New and Seasoned Physician Leaders Find WHA Conference Valuable

March 17, 2017

Seventy different hospitals, health systems and physician groups were represented at the 12th annual WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference, which was held March 10-11 in Kohler. This year’s event drew nearly 150 physician leaders at various stages of their own leadership development, as well as nearly 40 hospital leaders.

Each year, a growing number of physician and hospital leaders use WHA’s annual Physician Leadership Development Conference as one tool to help new and seasoned physician leaders bridge the gap between their traditional clinical training and the new approaches to decision-making and problem-solving they need to consider in their leadership roles.

According to WHA Chief Medical Officer Chuck Shabino, MD, physician and hospital leaders alike find great value in participating in the conference.

"The Physician Leadership Development Conference continues to provide a unique opportunity for physician leaders to enhance their skills and network and learn from other colleagues in attendance," according to Shabino. "The value of the conference is evident in the number of ‘conference alumni’ who attend year after year; and, this year, we may have had the most alumni in attendance yet."

The 2018 event is scheduled March 9-10 at The American Club in Kohler. Mark your calendar, share this date with your medical staff, and encourage your new and potential physician leaders to consider attending as part of your team.

This story originally appeared in the March 17, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter