The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Physician Leadership Training and Development Services from The Physician Leadership Institute™

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Following a proprietary due diligence process, The Physician Leadership Institute™ was identified as a leader in physician leadership training and development services.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that it has exclusively endorsed Physician Leadership Training and Development Services from The Physician Leadership Institute™ (PLI). AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

Following a proprietary due diligence process, The Physician Leadership Institute™ was identified as a leader in physician leadership training and development services. Hospitals are moving from a payment system that reimbursed for procedures performed to one where quality of care becomes the focus. Collaboration between physicians and hospitals is critical in such a transition, as hospitals need physicians to lead endeavors to increase efficiency, clinical quality and reduce cost. A recent study found that hospitals with the greatest clinician participation in management scored about 50 percent higher on important drivers of performance.(1) Many physicians, however, are typically not educated formally on collaborative leadership.

“The Physician Leadership Institute™ services stand apart for their exclusive focus on physician leadership development, which ensures a deep knowledge of hospital and physician challenges and trends,” said Anthony Burke, senior vice president of the AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc. “PLI’s unique evidence-based, on-site customized approach to physician development results in physicians’ personal and professional growth, improved physician engagement and performance and long-term succession planning for hospitals.”

PLI physician leadership programs range from assessment and coaching sessions to on-site Physician Leadership Academies and Fellowships designed to implement a lasting culture of leadership and protect physician productivity. A wide array of experts from academia, the military and business teach on-site, and coach physicians while working on real-life projects. Typical outcomes for participating physicians include:

  •     133 percent improvement in the ability to lead others
  •     200 percent improvement in the ability to work in teams and with administrators
  •     350 percent in the ability to think strategically
  •     80 percent improvement in loyalty to the organization

“We are proud that the AHA has awarded its exclusive endorsement to our physician leadership training solutions,” said Mo Kasti, CEO and founder of The Physician Leadership Institute. “The AHA due diligence process will reduce time for hospitals to find a trusted partner that will help them with their physician engagement and leadership. Together, we can build bridges between physicians and administrators to better serve patients, achieve clinical and operational excellence, and transform the future of health care.”

(1) Castro, J., Dorgan, S., Richardson, B., 2008, McKinsley Quarterly

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit to learn more.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the field faces. We then work with market consultants to conduct the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence ProcessTM and identify solutions. AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About The Physician Leadership Institute™ (PLI)
The mission of the Physician Leadership Institute TM is to transform healthcare through physician leadership. When medicine meets leadership everything changes: the culture, the way we collaborate, and most importantly, outcomes. PLI develops physician leaders who are engaged and aligned to deliver the triple aim of quality, service and value, thus enabling their groups and organizations to thrive in the new world of healthcare.

The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)™ is a division of the nationally renowned Center for Transformation and Innovation LLC (CTI) based in Tampa, Florida. CTI provides innovative, sustainable frameworks that improve and transform an organization’s leadership, strategy, and innovation capabilities. For more information, visit

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