce Planning Manager, Aurora Health Care
Craig Miller, FASPR, Senior Director, Provider Services and Recruitment, Aurora Health Care

Session Description
This presentation is designed to provide participants with a datadriven workforce planning approach to predict physician and APP openings up to three years in advance. By using an attrition calculation, practice metrics tailored to each specialty in order to measure gaps in current staffing levels, and incorporating organizational growth targets, Aurora Health Care has been able to predict hiring needs. This work centers around the employed physician model.

Speaker Bio:
Sunshine Balistreri, Provider Services Manager and Craig Miller, Senior Director of Provider Services and Recruitment at Aurora Health Care, the largest health system based in Wisconsin have each spent over 15 years in various areas of health care. Sunshine came into her current position from a background in finance and accounting while Craig has spent much of his career in provider services, recruitment and operations. They are part of a larger Provider Services and Recruitment department of over 40 staff serving a 16 hospital system with over 2,500 employed physicians and APPs. Annually Aurora recruits over 400 physicians and APPs.


3C: Making Immigration into a Powerful Physician Recruitment Tool
Robert Aronson, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Session Description
This presentation will largely be an elaboration of my article in the 2016 JASPR, Fall issue. Given the pervasive shortage of physicians, recruiters need to explore nontraditional provider sources, including IMGs. There are two options: 1) begrudgingly address immigration; or 2) proactively tackle immigration needs in a way that not only results in a successful immigration outcome, but becomes a powerful competitive advantage in recruiting IMGs to your system.

Speaker Bio:
Robert Aronson is a nationally prominent immigration lawyer, particularly in the area of IMG immigration, and a long-time friend of ASPR. He is the editor of The Physician Immigration Book and was legal adviser to the Department of Health and Human Service's analysis of IMG immigration policy. He is the first recipient of the Roberta Freedman Lifetime Achievement Award, granted in recognition of his contributions to IMG law and policy. He holds his J.D. from Indiana University and was a Fulbright Fellow at the law schools of Harvard and Moscow State University.


3D: Why You Should Care About Your Organizational Offboarding Process
Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Integration, Duke Health

Session Description
Proper offboarding is as important as proper onboarding in today’s medical setting. However, it doesn’t get the focus it deserves. This session will validate why leaders should refine their offboarding protocols. Participants will leave with best practice techniques to incorporate into their own programs.


Tuesday, May 2
10:30am – Noon

Open Forum with Experts

Session Description
These Open Forum Discussions will be interactive, bringing together conference attendees on the topics below. Pick a few different topics to attend and make sure to bring your questions!

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your ASPR Membership
  • New to Recruiting? Bring Your Questions
  • Importance of Background Checks
  • Challenges & Opportunities for Multispecialty Groups
  • Challenges of Rural Recruitment
  • Tools for Onboarding
  • Medical Staff Planning
  • Using Locum Tenens
  • Spousal and Family Engagement
  • Hiring Advanced Practice Providers

Legislative Update

Session Description
As the new presidential and congressional administration works to establish their agenda and enact new legislation, the expectation is that there may be dramatic changes to our health care system and to employment and immigration law. This session is intended to provide an update to new and potential changes that may occur and the potential ramifications these changes may have on our day to day professional life. Hear from industry insiders and experts about the issues, trends and future direction of the new administration’s legislative agenda. Prepare for the future and learn how physician recruitment may be impacted by recently enacted and proposed legislation and regulations and get a greater understanding of some of the key issues.


Tuesday, May 2
3:30 – 4:30pm

4A: Physician/Provider Monitoring Systems
Moderator:
Laura Screeney, FASPR, CSMR, Director of Physician Recruitment, NewYork-Presbyterian

Panelists:
Lynne Zeman, DASPR, PHR, Physician Recruiter, NewYork-Presbyterian
Emerson R. Moses, FASPR, CSMR, Manager, Physician Recruitment, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Lynne Peterson, FASPR, Director of Physician & Advanced Practice Recruitment, Fairview Health System

Session Description
During this session, a panel of your peers will lead an open forum discussion on selection, implementation, utilization and reporting capabilities of an electronic tool to manage your physician/provider recruitment function. Whether you use or are looking to use an ATS, RMS, CRM, Access or an Excel spreadsheet, please join us for a lively discussion

Speaker Bios:
Lynne (Kosloski) Zeman, DASPR, is a Physician Recruiter at NewYork-Presbyterian, a teaching affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons. She joined the organization in 2016 to become part of a newly created in-house physician recruitment department.

Since graduating from Saint Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in International Business in 2005, Lynne has spent the past twelve years working for academic healthcare organizations in the human resources field which later evolved into a career in physician recruitment starting in 2010. Her experience in Physician Recruitment began at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, and after relocating to New York, she has worked for both Northwell Health on Long Island and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Lynne is a member of ASPR and has previously served on the education committee for NEPRA. She will be completing her FASPR certification this year, and she is pursuing a Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership at the CUNY School of Professional Studies in New York.

Emerson R. Moses, FASPR, as Manager of all clinical recruitment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, oversees the recruitment of physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses to a 10,000+ employee, multi-hospital heath system in NH and VT. The system hires over 250 providers and 800 nurses to the system each year. Prior to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Emerson led physician and advanced practitioner recruitment as Director of Clinician Recruitment for the San Francisco based for-profit primary care practice organization One Medical Group, overseeing a team recruiting to practices spread across the United States, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC and Boston. With over 15 years of recruitment and operations management experience, Emerson has worked in multiple healthcare organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners Healthcare and Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Emerson has held the position of Vice President of the Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Network (2012) and Chair of both their Education and Website & Social Media Committees (2010-2012). She also was on the NEPRA Education Planning Committee from 2009 – 2015 and served as a Member At Large from 2013 - 2015. A life-long New England resident, Emerson completed her undergraduate education at Mount Holyoke College in 2002 and in 2011 she received her MBA from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Emerson is also a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters and a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter.

Lynne Peterson, FASPR, is the Director of Physician and Advanced Practice Provider recruitment at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN.

Lynne Peterson is the Director of Physician Recruitment for Fairview Health Services an integrated health system located in Minnesota. Lynne and her team also work closely with Fairview’s academic partner, the University of Minnesota, assisting the University with their recruitment needs for Advance Practice Providers and Fairview related Academic Physician positions.

Lynne has been in the Physician Recruitment industry since 1991 and joined the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters in 1995. During Lynne’s time as a member of ASPR, she has had an impressive background of service to ASPR as past Secretary of the Board, former Co-Chair of Strategic Planning and Bylaws committee and by participating in the Education and Benchmarking committee over the years. She was also Co-Chair of the Fellowship committee, which advanced the organization’s educational opportunities and certification process for our members. She currently holds the position of VP of Governance on ASPR’s Board of Directors.

Laura Screeney, FASPR, has been a leader in the in-house Physician Recruitment industry for over 25 years.

Laura recently joined New York-Presbyterian to develop an in-house physician recruitment program. With roots dating back to 1771, New York-Presbyterian is one of the most comprehensive healthcare delivery systems in the US, New York City-based New York-Presbyterian is routinely recognized as a leader in medical education, research and clinical care.

Prior to her new role at New York-Presbyterian, Laura was responsible for the development and direction of in-house Physician Recruitment programs for healthcare organizations from coast to coast: Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ), the US Army at Fort Huachuca, AZ, the Alaska Native Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente and HIP Health Plan.

As a charter member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (www.aspr.org), and a charter Fellow of ASPR, Laura has played an integral role in the organization’s development and growth. As current ASPR President, Laura is actively involved in a number of ongoing strategic initiatives for the organization.


4B: Physician Compensation and Healthcare Trends: Transition from Volume to Value
Emily Shields, FASPR, Manager, Physician Recruitment, OSF HealthCare
Kurt Mosley, Vice President, Strategic Liaisons, Merritt Hawkins

Session Details
Healthcare reimbursements are fast changing for hospitals and healthcare systems. The different mechanisms for reimbursement are affecting physician compensation and healthcare systems are beginning to adjust that compensation to align with the new principles. Learn the basics about exactly what is changing within the healthcare industry and details about various compensation plan structures that are being implemented around the country.

Speaker Bio:
Emily Shields is Manager of Physician Recruitment for OSF HealthCare, a healthcare system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Peoria, Illinois. It includes 11 acute care facilities and two colleges of nursing. It also has a medical group and physician network consisting of over 1000 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. Emily has been in her role as manager of the department at OSF for five years previously serving as a Physician Recruiter. Prior to her time at OSF HealthCare, Emily lived and worked in Chicago, IL in several different roles within recruitment and marketing. She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a Business Administration and Marketing degree. Emily holds a Fellow designation with the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters and is past President of the Illinois Chapter of Staff Physician Recruiters, still serving on the executive board. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking and traveling.

Kurt Mosley has over 23 years of physician recruiting and consulting experience with Merritt Hawkins, the nation's leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS). Mr. Mosley is a nationally recognized speaker and has addressed 45 health care professional groups over the last year, including several regional physician recruiting professional organizations. Widely recognized for his expertise, Mr. Mosley has been published or cited in numerous healthcare and general publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Modern Healthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks, HealthLeaders and many others.


4C: Physician Burnout: How Hospitals Can Address the Growing Concern
Carrie Johnson, Vice President, CompHealth
Dr. Clifton Knight, Senior Vice President for Education, American Academy of Family Physicians

Session Description
The recent rise in physician burnout is causing so much concern that more than half of hospital administrators rank it as their top priority. But where do they start? We’ll take a look at the causes of burnout and offer best practices for addressing the issue. We’ll also debunk myths about the correlation between engagement and burnout and share success stories from hospitals across the country.

Speaker Bio:
Carrie Johnson is vice president of the locum tenens division at CompHealth, the largest physician staffing company in the United States. Passionate about public health and provider accessibility, Johnson has spent the past 16 years helping family medicine physicians connect with the facilities that need them most, largely in rural and underserved areas. Johnson also serves on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. She began working with the foundation in 2014 when she joined the Family Medicine Cares International Delegation trip to Haiti, where she served as a member of the humanitarian team. Johnson received a bachelor's of arts degree in communication from the University of Utah. She and her husband, Ben, have two children.


4D: Tools for Rural Recruitment Success
Dr. Jeffrey Bacon, Primary Care Medical Director, Banner Health
Dr. David Schmitz, Chief Rural Officer & Program Director, Rural Training Tracks, FMR of Idaho
Mike Shimmens, AASPR, Executive Director, 3RNet

Session Description
We will examine several tools to build greater success for recruitment professionals in rural areas — including how to develop your pipeline and build relationships with program directors. You’ll learn the value of establishing rural residency tracks and rotations, and how to develop attractive incentives to meet provider needs. Discover the importance of nurturing your relationships with practicing providers to increase retention and fight burnout.


Wednesday, May 3
8:45 – 10:00am

Keynote Presentation

Yippee, Another Day in Paradise! ...Driving Negativity Out of the Workplace
Liz Jazwiec, RN

IHave you ever worked with a crab? You know, the type of person who complains about everything, even free food! Then you understand that continuous workplace negativity saps the energy out of an organization and distracts everyone from work and productivity. It is not okay to come to work everyday in a bad mood because the job is hard! This is the message that Liz Jazwiec will discuss by telling her personal story, laced with her notorious humor and effective tools to manage morale, eliminate victim thinking, and have fun. Using real-life examples and anecdotes from her bestselling book, Eat THAT Cookie!, she will provide insights to make positive thinking work for you and the shadow you cast on others. She concludes with a straightforward approach to the connection between job satisfaction and success, creating an enjoyable workplace and choosing to be happy

Speaker Bio:
Liz Jazwiec, RN, is an internationally renowned speaker, strategist and author who has shared her passion for leadership, engagement and service with audiences across all industries. She is the award winning author of the bestselling books Eat THAT Cookie!, Hey Cupcake! We are ALL Leaders, and Service Excellence is as easy as P.I.E. (Perception Is Everything).

She’s also been a longtime hospital officer who helped raise service scores at Chicago, Illinois’ Holy Cross Hospital from the 5th to the 99th percentile in just a few years. Her work as vice president of patient care and as the director of emergency services was one of the key reasons Holy Cross won Fortune Magazine’s Enterprise Award for Best Business Practices.

Today, she uses that expertise to inspire other organizations interested in building a culture where excellence is driven by strong leaders and engaged employees. Many audiences describe Liz’s presentations as uplifting, motivational and fun. However, they also clearly respect her practical and experiencebased style. You’re sure to enjoy her creative and viable suggestions for addressing some of the difficult issues facing organizations today



Wednesday, May 3
10:15 – 11:15am

5A: The Secret to Recruiting to Rural Healthcare Facilities
Brock Slabach, Senior Vice President Member Services, National Rural Health Association
Bill Heller, President, Weatherby Healthcare

Session Description
Rural hospitals and health systems face many challenges that similar healthcare organizations in large metropolitan areas do not, especially when it comes to physician recruitment. Physicians usually prefer to practice in large metro areas, making it difficult for rural hospitals to compete for talented physicians. Brock Slabach with the National Rural Health Association and Bill Heller with Weatherby Healthcare will share best practices for rural hospital recruiting.

Speaker Bio:
Brock Slabach joined NRHA in 2008. He has administrative responsibility for all areas of member services, including membership, communications and meetings/exhibitions. He also coordinates the Healthcare Quality Technical Assistance center. He was a rural hospital administrator for more than 21 years. He has been on the board of the National Rural Health Association and the regional policy board of the American Hospital Association, as well as many regional and state boards involving rural health. Brock earned a master of public health degree in health administration from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. degree in biology from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


5C: Lean Recruiting: How to Quickly and Confidently Recruit the Best
Steve Heister, Chief Product Officer, SkillSurvey, Inc
Scott Lindblom, System Director of Physician Recruitment, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Session Description
Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. For physician recruiters, this means it is more crucial than ever to recruit the best. Learn how SSM Health’s System Director of Physician and Provider Recruitment, Scott Lindblom, successfully developed a lean recruiting process using online reference checking to reduce time to fill and obtain higher quality reference feedback to make better, more reliable hiring decisions

Speaker Bios:
Steve Heister works directly with recruiting teams to improve their quality-of-hire and increase recruiting efficiency with technology. He brings over 13 years of experience in business management and talent acquisition solutions with him. Before SkillSurvey, Steve was with leading technology firms in North America, where he worked closely with a number of Fortune 500 firms including eBay, Kohl's and McDonald's.

Scott M. Lindblom has over thirty years of experience working in physician and medical staff recruitment, retention and relations. Scott led the implementation and development of two successful in house physician recruitment programs based at Fairview Hospital and Healthcare Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014, Scott led the integration of the physician recruitment teams into a system wide function at SSM Health. As an active member and Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott served for eight years on the ASPR Board of Directors and two years as President of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott also served as the Co-Chair of the ASPR Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committee from 2000 to 2009. Currently Scott is an active member of the ASPR Fellowship Committee. In 2012, Scott received the ASPR “Outstanding Service Award” for dedication and diligence as a leader of ASPR. In 2013, Scott received the ASPR “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of a distinguished career and commitment to the field of In-House Physician Recruitment.


Wednesday, May 18
11:30am – 12:30pm

6A: Rapid Rise of APP Recruitment
Anne Folger, DASPR, Senior Director, Provider Recruitment, Banner Health
Tina Gurule, Program Director, Physician Compensation, Banner Health

Session Description
We are seeing a surge in Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in healthcare. Learn where to find qualified APP candidates, and how to attract and retain them given the often fluid nature of their employment. Get information about structuring your incentive packages to support your organization’s needs.


6B: Locum Tenens: How to Reduce Your Risk, Increase Your Fill Rates and Satisfy Your Patients
Melissa Byington, President, National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) and CompHealth
Chris Franklin, President, LocumTenens.com

Session Description
More than half of the vendors at ASPR are locum tenens staffing agencies. How do you tell them apart? How do you make sure that you’re working with ethical agencies that will provide quality physicians quickly and reduce your risk? A panel of leaders from the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) will discuss industry standards and answer any question about locums — good, bad, or ugly

Speaker Bio:
Melissa Byington is president of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO). She is also the president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation's largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Melissa's career in physician recruiting spans nearly two decades.


6C: OAR Presents — Improving Engagement and Job Satisfaction within the Medical Group to Manage Turnover
Elizabeth Cook, Senior Management Associate, Carolinas HealthCare System
Allison McCarthy, Principal, Barlow/McCarthy

Session Description
Over the last several years, many healthcare organizations have seen their levels of Physician and Advanced Clinical Provider engagement and satisfaction decrease. Physician and Advanced Clinical Providers need a distinct, customizable engagement approach to achieve desired satisfaction and retention metrics. A retention model will be presented for customization by individual organizations. In addition to the retention model construct, this session will also provide a general overview of national engagement, satisfaction, and retention trends.

Speaker Bio:
Elizabeth K. Cook is a Senior Management Associate for Carolinas HealthCare System based in Charlotte, NC. Elizabeth has over 10 year experience working in the ambulatory and acute care healthcare settings and has been at Carolinas HealthCare System for the last 5 years in various capacities. Her current primary job responsibilities are provider analytics and provider retention throughout the Carolinas HealthCare System. Elizabeth is currently the Vice President for OAR. She has her Master's degrees in Public Health and Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Fellowship Modules

Associate/101 Training

Program Description:
This program is the first in a three-part series leading to Certification as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). The program will provide a foundation for new physician recruiters and serve as a refresher for seasoned recruiters. Taking and passing the 101 exam qualifies one as an Associate of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (AASPR).

Sunday, April 30
8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Getting Organized for Recruiting
Scott Lindblom, FASPR, System Director of Physician Recruitment, Provider Recruitment, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Session Description:
Learn what tools and processes you need to get organized for successful physician recruitment. Discussion includes position justifications, manpower plans, recruitment committees, and tools for sourcing and screening candidates.

Speaker Bio:
Scott M. Lindblom has over thirty years of experience working in physician and medical staff recruitment, retention and relations. Scott led the implementation and development of two successful in house physician recruitment programs based at Fairview Hospital and Healthcare Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014, Scott led the integration of the physician recruitment teams into a system wide function at SSM Health. As an active member and Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott served for eight years on the ASPR Board of Directors and two years as President of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott also served as the Co-Chair of the ASPR Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committee from 2000 to 2009. Currently Scott is an active member of the ASPR Fellowship Committee. In 2012, Scott received the ASPR “Outstanding Service Award” for dedication and diligence as a leader of ASPR. In 2013, Scott received the ASPR “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of a distinguished career and commitment to the field of In-House Physician Recruitment.


The Magic of Sourcing
Marjorie Creagh, FASPR, CMSR, Director of Clinician Recruitment and Credentialing, DaVita Medical Group

Session Description:
Review cutting-edge sourcing methodologies including databases, mailings, print ads, Internet postings, social media, and much more. Understand how current physician training trends and demographics impact your marketing efforts.

Speaker Bio:
Marjorie Creagh has worked in healthcare for almost 20 years. She is the Director of Clinician Recruitment for JSA/DaVita Healthcare Partners in Florida. She previously was Director of Physician Recruitment at American Hospital in Dubai in the Middle East, and Manager of Physician Recruitment at Lake Health in Ohio. She also worked as a Financial Counselor for a hospital system in Texas and was an international flight attendant for American Airlines based in New York, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago.

Marjorie was one of the first Fellows at ASPR and is a re-certified Fellow and a member of the Fellowship Committee. She is also a certified LEAN recruiter and a Recertified Medical Staff Recruiter.

She was born and raised in the Netherlands, has 2 amazing sons, holds a Bachelor’s Degree and is currently finishing her MBA in healthcare administration.


The Magic of Sourcing - Part Deux - Social Media
Steve Jacobs, FASPR, Manager of Physician Recruitment, WellSpan Health

Session Description:
This presentation assesses the mobile capacity of an organization’s website and the strategy of building, integrating and maintaining a social media presence for the purposes of sourcing candidate and disseminating information regarding positions.

Speaker Bio:
Steve Jacobs has been a manager and director of physician recruiter for the past 14 years. He started his career as a physician recruitment consultant in 2003 before moving to an in-house position in 2008. Currently, Steve is a physician recruiter for WellSpan Health in York, PA. Over the years Steve has consulted with large hospitals, multi-specialty groups, single specialty practices and clinic systems throughout the US. His skillset includes physician recruiting, compensation analysis, immigration visa processing, contracting, social media, onboarding, retention, recruiting consultation, process analysis, medical staff development, and succession planning. In 2008 Steve became a member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters and achieved lifelong fellowship certification as an ASPR fellow in 2011. He is the co-chair of the ASPR Fellowship and is one of the members responsible for writing questions for the 201 module of the original fellowship exam and is now involved in the subsequent re-write of the module. Steve contributes articles to the ASPR journal and has written on topics ranging from interviewing to social media. Steve sits on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Recruiters Association as a member at large and as a member of its membership committee. He is also involved in the inaugural mentorship program MAPRA has put together for its members. Steve has presented a variety of social media topics over the years. Notably at ASPR in New Orleans last year, PracticeMatch in New Orleans and Miami, MRRN in Lansing, MI, ASPR in Los Angeles and the Physician Recruitment & Retention Summit in Philadelphia. Steve has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from UC Irvine in Irvine, CA and a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Alliant University in San Diego, CA. Steve lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania with his wife of 16 years, Laura and their 3 children Lauren (20), Ben (15) and Emma (9).


Screening Candidates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Mike Griffin, FASPR, SPHR, Clinician Recruiter, Sound Physicians

Session Description:
Understand how comprehensive screening, credentials verifications, and background investigations can help ensure a successful match and reduce turnover. Learn to screen candidates and identify red flags throughout the recruitment process.

Speaker Bio:
Michael Griffin is a Clinical Recruiter for Sound Physicians a Performance Management Company operating 200 Hospitalist programs in 32 states in addition to Intensivist, Post Acute,Transitional Care and Emergency Medicine programs. He has a successful 30 year track record in healthcare human resources and physician recruitment. Michael has developed and managed multiple recruitment departments for health systems, health plans, hospitals, and academic medical centers. He is a Past President of ASPR, and member since 1991 serving on the board of directors,education, marketing, strategic planning and website committees. He is currently Co- Chair of the ASPR Fellowship Committee. His educational background includes a Masters in Health Services Administration. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources(SPHR) and a FASPR. Notable accomplishments include the development of three physician recruitment departments, recruitment in all specialties including Physician and Administrative leaders.


Impressive Interviews: Rolling Out the Red Carpet
Christine Bourbeau, FASPR, Director, St Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Session Description:
Create personalized and positive interview experiences for your candidates! Session focuses on preinterview planning and itinerary development to address the professional and personal needs of the physician and their family.

Speaker Bios:
Christine Bourbeau is the Director of Physician Recruitment at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, in Hartford, CT. She has over 30 years of experience working in the healthcare marketplace. For the past 20 years she has successfully recruited healthcare professionals for Connecticut area hospitals. Christine has also been instrumental in the development of in-house recruitment and liaison programs.
As a former member on the Board of Directors for ASPR she has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization and has acted as the co-chairperson for their Educational Committee. Christine is also the founder and former President of the Northeast Physician Recruiters Association (NEPRA). Christine is a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), which exemplifies commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.


Physician Immigration Primer
Geoff Leibl, Attorney, Leibl & Kirkwood

Session Description:
Discover how you can employ Foreign Medical Graduates. Learn about J1 and H1B visas and get practical advice on how to make immigration work to assist your recruitment program.

Speaker Bio:
Geoffrey Leibl is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Leibl & Kirkwood located in San Diego, California. Mr. Leibl works extensively with medical professionals immigrating to the United States and has given seminars to physician recruiters, foreign physicians, nurses and other medical professionals throughout the country and internationally. Geoff is a Canadian & United States citizen and a graduate of the University of Manitoba Law School. He was born in Saskatoon, raised in Winnipeg and immigrated to the United States in 1990 later receiving his Masters degree in International Law from the University of San Diego. He is a member of the California Bar as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School where he has taught classes on business immigration law. Geoff has written many articles on business and physician related immigration issues and is a frequent contributor to ASPR and is excited to be a return speaker at the Annual Conference.


Establishing a Recruitment Budget
Chris Kashnig, FASPR, CMSR, Physician Recruiter, SSM Health

Session Description:
Learn how to develop a realistic physician recruitment budget and how to determine your recruiting costs per physician hired. Understand variations in expenses between rural/urban and primary care/specialty recruitment.

Speaker Bio:
Chris Kashnig joined Dean Clinic in Madison, WI as a Physician Recruiter in 2008. He has over 25 years of physician recruitment experience, including ten years with Christie Clinic in Champaign, IL and four years with Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI. In both cases Chris developed the in-house physician recruitment program. Chris is currently a member of the Chapter & Regional Relations Committee of ASPR and active in the Wisconsin recruiters association. Prior to becoming a physician recruiter, Chris worked as an Administrator with the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and briefly as a stockbroker.
A native of Green Bay, Chris has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and both an MS and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a Fellow of ASPR and a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter.


Diplomate/201 Training

Program Description:
The 201 module is the second in a three-part series leading to Certification as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). This module will build upon your knowledge base gained in the 101 Module and provide additional knowledge and expertise in the field of physician recruitment and retention. Taking and passing the 101 and 201 exams designates one as a Diplomate of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (DASPR).

Saturday, April 29
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Provider Compensation and Incentive Plans
Lynne Peterson, FASPR, Director, Physician Advanced Practice Recruitment, Fairview Health Services

Session Description:
Learn how to use compensation surveys and understand current trends in compensation plans. Understand how physician compensation and incentive plans are influenced by practice type and characteristics.

Speaker Bio:
Lynne Peterson is the Director of Physician Recruitment for Fairview Health Services an integrated health system located in Minnesota. Lynne and her team also work closely with Fairview’s academic partner, the University of Minnesota, assisting the University with their recruitment needs for Advance Practice Providers and Fairview related Academic Physician positions. Lynne has been in the Physician Recruitment industry since 1991 and joined the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters in 1995. During Lynne’s time as a member of ASPR, she has had an impressive background of service to ASPR as past Secretary of the Board, former Co-Chair of Strategic Planning and Bylaws committee and by participating in the Education and Benchmarking committee over the years. She was also Co-Chair of the Fellowship committee, which advanced the organization’s educational opportunities and certification process for our members. She currently holds the position of VP of Governance on ASPR’s Board of Directors.


Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment
Scott Lindblom, FASPR, System Director of Physician Recruitment, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Session Description:
Obtain knowledge on demographics, licensing, and scope of practice of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives. Learn about effective sourcing and compensation trends for advanced practice provider recruitment.

Speaker Bio:
Scott M. Lindblom has over thirty years of experience working in physician and medical staff recruitment, retention and relations. Scott led the implementation and development of two successful in house physician recruitment programs based at Fairview Hospital and Healthcare Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014, Scott led the integration of the physician recruitment teams into a system wide function at SSM Health. As an active member and Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott served for eight years on the ASPR Board of Directors and two years as President of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott also served as the Co-Chair of the ASPR Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committee from 2000 to 2009. Currently Scott is an active member of the ASPR Fellowship Committee. In 2012, Scott received the ASPR “Outstanding Service Award” for dedication and diligence as a leader of ASPR. In 2013, Scott received the ASPR “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of a distinguished career and commitment to the field of In-House Physician Recruitment.


The Offer: Selling it — Closing it — Keeping it Closed
Marci Jackson, FASPR, Physician Recruitment Manager, Marshfield Clinic

Session Description:
Discover how to manage expectations and what’s important in negotiation and reaching consensus. Understand agreements including letters of intent, offer letters, contracts and the components of these agreements.

Speaker Bio:
Marci Jackson, FASPR, is currently the Physician Recruitment Manager at Marshfield Clinic, a 700+ physician multispecialty group in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Marci has over 20 years’ experience in physician recruitment, with both non-profit and for profit clinics in Nevada, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Marci has served as member at large on the Board of Directors, as well as treasurer, vice-president and president of ASPR. She is past co-chair of the Fellowship Program Committee, and still serves as a lead for testing, has served on the Education Committee since 1995, as well as other committees, and serves as faculty in the ASPR Fellowship program.


Relocation Policies: Rules of the Road
Christine Bourbeau, FASPR, Director, St Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Session Description:
Understand the critical components of a relocation policy and procedure and receive templates to create your own. Gain knowledge on IRS regulations and which relocation expenses are taxdeductible.

Speaker Bio:
Christine Bourbeau is the Director of Physician Recruitment at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, in Hartford, CT. She has over 30 years of experience working in the healthcare marketplace. For the past 20 years she has successfully recruited healthcare professionals for Connecticut area hospitals. Christine has also been instrumental in the development of in-house recruitment and liaison programs.
As a former member on the Board of Directors for ASPR she has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization and has acted as the co-chairperson for their Educational Committee. Christine is also the founder and former President of the Northeast Physician Recruiters Association (NEPRA). Christine is a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), which exemplifies commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.


Onboarding: Welcome to the Team!
Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, CMSR, Director, PHysician Integration, Duke Health

Session Description:
Learn what components are required and how to implement an effective physician orientation and onboarding program. Receive valuable forms including orientation checklists, evaluation surveys, and physician exit interview surveys.

Speaker Bio:
Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, is the Director of Physician Integration/ Onboarding at Duke, She has 20 years of recruitment experience in both the in-house and contingency arenas. She has been a member of ASPR for ten years and is currently serving as ASPR Secretary and on the ethic committee.


Retention Matters
Laura Screeney, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Recruitment, NewYork-Presbyterian

Session Description:
Obtain practical advice and examples on developing a retention program for your organization. Review physician satisfaction and causes of physician turnover. Learn what benefits are important to physicians.

Speaker Bio:
Laura Screeney, FASPR, is the Director of Physician Recruitment for NewYork-Presbyterian. Laura was invited to develop an in-house physician recruitment program in early 2016, which would serve as a strategic partner with both the medical group and the academic centers. The strategic alliance will assist the main academic campuses, and the regional hospital network, provide high quality healthcare to patients throughout the NY metropolitan area. With roots dating back to 1771, New York-Presbyterian is one of the most comprehensive healthcare delivery systems in the US, New York City-based New York-Presbyterian is routinely recognized as a leader in medical education, research and clinical care.

Prior to her new role at New York-Presbyterian, Laura was responsible for the development and direction of in-house Physician Recruitment programs for healthcare organizations from coast to coast: HIP Health Plan, Kaiser Permanente, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Atlantic Health System, the Alaska Native Medical Center, the US Army at Fort Huachuca, AZ and Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ).

As a charter member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (www.aspr.org), a faculty member of the ASPR fellowship program, past Chair of both Education and JASPR Committees, and currently ASPR President, Laura has played an integral role as an industry leader in both ASPR and the in-house physician recruitment industry.


Physician Recruitment 301 Module

Program Description:
This program is the final of a three-part series leading to Certification as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). The program will provide higher level education and build upon the knowledge gained in the 101 and 201 Modules. Taking and passing the 101, 201, and 301 exams certifies one as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). Becoming Certified as a FASPR demonstrates a commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Sunday, April 30
8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Human Resources for Provider Recruitment
Scott Manning, FASPR, SPHR, Director, HR & Provider Recruiting, PHysician Recruitment, District Medical Group (DMG)

Session Description:
Comprehensive review of Affirmative Action, employment law, and potential litigation. Discuss harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, negligent referencing, and inappropriate interviewing. Learn about regulatory agencies, compliance reviews, and potential penalties.

Speaker Bio:
Scott Manning is the Chief Human Resource Officer for District Medical Group in Phoenix AZ. Scott has successfully navigated a dual career track which includes 25+ years of experience in both his fields of expertise. He has achieved professional certification as both a FASPR and an SPHR. He is a "charter member" of ASPR and has held multiple leadership roles including a 3 year term as President and served seven years on the ASPR Board. He has been a frequent speaker/contributor at ASPR conferences and in the Fellowship program.


Physician Contracts and Stark/Anti-Kickback Regulations
Mills Fleming, Hunter Maclean

Session Description:
Understand the Physician Self-Referral Law ("Stark") and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Gain an understanding of the key regulatory bodies and applicable sanctions and penalties for violations.

Speaker Bio:
Mills Fleming chairs HunterMaclean’s health care law practice group and has particular expertise in legal and regulatory issues affecting physician recruiting, employment and fraud and abuse compliance. Mills is a past president of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the health law section of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.

Mills is included in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA and received an “AV-Preeminent” (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubble. He has also been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a “Legal Elite”.

He writes and speaks frequently on health care law issues and is co-editor of the Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Law Manual (5th edition). He also published an article on the final HIPAA privacy rules for the American Bar Association’s American Law Institute and authored the chapter “New Government Scrutiny Demands New Strategies for Health Care Clients” for the book Health Care Law Enforcement and Compliance (2011). He co-authored “Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Tax-Exempt Hospitals” (May 2015) for the American Health Lawyers Association, a national trade group which represents over 10,000 health care attorneys in the U.S.

Mills graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in 1986 and a J.D. in 1989. He began his legal career at HunterMaclean, served for three years as general counsel with a large hospital system, and returned to HunterMaclean in 1995. In 2016, the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and the State Bar of Georgia honored Mills with the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service. Since 1998, this award has been presented to honor lawyers and judges in Georgia who have made significant contributions to their communities and demonstrate the positive contributions of members of the Bar beyond their legal or official work.


Medical Staff Development Plans
David Andrick, FASPR, CMSR, FMSD, Director of Physician Recruitment/Relations, Wilson Health

Session Description:
Learn why medical staff development plans are important, what qualitative and quantitative data are needed, what key elements are required, and how to develop a plan for your organization.

Speaker Bio:
David Andrick is currently the Director of Physician Recruitment & Relations for Wilson Health where his primary responsibility is the development of a medical staff development plan and the execution of that medical staff development plan as it pertains to physician recruitment for Wilson Memorial Hospital. David was involved in the development of the WMH hospitalist program and is the Administrative Director of the Wilson Health Sports Medicine program for Wilson Health.

Prior to joining the staff at Wilson Health, David served as Executive Director of Physician Services for Mercy Health Partners-Western Ohio (MHP), working from the regional office in Springfield, Ohio. He had management responsibility for MHP Primary Care Network, as well as physician recruitment responsibilities for two acute care hospitals.

While at MHP David developed a practice management company that allowed physicians and hospitals to collaborate on bringing together a full range of practice management services to private practice office-based physicians in a three-county area.

David brought a unique perspective to MHP, having considerable experience marketing medical management and practice management systems to private practice office-based physicians. He joined the administrative staff of MHP, after spending ten years with their competitor, Community Hospital in Springfield, Ohio as the VP of Physician Services, where his major responsibilities were the development and execution of a five-year physician recruitment plan, as well as all physician relations and retention activities. There he coordinated a series of Practice Management seminars for physicians and office staff and successfully recruited over 60 physicians in nine years.

He has been a frequent speaker for the American Academy of Medical Management (AAMM), Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), The Forum for Healthcare Strategists and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). His comprehensive experience in medical staff development, practice management, and physician relationships has served him well as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Medical Management, and allowed him to be appointed to the first edition of “Who’s Who” in Health Care. David is a Past-President of The Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters (ONPR).


Immigration: In-Depth Legal Hows and Whys
Geoff Leibl, Attorney, Leibl & Kirkwood

Session Description:
Obtain an in-depth understanding of visas, H1B caps and exemptions. Learn about pathways and best options to obtain permanent residence including Labor Certifications and National Interest Waivers.

Speaker Bio:
Geoffrey Leibl is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Leibl & Kirkwood located in San Diego, California. Mr. Leibl works extensively with medical professionals immigrating to the United States and has given seminars to physician recruiters, foreign physicians, nurses and other medical professionals throughout the country and internationally. Geoff is a Canadian & United States citizen and a graduate of the University of Manitoba Law School. He was born in Saskatoon, raised in Winnipeg and immigrated to the United States in 1990 later receiving his Masters degree in International Law from the University of San Diego. He is a member of the California Bar as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School where he has taught classes on business immigration law. Geoff has written many articles on business and physician related immigration issues and is a frequent contributor to ASPR and is excited to be a return speaker at the Annual Conference.


Benefits: Terms, Trends, and Tips
Scott Manning, FASPR, SPHR, Director, HR & Provider Recruiting, PHysician Recruitment, District Medical Group (DMG)

Session Description:
Review physician benefits including retirement plans, medical coverage, disability coverage, life insurance, liability insurance, long term care, PTO, and CME. Understand physician priorities and current and future trends.

Speaker Bio:
Scott Manning is the Chief Human Resource Officer for District Medical Group in Phoenix AZ. Scott has successfully navigated a dual career track which includes 25+ years of experience in both his fields of expertise. He has achieved professional certification as both a FASPR and an SPHR. He is a "charter member" of ASPR and has held multiple leadership roles including a 3 year term as President and served seven years on the ASPR Board. He has been a frequent speaker/contributor at ASPR conferences and in the Fellowship program.


Utilizing Benchmarks to Optimize Operational Efficiency
Suzanne Anderson, FASPR, CMSR, Associate Director, Medical Staff Recruitment, Duke Medical Staff Recruitment

Session Description:
Discover how to track, use, and interpret benchmarking metrics to improve efficiency in your recruitment department. Use data to justify your role and supply meaningful data to your C-Suite.

Speaker Bio:

Suzanne Anderson is Director of Medical Staff Recruitment at Duke Medicine. Originally from Ohio, Suzanne received her BS in Marketing from The Ohio State University. Suzanne has worked in the physician recruitment and staffing industry since 1984. Her experience spans multiple venues including locum tenens, contract management, and several business start-ups including building her own hybrid recruitment consulting firm which she ran for over a decade. Suzanne joined Duke in 2006 and enjoys the opportunities and challenges that come with recruiting for a large academic medical center. Suzanne has been a member of ASPR since 2009. She is a Fellow of ASPR and Project Lead on the Benchmarking Survey.


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