Montana Physicians Graduate from MMA Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program

Whitefish, MT – The Montana Medical Association’s (MMA) 2014/2015 Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program came to a close following the graduation ceremony on May 15, 2015.  The ceremony, held at The Lodge in Whitefish, recognized twenty Montana physician graduates of the high-impact program.

“These graduates join the ranks of other physician alumni who are thought leaders throughout Montana.  They will stand together to embrace the new and emerging expectations of physicians in our health care delivery system and drive change that can lead to better patient care,” stated Jean Branscum, Montana Medical Association Executive Vice President.

The Program is a top shelf, high-impact learning platform geared toward helping physicians be more successful by developing select leadership competencies, building an awareness and understanding of health care issues facing Montana, and increasing professional satisfaction.  

The 2014/2015 graduating class included physicians from various medical specialties and all areas of the state:

Jonathan E. Amick, D.O., Whitefish
Todd A. Bergland, M.D., Family Medicine, Whitefish
Christopher T. Caldwell, D.O., Missoula
Pamela V. Cutler, M.D., Missoula
Tracy M. Fairbanks, M.D., Bozeman
Lea W. Gorsuch, M.D., Great Falls
James W. Guyer, M.D., Billings
Roman M. Hendrickson, M.D., Sheridan
Pepper J. Henyon, M.D., Bozeman
Kristine A. Kuper, M.D., Great Falls
Hikmat A. Maaliki, M.D., Ronan
Adron R. Medley, M.D., Cut Bank
Mark D. Morasch, M.D., Billings
Kirsten L. Morissette, M.D., Hardin
Patrick A. Morrow, M.D., Helena
James H. Quirk, M.D., Missoula
Aubrey M. Remmers, M.D., Missoula
James K. Tarver, M.D., Helena
Jay D. Taylor, M.D., Conrad
Todd B. Wampler, M.D., Helena

“I learned more about effective leadership in this course than I had after 35 years in practice and in multiple leadership roles.  This will definitely help guide me in the future.” stated 2015 program participant, Roman Hendrickson, M.D.

The MMA is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program.   The program was built for Montana physicians by Montana physicians.  Participants develop leadership competencies and learn practical and action-oriented skills to effectively lead in their practice or healthcare organization during seven individual sessions, including:

•     Strategic Thinking
•     Financial Stewardship
•     Relationship Management
•     Emotional Intelligence
•     The Influence of Outcomes
•     Team Engagement Strategies
•     Effective Transition and Change Management
•     Advanced Critical Thinking Skills – The Leadership Perspective
•     Personal Accountability & Generations Working Together

The MMA is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program.  For additional information about the MMA or Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program, contact Jean Branscum, MMA Executive Vice President, at (406) 443-4000 or jean@mmaoffice.org.  

The mission of the Montana Medical Association is to advocate for the medical profession, quality patient care, and the health of all Montana citizens.