TAMPA, Florida (PRWEB) April 19, 2016
The American Association for Physician Leadership® has named Advocate Health Care’s Resident Leadership Development Institute as the 2016 winner of the Leape Ahead Award. The award was presented at the association’s Annual Meeting, April 15, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
“When health care professionals work as a team, patient safety can be dramatically improved,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, the association’s president and CEO. “The Advocate Health Care Resident Leadership Development Institute and development team should be commended for recognizing this need and for their role in taking the initiative to help shape the physician leaders of tomorrow.”
Evaluators were impressed by the well-conceived pilot program focusing on leadership development for women residents. Its assessment and metrics as well as its mentoring of participants made the program stand out.
Now in its fifth year, the award named for Lucien Leape, MD, recognizes organizations devoted to patient safety and overall health care improvement and to developing the skills of the next generation of physician leaders. Previous winners include Northwestern Medicine’s Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement, Christiana Care Health System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
About the American Association for Physician Leadership®
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the preeminent U.S.-based organization for physician leaders worldwide. The association, formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), serves physicians at all stages of their careers through leadership education, career support and policy advocacy. Since its founding in 1975, it has grown to more than 11,000 members, including CEOs, chief medical officers and other top leaders. They hail from 47 nations worldwide. The association is known for its award-winning bi-monthly magazine, PLJ, and its other publications as well as for world-class leadership education, available to member and nonmember physicians. Its continuing medical education (CME) courses, offered online and at live conferences, can be applied to advanced degrees and certifications and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Learn more online at physicianleaders.org, by email at info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org, on Twitter at @physicianslead or call 800-562-8088.
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