SOURCE: Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc

December 19, 2013 17:35 ET

Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. and The Institute for Medical Leadership® Offer Chief of Staff Boot Camp®

Physician Coaching and Leadership Program Provides Medical Leaders Skills to Successfully Lead During the Current Era of Health Care Reform

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP), is a proud sponsor of The Institute for Medical Leadership's Chief of Staff Boot Camp® taking place on January 24-25, 2014 in Santa Monica, CA and on March 21-22, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

"CAP's sponsorship of the Chief of Staff Boot Camp is part of our ongoing commitment to support programs that teach executives and physician leaders the discipline and critical thinking needed to initiate collaborative, patient-centered solutions that will transform their organizations," said James L. Weidner, Chief Executive Officer of CAP.

"The Chief of Staff Boot Camp is a highly-regarded (IMQ/CMA and ACHE accredited) medical coaching and leadership program that provides medical staff leaders, hospital administrators, and boards of trustees with the vital skills and strategies to manage their practices during this time of intense health care reform," said Susan Reynolds, MD, PhD, founder of The Institute for Medical Leadership. Click here for registration information.

This Chief of Staff Boot Camp will provide leadership strategies to diagnose problems and transform organizations, enabling participants to:

  • Discuss how the Affordable Care Act will affect their organization and the essential skills needed to lead.
  • Describe the role of the Chief of Staff, the VPMA, and the MEC in credentialing and privileging, peer review, quality assurance, and Joint Commission survey process.
  • Express how to collaborate with hospital administration to address payment reform issues using effective quality reporting measures.

About the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. 

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. was established in 1975 by a group of California physicians to manage the escalating cost of medical professional liability coverage. Two years later, CAP formed the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT), which has earned an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best since 2006. In 2013, CAP created the CAPAssurance Risk Purchasing Group, allowing hospitals, facilities, and large physician groups access to top-rated liability and risk management services. CAP now supports more than 12,000 of California's finest physicians through offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and Palo Alto. For more information, visit

About The Institute for Medical Leadership

The Institute for Medical Leadership® ("The Institute") was founded in 1999, originally as part of the American Medical Association. In 2001 it became an independent organization with the mission of providing customized leadership development programs and executive coaching services to current and future physician leaders and healthcare executives. To date, The Institute has provided physician leadership and coaching services to over 700 hospitals, 29 medical societies, large and small medical groups, academic institutions, critical access hospitals, and other healthcare providers.

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