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Developing the Women Leader in You: Creating an Action Plan for Advancement for the Healthcare Professional

Developing the Women Leader in You: Creating an Action Plan for Advancement for the Healthcare Professional


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Sara M. Larch, MSHA, FACMPE and Bergitta E. Smith, FACMPE

There is no doubt...as the healthcare industry continues to evolve; the women who work in healthcare must also evolve. In this practical and energetic webinar, two successful woman-executives, Sara Larch and Bergitta Smith, will provide an inside look at the current healthcare leader workforce and will explore its strengths and the opportunities it presents for prepared women leaders. They will discuss the specifics of personal and professional development and give you tips so you can develop your own personal road map. (Information that might otherwise take your entire career to learn!).

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They will encourage you to leverage the innate skills you already have and to help you to assess your skills gap so you can create an actionable list of self-development options. Women in healthcare need to be prepared for their next steps...and they need to have the skills to get them where they need to be. In this 90-minute session, Ms. Larch and Ms. Smith bring worthwhile advice to the scene in an engaging and non-threatening manner. Their healthcare industry discussion will include specific leadership scenarios from medical group practices, hospitals, integrated health systems, and health care related nonprofit organizations.

This webinar is focused on, " "improving the person running the healthcare business" ". You will learn the following:
  • Details of the current healthcare workforce statistics.
  • An analysis of the role of women leaders across the healthcare industry.
  • How to identify personal opportunities within the current and future workforce.
  • A method to develop your own road map to assess your skills gap.
  • How to create an actionable list of self-development options.
  • Meet Our Speakers:

    Sara Larch, MSHA, FACMPE is a speaker, author and consultant in the healthcare industry. Sara has more than 30 years of experience in medical group operations in private physician and large medical group practices, non-profit health systems, academic medical centers, and physician faculty practice plans. Her primary expertise is in physician practice management and managing the revenue cycle from the front end through getting paid including reimbursement analysis.

    Sara has worked in single and multispecialty groups from 8 physicians to 900 physicians and has recently been Vice President of a five-hospital integrated delivery system.

    Sara is Past Board Chair of the Medical Group Management Association and Past President of the Academic Practice Assembly and the Association of Managers of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Sara is a former Advisory Board Member of the Women Business Leaders of the US Healthcare Industry Foundation. She is a popular speaker at national conferences on topics that include medical group operations and reimbursement, physician governance, and women's leadership.

    Bergitta E. Smith, FACMPE is Executive Vice President for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. She is a senior health care executive with significant experience leading in complex care delivery systems and medical professional nonprofit societies, foundations and associations. Her areas of focus have included strategic initiatives development and execution, governance, and human capital management. In her current role, Bergitta's key responsibilities include oversight of financial and business operations, facilities management, and facilitating the merger and integration of five associations into one corporate entity.

    Bergitta has served as a senior director at two of the nations top hospitals-Wills Eye Hospital, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she was a senior director for private and hospital owned group practices and director of medical staff affairs. She has worked extensively with graduate medical educators, accrediting and credentialing organizations, and payers. At these institutions she served as the key staff liaison to governing body committees and diversity councils. As a nonprofit organization leader, Bergitta has had oversight of large industry conferences and events, seminars and symposia, clinical research project administration, and strategic planning.

    Ms. Smith is a past chair of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Board of Directors, served as chair of the MGMA Investment Advisory Subcommitee for five years, and also served as a member of the MGMA Finance Commitee. She is a current member of the Women Business Leaders of the US Healthcare Industry Foundation Advisory Board..

    ...as the healthcare industry continues to evolve; the women who work in healthcare must also evolve.



    Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®