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ASPR Weekly

August 21, 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award

Volunteer of the Year Award

Fellows Recognized at the Annual Conference

Reminder - Residency Education Presentations and Tools Available

JASPR Feature Article: Building a Business Case for Recruitment and Retention Best Practices

Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference, President Scott Manning presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to one of our founding members, Tim Skinner, DASPR. Tim recently retired as the Executive Director at 3RNet.

The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize and honor an ASPR member for a distinguished career and for significant contributions made to the field of in-house physician recruitment. Tim has made significant contributions to ASPR over many years and is both a role model and an inspiration for others. He has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to advancing the field of in-house physician recruitment.

For members who have been part of ASPR for many years, it’s difficult to think back on its beginnings and past annual meetings and not think of Tim Skinner. Tim has held several leadership roles including founding member, president and board member, and JASPR editor. As Tim heads into retirement, it’s fitting to pay tribute to him for all he’s done both for ASPR and the physician recruitment community.

You can read more about Tim in an article in the Summer issue of JASPR and view his acceptance speech that was played at the Annual Conference (Tim was unable to attend).

Congratulations and best wishes in your retirement, Tim!

Volunteer of the Year Award

Also at the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference, President Scott Manning presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Marci Jackson, FASPR, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI.

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 past year. Marci has made significant contributions to ASPR over many years and is both a role model and an inspiration for others.

Marci is a long time member and leader of ASPR. She has served on the board of directors as both the president and treasurer. She is the co-chair of the Fellowship Committee along with Mike Griffin, FASPR. Mike and Marci were the first co-chairs for the Fellowship Committee and have grown our certification program from its infancy to the comprehensive program that it is today.

Congratulations, Marci!

Fellows Recognized at the Annual Conference

The following members were recognized at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting at the annual conference for having achieved their Fellow Certification (FASPR) since the 2011 annual conference:

  • Deborah Akins, Pacific Medical Centers
  • Kristy Bailey, Inova Health System
  • Meredith Bailey, Eagle Hospital Physicians
  • Laura Blake, WVU Healthcare
  • John Bragg, Pen Bay Medical Center
  • Sarah Bridges, United General Hospital
  • Donna Ecclestone, Duke Medicine
  • Cyndy Emerson, The Children's Medical Center of Dayton
  • Kristen Farrell, University of Maryland Medical System
  • Tracy Fousnought, Laurel Health System
  • Mark Gallucci, St. Peter's Health Care Services
  • Mona Hansen, St. Vincent Medical Group
  • Joan Hatcher, Niagara Health System
  • Vicky Hill, Wythe County Community Hospital
  • Darla Horton, Sanford Health
  • Christopher Kashnig, Dean Clinic
  • Celeste Kichefski, Indiana University Health
  • Tracie Klander , Kadlec Regional Medical Center
  • Terese Lagattuta, Catholic Health System
  • Paula Marafino, Team Health-West
  • Craig Miller, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Amy Powell, Reid Hospital
  • Victor Ramirez, Catholic Health System
  • Dean Richardson, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Jacob Shimansky, Home Physicians
  • Robert VanderPloeg, Spectrum Health
  • Brandon Wilson, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/implementing medical staff development plans. This cost-effective and affordable program provides valuable first-hand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting-edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Learn more

August Webinar - Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Residency Doors

Date: August 29, 2012
Time: 10:00 am PT / 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Eleanor Callanan, MBA, Director, Provider Recruitment & Retention, Arnot Health and Jennifer Kambies, MBA, Director, Special Initiatives, Office of Physician Recruitment, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

Having trouble breaking into residency programs? Wonder how others have been successful in gaining opportunities to present to residents and fellows? What should you do once you do gain access to the programs? This panel discussion will provide you with tips and ideas on how to develop relationships with your regional training programs. The panelists will offer recommendations on the types of value added programs and activities you can offer residency directors and coordinators to help them do their jobs. Learn how to dole out the educational content to keep them coming back to you for more. Once you have your foot in the door, opportunities for on-going dialogue abound!

JASPR Feature Article: Everything I Needed to Know About Onboarding I Learned as a Waitress

ArticleBy Gina Truhe, AASPR, Onboarding Specialist, Health Quest, LaGrangeville, NY

For many of us, going out to dinner at a restaurant is a treat, a reward on Saturday night for a hard week of work, or a time to celebrate our milestones. When the service is good, we feel like royalty. When the service is poor, it can ruin the whole night regardless of how great the food is. Restaurant professionals who are well-trained in customer service know what to say to make us feel comfortable and can deftly handle problems that may arise.

Like many of us, I spent my early 20s earning extra cash by working in restaurants. The skills I learned from that experience have proven to be invaluable in my current role of onboarding new providers into our medical practice. Similar to working in the restaurant industry, the root of what we do in recruiting and onboarding is unequivocally customer service-based. We are here to provide our customers (newly hired providers, senior management, the medical staff, physician’s families, etc.) with high quality, friendly and courteous service.

Read More: Everything I Needed to Know About Onboarding I Learned as a Waitress


Important Dates
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Residency Doors
Details and Registration
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices
Details and Registration

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