SHO Celebrates Physician Leadership Series 2019-2020 Graduates

Suburban Health Organization (SHO) celebrated the completion of its’ third Physician Leadership Series (PLS), held on August 11, 2020. Nineteen physicians from Goshen Health, Hancock Health, Hendricks Regional Health, Henry Community Health, Major Health Partners, and Witham Health Services successfully completed the series.

The PLS introduces physicians and advanced practitioners to collaboration concepts in bringing medicine, management, and leadership skills together. It provided a well-rounded introduction to financial, strategic, and leadership topics. The series included eight sessions over a 20-month period. National and local guest speakers presented on physician leadership, finance, emotional intelligence, informatics, population health, risk management, patient safety, value-based purchasing, human resources, health law, continuous improvement, and negotiation. The third series was conducted from February 2019 to August 2020. Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, the April and June sessions were combined and held virtually in August to accommodate all participants, keeping safety in mind. In addition to engaging in this interactive series, participants worked in teams to develop outstanding quality improvement projects to benefit their hospitals, thus improving patient outcomes. These projects were presented virtually to an audience of their peers, hospital CEOs, and other healthcare leaders.

The quality improvement projects included:
Physician Leadership Series RAF Score Optimization by Team Hancock

  • Avoidable and Unavoidable ER Utilization by Patients on Systemic Therapy for Cancer by Team Goshen
  • Early Lung Cancer Detection by Team Hendricks and Witham
  • Implementation of an Educational Program for Major Health Partners Providers on the Use of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC), with a Focus on Peripheral Vascular Disease and Impact of Reimbursement by Team Major
  • Improving HCC Identification in Primary Care Practices by Team Margaret Mary

SHO would like to congratulate the following physicians and advanced practitioners for their commitment and completion of the 2019-2020 PLS:

  • Kristin Bagley (Hancock Health)
  • Kevin Boone (Witham Health Services)
  • Monet Bowling (Hendricks Regional Health)
  • David Coil (Goshen Health)
  • Lori Deemer (Hancock Health)
  • Megan Burns (Major Health Partners)
  • Gregory Esslinger (Major Health Partners)
  • Margaret Fitzsimmons (Hancock Health)
  • Suzanne Fox (Major Health Partners)
  • Barry Freeman (Hendricks Regional Health)
  • Theresa Fullenkamp (Margaret Mary Health)
  • Leonard Henry (Goshen Health)
  • Bruce Hughes (Goshen Health)
  • Edwin Jackson (Hendricks Regional Health)
  • Mounish Karlapudi (Hancock Health)
  • Kim Kick (Margaret Mary Health)
  • J. David Mossler (Witham Health Services)
  • Chris Owens (Goshen Health)
  • Suresh Seshan (Hancock Health)

SHO’s PLS steering committee hopes to offer the fourth series in 2021. Physicians, affiliated with SHO’s hospitals, who are interested in participating in the next series may contact Terri Neaderhiser, SHO’s CE Program Administrator at terrin@suburbanhealth.com or by calling 317-692-5222, ext. 283.