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MGMA, ACMPE Honors Excellence in Medical Practice Management

October 25, 2011

During the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2011 Annual Conference, MGMA and its certification and standard-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), presented the annual national awards to medical practice professionals who made outstanding contributions to the profession. The awards and their recipients were:

Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by The Hartford

Robert Goldstein, MHA, FACMPE executive vice president, Cone Physician Network and LeBauer HealthCare, Greensboro, N.C.

The Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest recognition bestowed by the associations. It goes to an individual who has made contributions to healthcare administration, delivery and/or education in his/her career, advancing the field of medical practice management.

Goldstein began as an administrative resident at the Ochsner Clinic in 1975 and works for Cone Health as executive vice president, Cone Physician Network and LeBauer HealthCare. Goldstein has more than 35 years in the profession, community and association. While continuing to manage the 100-provider multiple-specialty group, LeBauer HealthCare, he directed the establishment of the Cone Physician Network, designed to consolidate the employed physicians of Cone Health and provide a vehicle for employment of community physicians. This initiative now encompasses more than 300 physicians. Recently, he has been intimately involved in the creation of a clinically integrated network, the TriadHealthCare Network, a collaborative effort of independent and employed physicians with Cone Health senior management.

Goldstein served as ACMPE board chair in 1993-94, MGMA board chair in 1990-00 and won the Medical Practice Executive of the Year award in 1997.

Medical Practice Executive of the Year Award
Maj. Timothy Morris, Medical Readiness Flight Commander, 88th Medical Support Squadron, 88th Medical Group, Wright Patterson Medical Center, Ohio

This award recognizes a medical group practice executive who has demonstrated an  achievement of exceptional leadership and management proficiency to enhance strategic and operational effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his or her practice and community within the last three years.

Morris put together the first and only team to win the Buckley Air Force Base Panther Award, which historically had been awarded to a space-related organization. In eight months as the group practice manager at Wright Patterson Medical Center, with direct oversight of the internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialty and mental health clinics, he propelled various clinics to the following rankings per encounters:
• Internal Medicine, No. 2 of 29 bases in Air Force
• Gastroenterology, No. 2 of 10 in the Air Force
• Nephrology No. 2 of five in the Air Force
• Hematology/Oncology No. 2 of six in the Air Force
• Pulmonary No. 3 of nine in the Air Force
• Infectious Disease No. 1 of six in the Air Force

Physician Executive of the Year Award, sponsored by The Hay Group
David Bowman, MD, executive director, Tucson (Ariz.) Region, IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc.

This award recognizes a physician executive in a medical group practice who has exhibited outstanding leadership to achieve exceptional medical group performance in the delivery of healthcare in his or her practice and community through personal example and collaborative team management.

Bowman has grown the IPC hospitalist group in the Tucson region from approximately a dozen hospitalists in 2000, to more than 80 affiliated providers today. He monitors the quality and the performance of his group’s services by using physician software especially suited to managing hospitalists, taking advantage of IPC’s ability to reduce administrative time for physicians and direct their efforts toward high-quality clinical care.

Bowman was the first physician on the scene in the Arizona shooting in January of this year that claimed several lives and seriously wounded U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Dr. Bowman triaged the situation, providing lifesaving care until the paramedics arrived. He directed the paramedics to those who were most critical; including Rep. Giffords, who was the first person he assisted.

Legislative Liaison of the Year Award
Gabi Brockelsby, administrator, Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic, PLC, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

This award recognizes a medical practice professional who has provided outstanding leadership in the education and motivation of MGMA members through grassroots involvement in legislative and regulatory issues of importance to medical group practices.

Under Brockelsby’s guidance, the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA) implemented new communication to their members about legislative issues. This has improved the interest, understanding and involvement of members in legislative issues.

Brockelsby possesses the ability to communicate the most complicated measures in clear, concise language. She has provided outstanding leadership in educating and motivating MGMA members through grassroots involvement in legislative and regulatory issues of importance to medical practices.

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