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Gwinnett Medical Center Physicians to Train at Leadership Academy

06.03.2008

Lawrenceville, Ga.—Gwinnett Medical Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Physician Leadership Academy, a partnership between GMC and The Advisory Board Company.

The Physician Leadership Academy was founded in 2003 as a means of addressing the shortage of effective physician leaders. The goal for GMC physicians is to accelerate their development of leadership skills in order to build and sustain a culture of constructive collaboration that will allow them and GMC as a whole to rise to the health care challenges of the 21st century.

“As the demands and complexity of today’s health care environment grow, there is an increasing need to broaden the perspective and leadership expertise of physician leaders within our hospital and to create more effective partnerships between physicians and the hospital,” said Philip Wolfe, President and CEO of GMC.

Through intensive classroom courses, as well as on-site practicum and mentoring opportunities, physician leaders will be educated about the issues and challenges confronting health care. Workshop topics range from managing group dynamics to advanced business analysis. The curriculum, designed by and for physicians, is grounded in best practices research drawn from the nation’s leading health systems and physician leaders.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing high quality facilities and services to Gwinnett and the surrounding community. With over 4,300 employees and 800 physicians, the GMC provided care in 2007 to over 400,000 patients. In 2007, Gwinnett Medical Center launched Project PATH—to plan, advance and transform healthcare in Gwinnett County.