Medical Executive Committee (MEC) Retreats
Medical Executive Committee Retreats can be conducted in half-day, full-day or weekend formats, or can be conducted in half-day segments on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
Most hospitals have Medical Executive Committees that get new members and change officers every year or two. Yet few of them have formal training programs for these new leaders.
The Institute for Medical Leadership provides year-round leadership development programs for hospitals and their medical staff leaders that include segments from our Chief Staff Boot Camp®.
“Several of the Institute’s faculty members have spoken at our hospital, and their presentations were consistently excellent getting great reviews from our medical staff. Dr. Reynolds was invaluable in helping our leadership training for our medical staff.”
Jeff Cameron, MD
As Chief of Staff, Union Hospital
MEC members must know what tools they have to assure that physicians on the medical staff are providing quality medical care to their patients. They must understand credentialing, privileging, and peer review processes as described in the medical staff bylaws. They must be ready for accreditation surveyors who can drop by unannounced. They must learn to be physician coaches to improve the performance and, if necessary, the behavior of their colleagues.
Medical staff leaders need to be aware of the significant changes in the healthcare industry that can affect quality care as well as reimbursement. They must develop excellent communication skills, know how to run committee meetings efficiently, be able to read basic financial statements, and know how physicians can affect a hospital’s financial situation.
The Chief of Staff Boot Camp was designed to provide new Chiefs of Staff the information they need to succeed in their complex role. Led by the Institute for Medical Leadership’s nationally recognized faculty, the two-day Chief of Staff Boot Camp offers 13.5 hours of Category One CME credit for physicians and focuses on teaching the knowledge and tools necessary to work collaboratively with peers, hospital administration, and staff members. In addition to honing executive-level leadership and communication skills, the course provides Chiefs with a working understanding of other important topics.