August 2012

NCH launches Physician Leadership Development program

As Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) creates the platform for an integrated system of care, NCH is supporting the further development of physician leaders, both independent and employed, who will become partners in re-envisioning the way healthcare is delivered. Together, NCH and Physician Leaders will work in concert to optimize quality, outcomes, and the patient experience while lowering the cost of care delivery.

Initial Course Offering

Coaching and Mentoring Physicians to Higher Performance

Saturday, September 8, from 8 am – 12:30 pm at NCH.

Learn what skills and competencies are required to coach and mentor physicians to higher performance; move through the art of influence and techniques of skilled questioning, motivation and behavioral change; and take away your own coaching toolkit. Facilitated by an ACPE instructor.

Download and complete the application here. Applications are due to Kelly Raffel by August 15.

To that end, NCH is pleased to offer a formal Physician Leadership Development program that will provide physicians in leadership roles with the knowledge and tools they need to function as high performing leaders in the community or in the NCH system.

Whether a medical staff member is currently a physician leader within NCH or has an interest and willingness to become one, physicians are encouraged to complete an application for the initial course offering of the Physician Leadership Development program to be held on September 8.

Intended Audience

  • Physicians currently in formal leadership roles at NCH, such as Medical Staff Officers, Department/Section Chiefs or Committee Chairs.
  • Physicians who are active members of an NCH committee.
  • Physicians who are or may be willing to serve as an active member of an NCH committee.
  • Physicians in leadership positions within their professional practice.

Program Structure

  • NCH is partnering with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) – recognized as the premier organization for physician leadership education – to provide quarterly on-site courses.
  • Courses will typically be half-day sessions that cover a variety of relevant and timely topics focused on building the necessary leadership skills to support safe, high-quality healthcare services.
  • Class sizes will be limited and participation will be determined through an application process.
  • Attendees will earn CME credit.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Kelly Raffel, NCH's executive director of Physician Services, at 847.618.5283.