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For over a decade, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Memorial Medical Center have collaborated through the Physician Leadership Development Program (PLDP). This program was designed to equip physicians with the skills to take on leadership positions within healthcare practices and organizations. 

Each year the program culminates in presentations where small groups of participants create sustainable solutions to solve challenges in healthcare. The event is in the style of Shark Tank ABC where the group's pitch their ideas to "sharks" in hopes their idea will be supported in the coming year(s). 

This month, we were graciously welcomed by UMass Memorial Medical Center by President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Eric Dickson MD and his amazing collection of "sharks!" And this year's cohort really brought it! 

(18) brilliant physicians from UMass Memorial Health, Barre Family Health Center, Hopkinton Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Harrington Hospital, and Longview Orthopedic, presented and talked us through their projects:

🔹 Empowering Healthcare Leaders with Data Access

🔹 Systemwide Digital Prehab Program to Optimize Surgical Outcomes and Patient Experience

🔹 Transforming Transfers: Reducing Futility and Improving Care

🔹 Stronger Bones and Budgets: Leveraging Digital Health to Improve Osteoporosis Care

🔹 Not in Vein: Preop Testing for Vascular Surgery Patients

🔹 Sustain the Sizzle Avoid the Fizzle: Developing a Division Chief Network

Congratulations to all the physicians and to Professor Sharon Johnson, Lynne Lombardi, MBA, Colin McCarthy & Vanessa Karagosian on another successful program and hosting an amazing event!