(EFFINGHAM, IL) – The American Association for Physician Leadership® announced Ryan Jennings, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification. CPE designation indicates a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education while also demonstrating effective health care industry knowledge and leadership skills.
Dr. Jennings shared why he decided to pursue this certification. “In my role as Chief Medical Officer, the clinical education and knowledge I have acquired is obviously very important but this role requires much more than that to meet the needs of our physicians, colleagues and the community. As health care continues to evolve, having both clinical expertise and business acumen has become essential for organizational success,” he said. “Having this certification helps demonstrate our hospital’s ongoing commitment to continuous performance improvement which will ensure future success as we care for our community.”
The certification is the industry benchmark for CEOs and executive recruiters seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders. It speaks to the physician’s commitment to improving patient care.
“The contemporary challenges facing health care today — such as variable clinical quality, persistent, high institutional costs in the face of clarifying value, and less than optimal patient experiences — require physician leaders who can interlace clinical knowledge, seasoned leadership skills and superior management acumen,” said Dr. Peter Angood, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership®.
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the nation’s largest organization solely focused on leadership education and management training for physicians. Chartered by the American Association for Physician Leadership® to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management has a 20-year history as a national, not-for-profit corporation certifying physicians specializing in medical management. The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 3300 Certified Physician Executives.
For more information about HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, visit the hospital’s web site at stanthonyshospital.org. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.