The Academy is delighted to welcome our next class of physician leaders into The Academy’s National Physician Leadership Program. The 23-person class from 11 health systems represents the most gender-diverse cohort The Academy has had to date (55% male and 45% female). This group will participate in coursework from February through June 2018.

The deadline for the second 2018 class beginning in June is Wednesday, April 11, 2018.



The Academy is delighted to announce that Jessica Wurster, Consumer Consortium and Oncology Forum Director, will assume responsibility for COO Forum. While continuing her role with the Consumer Consortium and Oncology Forums, she will take over the management and content development of the COO Forum.

Jessica suceeded Bryan Clutz, Ph.D., who remains Research Director, and Senior Director of the CSO, CLO, and CHRO Forums. 



To the best wishes of their families, friends, and mentors, The Academy hosted graduation for seven members of the Academy GE Finance Fellowship Program at the Fall CFO Forum in Laguna Beach, CA.

Please join The Academy in congratulating the accomplished executives from the Finance Fellows Class of 2017, listed below. 


Wednesday, November 15

4:00 p.m.




From November 15-17, 2017 at The Park Hyatt in Chicago, IL, The Academy will bring together alumni from the National Physician Leadership Program. Similar to the National PLP program format, the meeting will consist of learning seminars, small breakout-discussion groups, and networking opportunities.


Alexandria, VA, September 21, 2017 -- The Health Management Academy (The Academy) and Spectrum Health have entered into a five-year partnership to develop a comprehensive leadership development program for physician leaders at Spectrum Health.


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.


Over the course of the fall, The Academy will welcome alumni of the Physician, Administrative, and Nurse Academy GE Fellowship programs to convene for their annual meetings. The fellowship alumni groups will meet during their respective C-suite forum meetings and will be welcome to attend all Issues Forum sessions. They will meet in small group discussions during breakfasts and debriefs.


The Academy is delighted to announce that Bryan D. Clutz, Ph.D., Senior Director of Administrative Forums, will assume the role of Research Director. While continuing his role with the CHRO, COO, CSO, and CLO Forums, he will lead The Academy’s research team to study and analyze the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare for Leading Health Systems. Melissa Stahl, Research Manager, will continue her work as point person on The Academy's survey research.