On November 22, more than 100 physicians met for an evening to discuss their priorities for Providence’s strategic plan for the next seven years. A diverse group of physicians from across Providence ranging from surgeons to radiologists came together with other medical staff and Providence leaders. They shared perspectives, ideas, and goals in five main areas:

  • Provision of exceptional care and outcomes
  • Integration of clinical care, research, and teaching
  • Our people and workplace
  • Seamless care between acute care and community care
  • Maintaining our unique culture

The passionate discussion generated a number of goals and ideas that will be put forward for consideration as part of the 7-year plan.

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Some reflections include:

  • “There was tons of energy in the room. There was enthusiasm around long term plans, as well as some simple, quick wins that we can build on to harvest that energy, and keep it going forward.” – Dr. Neil Wells, President, Medical Staff Association
  • “It was inspiring to hear directly from so many of our medical staff as we develop our plan, and to see 100+ PHC physicians actively engaged in the discussions.” – Deborah Mitchell, VP, Organizational Strategy & Partnership
  • “We had to keeping talking louder to hear over the next table. People have things to say and are excited that someone is listening.” – Dr. Chantal Leger, President, PHC Physicians & Surgeons Society
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Physicians who were not able to attend the Nov 22 event are urged to contribute in 1 of 2 ways by December 15:

Submit your own ideas directly online at Bloom >

Meet with colleagues in small physician groups. Here’s how.

Physicians meeting
Physicians meeting