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July 16, 2013

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Things to Do and Places to Eat in Tucson

Annual Conference – Early Bird Rates End Tomorrow

Congratulations to ASPR Chapter SEPRA

New Member and First Time Attendee Reception at the Annual Conference

July Webinar: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Things to Do and Places to Eat in Tucson

2013 ASPR Annual ConferenceArriving early to the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference? Staying after the conference is over? Looking for something to do with your free time? Tucson offers a multitude of things to see and do — as does the resort where we are staying. The JW Marriott Resort & Spa has world class spa facilities and nationally acclaimed golf courses. Cool down at the pool or lazy river. The Marriott Tucson University Plaza offers is within walking distance of over 30 restaurants, shops, museums, and the University of Arizona. 

There is ample hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding throughout the area as well as beautiful parks and must-see museums. Visit the Arizona-Sonora Museum in Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson Museum of Art, Pima Air & Space Museum, or White Dove or San Xavier Mission. Bringing your family? Enjoy the Reid Park Zoo or Tucson Children's Museum.

Like to shop? According to, “Tucson is a shopper's dream. There's a mixture of specialty shops, indoor malls and outdoor shopping that's sure to please the most discriminating shopper.” Shop at the Tucson Mall, Park Place Mall, La Encantada, Foothills Mall visit some of the shopping districts like Campbell Avenue District, Downtown Tucson Partnership, the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, the Lost Barrio, and Main Gate Square.”

There are many excellent restaurants to enjoy as well. The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort offers Primo, Signature Grill, Catalina Barbeque Co. and Sports Bar, Salud, as well as a poolside dining and a Starbucks. You can also visit our website to read up on some Tucson restaurants recommended by member and Tucsonan Paul Charkowski.

Find more things to do in Tucson

Reserve your seat at the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference held August 10-14 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Register by July 17 for early bird discounts! 

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Register to Attend

Annual Conference – Early Bird Rates End Tomorrow

Early bird discounts for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference end tomorrow – July 17. Register today and save $150 on your registration! Download Registration Brochure and Register to Attend today for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference!

Congratulations to ASPR Chapter SEPRA

On June 29, the Internal Revenue Service deemed the Southeast Physician Recruiters Association (SEPRA) federally tax exempt as a 501(c)6 organization. SEPRA became an official Chapter of ASPR in January of this year. SEPRA supports in-house physician recruiters throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee in their efforts to recruit and retain physicians. SEPRA is open to ASPR members in the aforementioned states. Annual dues are $50, and chapter members receive a $50 discount on annual ASPR dues.

Congratulations are in order for SEPRA and the hard work that the officers put into achieving this milestone!

Learn more about SEPRA

New Member and First Time Attendee Reception at the Annual Conference

If you are a new ASPR member or this is your first time attending the ASPR Annual Conference, please join us for an informal reception designed to introduce new members and first time conference attendees to some of the ASPR Leadership team including members of the Board of Directors, Committee co-chairs, and the Executive Director. It is also a great opportunity for Mentees to meet their Mentors if in attendance. Meet your colleagues and make some new friends who you’ll enjoy spending time with throughout the remainder of the conference.

If you’d like to attend this reception, please register HERE.

July Webinar: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less

Register today for this free webinar scheduled for July 24 at 1:00 EDT.

Speaker: Steve Marsh, Managing Partner, The Medicus Firm

Sponsored by:

With the current state of the economy and of the healthcare industry, reducing overhead costs has never been so crucial to the long-term success and survival of a healthcare facility. This includes the operating costs of the physician recruiting department. There are several keys to reducing the per-search costs of your recruitment: 1) Decrease cash outlay such as vendors, in-house recruiting staff, supplies, travel. 2) Refine your search process to be more effective and efficient. By improving success rate and tightening your recruiting cycle, you can save valuable time and money.
This session will help participants learn how to analyze their recruiting budget and implement the necessary changes to reduce expenditures without sacrificing quality and results in physician recruitment. We’ll provide recruiting budgets and success stories from several medical facilities to help participants manage their own departments more effectively.    

Learn how to apply the five LEAN principles of process improvement to your physician recruiting department:    

  1. Identify what creates value (what works) in your recruiting department.  
  2. Identify all the steps of the recruitment process/cycle.    
  3. Make those processes flow.  
  4. Accurately identify and recruit only what is needed.  
  5. Continually remove/improve wasteful practices or expenditures and strive for perfection.  

Register today!

Important Dates
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Early Bird Deadline
Webinar: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins
Webinar: Setting up Successful Physician Employment Models
View details and register online

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