Atrium Health physicians are being charged to lead the transformation of care delivery in this continuously-evolving healthcare environment. As a result, an innovative initiative was launched to advance the leadership development of System physicians. In 2013 that work led to the formation of the Center for Physician Leadership (CPL).

There are four main factors driving the importance of establishing strong physician leaders:

  1. Increasing complexity of Atrium Health and the national healthcare landscape
  2. Physicians' desire to lead, yet oftentimes they lack formal training to do so
  3. Need for physician leadership competencies, which are aligned to the System’s strategic priorities
  4. Opportunity to differentiate the System in collaborative, aligned approach to leadership development

The Center for Physician Leadership mission is to strategically identify, develop and support physicians and their clinical partners in their expanding roles at Atrium Health through the provision of multiple, varied and innovative programs and resources. We tailor offerings to the unique needs and developmental phase of the physicians we serve.

The CPL team resides within the Division of Medical Education and consists of diverse and uniquely talented professionals with a combined 100+ years experience designing, delivering, and researching physician leadership and educational programs.

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