(EFFINGHAM, IL) – The American Association for Physician Leadership® announced Ryan Jennings, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification. CPE designation indicates a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education while also demonstrating effective health care industry knowledge and leadership skills.
Dr. Jennings shared why he decided to pursue this certification. “In my role as Chief Medical Officer, the clinical education and knowledge I have acquired is obviously very important but this role requires much more than that to meet the needs of our physicians, colleagues and the community. As health care continues to evolve, having both clinical expertise and business acumen has become essential for organizational success,” he said. “Having this certification helps demonstrate our hospital’s ongoing commitment to continuous performance improvement which will ensure future success as we care for our community.”
The certification is the industry benchmark for CEOs and executive recruiters seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders. It speaks to the physician’s commitment to improving patient care.
“The contemporary challenges facing health care today — such as variable clinical quality, persistent, high institutional costs in the face of clarifying value, and less than optimal patient experiences — require physician leaders who can interlace clinical knowledge, seasoned leadership skills and superior management acumen,” said Dr. Peter Angood, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership®.
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the nation’s largest organization solely focused on leadership education and management training for physicians. Chartered by the American Association for Physician Leadership® to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management has a 20-year history as a national, not-for-profit corporation certifying physicians specializing in medical management. The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 3300 Certified Physician Executives.
About the American Association for Physician Leadership®
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health care. Founded in 1975, the nonprofit association has educated thousands of physicians worldwide and has members in 46 countries at varying stages of their careers. The association is known for its award-winning magazine, the Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program. Based in Tampa, Florida, the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) with commendation to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification. Learn more online at physicianleaders.org, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-562-8088.