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Providence St. Joseph Health Western Washington Region Signs on with The Health Management Academy for Onsite Physician Leadership Program


The Health Management Academy (The Academy) and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Western Washington Region, have partnered to bring a physician leadership program to 22 high-potential physicians at the health system. Physician leaders identified by executives from PSJH will participate in seminars, small group discussions, and case studies over the course of three meetings. The curriculum will be uniquely designed by The Academy to reflect the goals of the participating physicians, business objectives of PSJH, and coursework taught in The Academy’s National Physician Leadership Program. The Academy’s industry leading content experts, Executives-in-Residence (recently retired C-suite health system executives) and PSJH executives, will lead facilitated discussions and provide mentorship to the peer group throughout the six-month program.

"Every successful health system understands that value requires engagement and leadership from physicians. PSJH is committed to investing in its future by investing in its physicians,” said Joanne Roberts, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Western Washington, PSJH. She continued, “We believe The Academy is a great partner for us because they bring a faculty of senior executive physicians, along with national experts in specific subjects, like finance, health policy, and negotiations. The Academy recognizes that leadership is an adaptive exercise, so they focus on developing adaptive skills that will help carry us through this healthcare revolution successfully."

Dr. Jack Cox, M.D., SVP & Chief Quality Officer, PSJH added, “In this environment of tremendous healthcare transformation, our ability to equip our physician leaders with the skills needed to help lead our change is crucial to PSJH. The Health Management Academy has a long history with the top healthcare systems in the country; naturally they would be our chosen partner to help us develop our physician leaders.”

 “PSJH has consistently shown itself to be an industry leader not only in medical care, but in improving the efficiency and experience of healthcare,” commented Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, The Academy. Bisbee added, “To have the executive team invite us to help provide leadership training to their physicians is an opportunity we take very seriously. We are excited to travel to Washington state, meet a terrific group of talented and high potential physicians, and learn along with them.”

About Providence St. Joseph Health: Providence St. Joseph Health is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. With 50 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 111,000 caregivers (employees) serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Formed in 2016, the Providence St. Joseph Health family includes the founding organizations, and in: Texas, Covenant Health and Covenant Medical Group; California, Facey Medical Group, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare; Washington, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Pacific Medical Centers and Swedish Health Services. 

About The Health Management Academy: The Health Management Academy (The Academy) is a membership organization exclusively for executives from the country’s Top-100 Health Systems and most innovative healthcare companies. The Academy’s learning model identifies top priorities of health system leaders; develops rich content based on those priorities; and addresses them by convening members to exchange ideas, best practices, and information. The Academy is the definitive trusted source for peer-to-peer learning in healthcare delivery with a material record of research and policy analysis. Offerings include C-suite executive peer forums, issues-based collaboratives, leadership development programs, research, advisory, and media services. The Academy is an accredited CE provider. More information is available at www.academynet.com.