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CTI Named Small Business of the Year Finalist

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Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Selects CTI as One of Five to Compete for 2016 Title

Tampa, FL, July 28, 2016 – CTI, home of the Physician Leadership Institute, has been selected as one of five finalists from an original pool of hundreds for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2016 Small Business of the Year Award.

The Small Business of the Year Awards highlight the impact of small business on the community and celebrate the achievements of the best in Tampa Bay.

CTI is a finalist in the five – 20 employee category and earned a place in the finals by achieving high scores for assessment of its history and philosophy, innovativeness and response to adversity, leadership and community contributions, and operational management.

“We are honored to be named a finalist from a field of so many worthy nominees,” said Mo Kasti, CTI’s founder and CEO. “We work with healthcare organizations across the country to achieve clinical transformation and it is very rewarding. But receiving local recognition is extra special and this is a great tribute to the hard work and dedication of our entire team.. We are proud to be part of the Tampa community and we look forward to contributing to its success.”

The 2016 Small Business of the Year awards will be presented at the Straz Center on September 16.

 

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Date: July 28, 2016
Contact: Doreen Jesseph
djesseph@ctileadership.com
813-333-1401 ext. 1021

HCA CMO’s Graduate Physician Leadership Institute

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On February 25, we celebrated 53 chief medical officers who graduated from the HCA Leadership Institute, Physician Leadership Academy, facilitated by CTI. This large cohort of CMO’s completed their course and project work with great distinction and we congratulate each and every one on a job well done.

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Date: February 25, 2016
Contact: Doreen Jesseph
djesseph@ctileadership.com
813-333-1401 ext. 1021

CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute Honored with Lead2016 Leadership Excellence Awards

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LEAD2016 at Nashville, TN – Distinguished recipients of the Leadership Excellence Awards for 2016 were named today for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs in the areas of Education, Corporate, and Individuals at the LEAD2016 event being held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.  The prestigious Leadership Awards salute the world’s top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset – their people.

For more than 33 years, Leadership Excellence, now a part of HR.com, has identified and recognized the top leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in a yearly ranking by appropriate category.  This year, the ranking process and award categories were streamlined and updated to better define the leadership efforts nominated.

CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute was honored in three Corporate categories: Team Building (#10), Executive Coaching (#11) and Top Leadership Partner (#13). Each of these categories drew over 200 nominees, placing Physician Leadership Institute within the top 10 percent of the rankings for all three services.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by Lead2016, said Mo Kasti, CEO of CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute. “And to find that we ranked in the top 10 percent for three separate categories is wonderful. We hope to continue delighting our clients with outstanding service and to move up even further in the coming year.”

The complete list of this year’s award winners are published in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials.  The Leadership Excellence publication will also feature interviews from select top award winners in each category in upcoming monthly issues starting in April. These interviews will outline each program’s unique qualities that made them a Leadership Excellence Winner.

“Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today’s business.  Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business, or a large corporation. Programs and individuals recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com.

CTI specializes in leadership development for physicians to facilitate successful healthcare transformation.

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Doreen Jesseph
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813-333-1401

CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute Celebrates Further Recognition

Named a 2015 Florida Company to Watch Awardee by GrowFL for Award-Winning Service

 

Tampa, Florida:
CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute is celebrating further recognition of their award-winning services and transformative contributions to the community.

Named a Florida Companies to Watch 2015 Awardee by GrowFL, CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute was selected for demonstrating:

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  • the intent and capacity to grow,
  • exceptional entrepreneurial leadership,
  • sustainable competitive advantage,
  • outstanding corporate culture,
  • inspired community giving,
  • and other notable strengths.

“Second-stage” companies such as CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute have one basic commonality – they are poised for growth. These companies are regarded as the backbone of Florida’s economy and the definition of economic growth and prosperity. Regarding the honor, Founder and CEO Mo Kasti shared, “Everything we do is rooted in our commitment to transforming healthcare. We begin by enhancing physician skills so they may lead the transformation of organizational culture, patient outcomes, and the future of medicine. We are honored to be recognized by GrowFL for our entrepreneurial contributions to healthcare transformation through integrated leadership, strategy, and innovation, and to the economy at large.”

About CTI’s Physician Leadership Institute
The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is a division of the nationally renowned Center for Transformation and Innovation LLC based in Tampa, Florida. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for Physician Leadership Training and Development Services, PLI solutions are customized so that organizations realize increased patient satisfaction, better quality outcomes, and improved financial performance. PLI believes you can achieve transformational success by applying leadership, strategy, and innovation skills to a strong base of clinical skills. PLI maximizes engagement & alignment so that physicians and organizations can realize their full potential together. PLI believes that leadership development has the power to change organizational culture, patient outcomes, and even the future of medicine.

About GrowFL
As the only statewide organization focused exclusively on second-stage and emerging second-stage growth companies, GrowFL’s philosophy is to identify, serve and celebrate these companies that have the best potential to contribute to Florida’s economy. For more details on Florida Companies to Watch, visit flctw.growfl.com, meet the 2015 winners, or email info@growfl.com

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Physician Leadership Institute Honored as Florida Company to FL Grow logoWatch

GrowFL  presents award to CEO Mo Kasti on Thursday, Nov. 5, for success and growth potential in physician leadership training

Tampa, FL, Nov. 4, 2015– Physician Leadership Institute has been named a Florida Company to Watch by GrowFL, a statewide economic development organization that focuses on second-stage, emerging companies that “demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes.”

Mo Kasti, CEO of Physician Leadership Institute, will accept the award at a celebration dinner at Hard Rock Live! In Orlando on Thursday, November 5th.

Physician Leadership Institute was selected for demonstrating:

  • Intent and capacity to grow
  • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Outstanding corporate culture
  • Inspired community giving
  • Other notable strengths

Commenting on the award, Kasti said, “Everything we do is rooted in our commitment to transforming healthcare. We begin by enhancing physicians’ skills, so that they can lead the transformation of organizational culture, patient outcomes, and the future of medicine. We are honored to be recognized by GrowFL for our entrepreneurial contributions to healthcare transformation and to the economy at large.”

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Author Has an Answer to the Healthcare Crisis

Releases book, “Physician Leadership: The Rx to Healthcare Transformation.”

Physician Leadership: The Rx for Healthcare Transformation

Tampa, FL, March 21, 2015 –(PR.com)– Healthcare Expert Mo Kasti says his mission in life is to transform the healthcare industry through physician leadership. With the healthcare crisis continuing i.e. higher costs, care fragmentation and physician dissatisfaction, he believes the answer to the healthcare crisis is physician leaders delivering more High Touch than High Tech. That’s why he wrote the book, “Physician Leadership: The Rx to Healthcare Transformation” which hits the shelves March 15, 2015.

Stimulated by the Affordable Care Act, health care organizations are shifting from focusing on volume (fee-for-service) to one that is value-based (better quality at lower cost). For such a shift to be successful, physicians need to lead the efforts to increase efficiency, clinical quality and reduce cost. A recent study found that hospitals with the greatest clinician participation in management scored about 50 percent higher on important drivers of performance. Physicians, however, are typically not formally educated on leadership.

“Organizations that effectively develop their physician leaders have demonstrated better results,” says Kasti, the CEO and founder of The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI), an organization that develops leaders. “To get out of the healthcare crisis, physicians need to first see themselves as leaders and not just clinicians, inspire their teams’ hearts as human beings and not as just human doings, lead change strategies, and deliver transformative results.” Kasti has been coaching, teaching, researching and studying “physician leadership” for 25 years.

This book dives into Kasti’s framework of physician leadership. It also explains the genesis of a leadership vacuum, highlights the symptoms facing physicians and healthcare organizations and provides real-life case studies with proven results.

“This book is an invitation for healthcare administrators to realize the need to engage physicians in leadership,” says Lisa M. Umina, publisher of Halo Publishing International. “It’s also a book that helps physicians understand what it means to lead the future of healthcare.”

You can purchase “Physician Leadership: The Rx to Healthcare Transformation” at http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Mo Kasti is the CEO and founder of The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) specializing in empowering physicians to engage and lead the healthcare transformation. Previously, as the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for USF Health College of Medicine, he facilitated the integration of the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the USF Physicians Group into USF Health, an entrepreneurial academic model promoting collaboration for better health. Prior to joining USF, Kasti held successful leadership roles at General Electric Healthcare, the #1 market leader in diagnostic equipment and services, and the company synonymous with business leadership.

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Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

 

VHA Southeast Teams up with The Physician Leadership Institute to Create a Physician Leadership Program

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VHA Southeast, Inc. teams up with The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) to create a leadership development program designed for physicians.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

Collaboration between clinical and administrative leaders has never been more critical as VHA Southeast health systems strive to provide high-quality, patient-focused, and efficient care in an environment that faces declining resources. The Academy for Physician Advancement and Transformation (APAT) is designed to transform physician leadership at all levels and build the next generation of physician leaders charged with leading the transformation of healthcare during this time of great change.

“VHASE created the leadership academy, or APAT, because our member healthcare organizations and physician leaders recognize that we can no longer afford to send physicians to generalized leadership development workshops,” said Dr. Mike Schweitzer, VP Healthcare Delivery System Transformation of VHA Southeast. “Lasting success requires an approach that is focused, high-quality, delivered conveniently, and customized to the needs of physicians and health systems.”

“Following a lengthy research process we chose to partner with The Physician Leadership InstituteTM (PLI) because of their innovative, evidence based, high quality development approach, delivered conveniently, and customized to the needs of physicians and health systems.”

The VHA Southeast Academy for Physician Advancement and Transformation (APAT) is an innovative program that utilizes experiential and adult learning models with national faculty and industry experts that contribute to the program. According to Dr. Schweitzer, “The unique characteristic of APAT is the combination of both face-to-face and virtual distance learning. This leverages the time of our busy physician leaders so they can learn many of these skills at home when it is convenient for them.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with VHA Southeast and bring the leadership program to VHA Southeast Members,” said Mo Kasti, CEO of the Physician Leadership Institute. “Our innovative approach immerses physicians in five key areas: seeing self first as leaders, leading with purpose, inspiring their teams, leading change strategies, and delivering transformative triple aim outcomes. We are confident that the physicians will find the experience transformational, rewarding on both a professional and personal level, and one that produces a strong return on investment.”

The yearlong leadership academy (APAT), which starts in late winter and fall of this year, will be held in person in Atlanta and on-line.

VHA Southeast, Inc. (VHASE) is a member owned cooperative comprised of not-for-profit healthcare organizations based in Tampa, Florida. The VHASE Vision — “VHA Southeast is a member centric organization serving healthcare providers and payers across the continuum focused on improving the health of the communities and access to high quality care with excellent outcomes at competitive pricing.”

The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is the leading provider of physician leadership development programs nationwide. PLI is dedicated to creating high performing healthcare systems where administrators, physicians and healthcare team members collaborate to provide coordinated quality care for their patients, and aligned and engaged leadership for their organizations.

PLI is a division of the nationally renowned Center for Transformation and Innovation LLC (CTI) based in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.physicianleadership.org.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12540991.htm

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The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Physician Leadership Training & Development Services from The Physician Leadership Institute™

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Chicago, Jan. 29, 2015 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that it has exclusively endorsed Physician Leadership Training and Development Services from The Physician Leadership Institute™(PLI). AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

Following a proprietary due diligence process, The Physician Leadership Institute™was identified as a leader in physician leadership training and development services. Hospitals are moving from a payment system that reimbursed for procedures performed to one where quality of care becomes the focus. Collaboration between physicians and hospitals is critical in such a transition, as hospitals need physicians to lead endeavors to increase efficiency, clinical quality and reduce cost. A recent study found that hospitals with the greatest clinician participation in management scored about 50 percent higher on important drivers of performance.(1) Many physicians, however, are typically not educated formally on collaborative leadership.

“The Physician Leadership Institute™ services stand apart for their exclusive focus on physician leadership development, which ensures a deep knowledge of hospital and physician challenges and trends,” said Anthony Burke, senior vice president of the AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc. “PLI’s unique evidence-based, on-site customized approach to physician development results in physicians’ personal and professional growth, improved physician engagement and performance and long-term succession planning for hospitals.” PLI physician leadership programs range from assessment and coaching sessions to on-site Physician Leadership Academies and Fellowships designed to implement a lasting culture of leadership and protect physician productivity. A wide array of experts from academia, the military and business teach on-site, and coach physicians while working on real-life projects. Typical outcomes for participating physicians include:133 percent improvement in the ability to lead others

  • 200 percent improvement in the ability to work in teams and with administrators
  • 350 percent in the ability to think strategically
  • 80 percent improvement in loyalty to the organization

“We are proud that the AHA has awarded its exclusive endorsement to our physician leadership training solutions,” said Mo Kasti, CEO and founder of The Physician Leadership Institute. “The AHA due diligence process will reduce time for hospitals to find a trusted partner that will help them with their physician engagement and leadership. Together, we can build bridges between physicians and administrators to better serve patients, achieve clinical and operational excellence, and transform the future of health care.”

(1) Castro, J., Dorgan, S., Richardson, B., 2008, McKinsley Quarterly

About the AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions

AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the field faces. We then work with market consultants to conduct the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence ProcessTM and identify solutions. AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org. Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About The Physician Leadership InstituteTM (PLI)

The mission of the Physician Leadership Institute TM is to transform healthcare through physician leadership. When medicine meets leadership everything changes: the culture, the way we collaborate, and most importantly, outcomes. PLI develops physician leaders who are engaged and aligned to deliver the triple aim of quality, service and value, thus enabling their groups and organizations to thrive in the new world of healthcare.

The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)TM is a division of the nationally renowned Center for Transformation and Innovation LLC (CTI) based in Tampa, Florida. CTI provides innovative, sustainable frameworks that improve and transform an organization’s leadership, strategy, and innovation capabilities. For more information, visit www.physicianleadership.org.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
American Hospital Association:
Marie Watteau, Director Media Relations
202.626.2351
mwatteau@aha.org
Physician Leadership Institute:
Mo Kasti, CEO
813.230.2375
mkasti@ctileadership.com