Leadership and you
Community Physician Network, because it is physician-developed and led, provides a unique model of employment for primary care physicians. Community Physician Network physicians make up councils and committees that help establish group direction and strategies and handle issues and concerns applicable to the group. Through Community Physician Network’s medical director, the group also has a voice in Community Health Network leadership.
To effectively grow and realize the Community Physician Network vision, the group believes it must remain “small” by organizing its structure to deal with various issues at appropriate levels. This structure allows physicians the freedom to manage their own practice’s work environment within the framework of the Community Physician Network group practice. The structure includes:
Care Councils - These groups of 10-15 physicians who practice near one another meet every other month to share best practices on clinical and financial information important to individual practices. Care councils also provide a forum for developing solutions for local problems.
Excellence Committees - These physician-led, multi-disciplinary committees support the practices and care councils. Excellence committees deal with group-level issues and implement the strategies necessary for individual and group success. These committees focus on four key areas: Clinical Excellence, Service Excellence, Operations Excellence and Business Excellence.
Physician Leadership Council - Community Physician Network’s Physician Leadership Council ties the organization together and gives overall direction for Community Physician Network. The 12-member council consists of Community Physician Network physicians, elected by Community Physician Network’s physician members.
Administrative Leadership - A strong and committed administrative team supports Community Physician Network’s physician organization. An executive director and a physician medical director provide executive leadership. The medical director also serves as an active member of Community Health Network’s senior leadership group. This structure improves communication and allows for physician input into the network’s strategies.