Building Leaders through Our Physician Leadership Academy

With the rapid changes in healthcare, physician leadership and collaboration within a healthcare system will be critical to providing high-quality, efficient care to our community. Physician-led and integrated health systems like the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinicare often cited by our peers as models for future healthcare delivery systems. It is impossible to imagine an integrated system without meaningful physician leadership.

To promote these qualities within our own organization, McLeod is proud to announce the McLeod Health Physician Leadership Academy (PLA).

A 9-month educational program designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles within their practice and the health system. A select, moderate-sized group of physicians, from a variety of disciplines, will be selected from the application pool.

The Academy curriculum offers seminars by regionally and nationally recognized experts on a variety of topics, including Emotional Intelligence, Healthcare Finance, Quality & Improvement Science, Physician Alignment, and Team Building. Attendance at 75% of the academy events is expected.

The application period for 2021 has ended. We encourage you to check back early next year to fill out an application for our 2022 program.

How can I join the PLA?
If you feel that the Academy is right for you, we encourage you to complete our online application during the application period. The application period for the 2021 program has ended.

If you have questions or want further information about the PLA, please contact Dr. Dale Lusk at or (843) 777-5870 or Tiffany Ellington at or (843) 777-7031.