Physician Leadership Institute of Ohio Announces Second Class

Physician Leadership Institute of OhioThe Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) are pleased to partner on The Physician Leadership Institute of Ohio (PLIO). As Ohio’s only statewide physician leadership development program, PLIO is being offered to develop cultures of team leadership in hospitals, health systems and the health care community. This innovative program is intended to provide Ohio physicians with a convenient and effective forum to become transformational leaders in the emerging clinically-integrated delivery systems across our state.

This unique collaborative effort will improve leadership skills in the area of physician hospital relations, team management, care coordination and population health management. Its creation is the product of physician leaders and hospital administrators committing to empowering physicians with the knowledge, skills and experience to provide more than clinical care and to become dynamic leaders in integrated delivery systems.

The program will teach physicians to work with their teams and hospital partners to identify and implement strategic, clinically integrated, population health initiatives. Physicians will also learn how to increase results by maximizing performance of their clinical teams, optimizing safety and enabling their groups and organizations to thrive in the new health care environment.

The OHA and OSMA are partnering with The Physician Leadership InstituteTM (PLI) affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) on the design, structure, curriculum and faculty for this leadership development program. The PLI experiential approach immerses physicians in four key areas: seeing themselves as leaders, inspiring their teams, leading change strategies and delivering transformative outcomes. The PLI pragmatic structure was highly recommended from several medical societies, hospital associations and health systems around the country. The PLI has an experienced program with proven results and is a good partner for Ohio’s physician leadership development efforts.

Current PLIO participant Dr. Michael Sarap, a general surgeon from Cambridge, shared this about his experience: “The PLIO course has been an invaluable experience both on a professional and personal level. The interaction with physician classmates from different but similar institutions has been very rewarding in terms of understanding that our own institutional problems, issues and challenges are common to all hospitals. The additional course component of being assigned a personal coach is a unique and incredibly beneficial experience.

The PLIO program has set the groundwork for each member of the group to assess and react to both small and large challenges in very new and innovative ways and, in reality, to think about the world in a different way. Participants will return to their individual hospitals with a fresh perspective and newfound tools to make a profoundly positive impact in those institutions.”

In addition to the enhanced leadership skills, PLIO also offers physicians the opportunity to develop relationships with other physician leaders from different health systems and hospitals as we all work towards providing better population health management for our region and state.

To join your colleagues and learn more about the OSMA and OHA Physician Leadership Institute, please visit our website. Apply today; spots are filling up fast!

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