Promoting Positive Work Environments Critical In Ensuring Quality Patient Care

Promoting Positive Work Environments Critical In Ensuring Quality Patient Care AAPA’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management created the Employer of Excellence Awards to showcase hospitals and health systems that excel in creating positive work environments for PAs. Learn more about this award.

Hospital for Special Surgery PAs Lead Provider Clinical Operations

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), an orthopaedic specialty hospital ranked number one nationally by U.S. News and World Report, highly values its PAs. HSS’ culture of excellence and continuous performance improvement led to its selection as a CHLM Employer of Excellence.

Timothy Capstack to Highlight Workforce Management of PAs and NPs

As Director of Clinical Integration at Adfinitas Health in Hanover, Maryland, Timothy Capstack, MD, FACP, SFHM, is responsible for managing the company’s 200-person PA and nurse practitioner (NP) workforce. What is workforce management? The term refers to managing the activities that are needed to maintain a productive workforce— for example, training and education programs and opportunities for advancement—while also focusing on financial efficiency.

Maureen Regan: From Clinical Provider to Healthcare Exec

Maureen Regan’s career path from clinical provider to healthcare executive might be summed up in seven words: “I was never afraid to change gears.” After taking her first position as a surgical PA in 1985, Regan, PA-C, MBA, FACHE, moved on to positions in academic medicine, hospital operations, and ambulatory surgery over the next three decades, all while raising five children. Asked what drew her to continually take on new leadership roles, Regan says simply, “They serendipitously presented themselves and I saw each one as an opportunity.”

Top 5 Ways to Get on the PA Leadership Path

Are you looking at becoming a PA leader in your organization? There are lots of avenues to get there. To start, PAs need to assess and build their competencies. Here are my top recommendations for getting on the path to PA leadership.