The Wisconsin Medical Society (WisMed) was proud to host the annual Physician Leadership Summit October 19-21 at the Red Crown Lodge in beautiful Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.
Physician Leaders representing practices and systems from across the state attended. WisMed physician leadership was well-represented with Board Chair Jerry Halverson, MD, President Don Lee, MD, President-elect Cynthia Hart, MD, and CEO Mike Flesher.
The three-day event was filled with idea sharing, presentations, networking and a fantastic opportunity to mingle with colleagues surrounded by the beautiful fall colors at their peak. Valuable conversations were had revolving around Physician Wellness, Workforce, Mergers, Quality, Rural Health Needs and Legislative Topics to name just a few.
We were especially honored to have nationally renowned speakers Brent James, MD, MStat, FACPE, present Leading Clinical Change and Christine Sinsky, MD, present Fixing the Workplace, Not the Worker.
From the Wisconsin perspective, Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH, from Medical College of Wisconsin kicked off the event with a fireside chat about Residents and Medical Education. Kenneth Schellhase, MD, MPH, provided an update on the Wisconsin Health Literacy Medication Label initiative, Scott Rathgaber, MD, MASL, CEO of Gundersen Health spoke about how to maintain and accelerate quality performance during a merger and Tim Bartholow, MD, provided an excellent summary of the Quality Initiatives going on throughout the state.
Several quotes from this year’s attendees include:
"Loved the insight into maintaining or improving quality while navigating significant organizational change."
"Stellar presenter with extraordinary audience engagement. I have greater insights to the pain points physician leaders are experiencing at the health systems which will help me prioritize my work. Truly one of THE best that WisMed does for the physician leaders of Wis. and a great investment in our physician leaders."
"Collegiality and great discussions as well as a perfect place to have it."
"The speakers, the networking, Red Crown were all terrific."
"Love the setting, connecting with colleagues and re-centering on leadership growth topics."
We greatly appreciate the attendees and speakers and we again thank our sponsors, as without their support, WisMed would not be able to host this event. Our sponsors were Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, United Health Care, WPS, Wisconsin Health Literacy, WisMed Assure and WisMed Financial.
It was wonderful to be with colleagues comprised of influential decision makers throughout the state. Planning for the 2024 Physician Leadership Summit at The Red Crown is already underway.
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