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The American Association for Physician Leadership announced the CEO of Scotland County Hospital, Randy Tobler, MD, FACOG, CPE, has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential. The 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.
“Physician leadership training is a relatively new niche, until recently,” said Dr. Randy Tobler. “The tumultuous healthcare landscape requires physician leaders who can integrate clinical experience with leadership skills in building teams that embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by the transformational healthcare environment. And as an OB/GYN in practice for many years, I’ve been trained to respond and problem solve in an instant; unpredictability is life to an obstetrics physician. This certification provides a great way for me to link clinical knowledge, experience and comfort with the uncertain & unstable healthcare industry. These skills, coupled with leadership skills help guide the hospital and clinics staff to provide high quality, safe, patient-centered care. Importantly, the CPE training has reinforced my fundamental leadership principle-that organizations can prosper and serve their patients best when leaders inspire team members to individually and departmentally reach their fullest potential.”
The CPE designation is the industry benchmark for organizations 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 Peter Angood, MD, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership.
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization in the world that solely focuses on providing leadership education, management training and career development designed for the physician workforce (and the organizations they represent). 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 (CCMM) 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 3,400 Certified Physician Executives.
Dr. Tobler is a board certified obstetrician & gynecologist. He joined the medical staff of Scotland County Hospital in 2007. In 2015 he was appointed by the Board as the Chief Executive Officer. This year’s CPE graduating class was to meet in Chicago this summer for a conference, graduation ceremony and celebration, however that has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health care. Founded in 1975 as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the nonprofit association has educated thousands of physicians worldwide and has members in 46 countries at varying stages of their careers. The association is known for its award-winning magazine, the Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program. Based in Tampa, Fla., the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification. Learn more at physicianleaders.org.
Scotland County Hospital’s CEO, Randy Tobler, MD, FACOG, CPE, has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential. The CPE designation is the industry benchmark for organizations seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders. It speaks to the physician’s commitment to improving patient care.