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The Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association is pleased to present the following four part webinar series focused on health care provider recruitment and retention. These webinars are being offered through a contract from the WI Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health – Primary Care Office. The webinar topics serve to provide technical assistance to health care sites in implementing portions of the Midwest Provider Recruitment & Retention Toolkit.


Developing Your Retention Plan from Stephanie Spilde on Vimeo.

Developing Your Retention Plan

June 11th, 2013 11:00-12:00 CST

Sharon Vail, Executive Director, Rimrock Health Alliance

Sharon Vail is the Executive Director of Rimrock Health Alliance in Prineville, OR. The independent nonprofit organization works to strengthen and align health resources in rural Crook County through extensive work in physician recruiting and retention, facilitating collaboration between health providers (such as physicians with chiropractors and dentists) to develop innovative partnerships, and through community health education. Rimrock developed a successful community-based recruiting model and a unique physician retention tool that is used by one of the St. Charles Health System hospitals. The Oregon Primary Care Office contracted with Rimrock to work with clinics in Oregon to retain ARRA physicians.

Calculating Turnover Costs from Stephanie Spilde on Vimeo.

Calculating Retention Costs

May 15th, 2013 10:00 -11:00 CST

Chris Kashnig, Lead Senior Medical Staff Services Specialist, Dean Clinic

Christopher Kashnig joined Dean Clinic in Madison, WI as a Physician Recruiter in 2008. He has over 25 years of physician recruitment experience, including ten years with Christie Clinic in Champaign, IL and four years with Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI. In both cases Chris developed the in-house physician recruitment program. Chris has been a regular presenter on budgeting issues for the Recruitment 101 Program of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. He also participates in the ASPR mentor program. Prior to becoming a physician recruiter, Chris worked as an Administrator with the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and briefly as a stockbroker. A native of Green Bay, Chris has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and both an MS and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a Fellow of ASPR and a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter.

Science and Art of Recruitment and Retention from Stephanie Spilde on Vimeo.

Recruitment - The First Element of Successful Retention

April 17th, 2013 10:00 -11:00 CST

Mike Shimmens, Executive Director, 3RNet

Mike Shimmens joined the 3RNet (National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network) as Executive Director on August 1, 2012. In this role he works with a nine member Board of Directors to assist 54 non-profit member organizations in the recruitment and retention of quality health professional in rural and underserved areas of our country. Prior to coming to this position, he worked for 6 years at the Missouri Primary Care Association as Director of Recruitment and Workforce Development and nine years as Director of Medical Staff Development at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, MO. As an in-house recruiter, he has extensive knowledge and resources in the areas of provider sourcing, interviewing, compensation and planning. He is a long time member of both the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) and their regional affiliate the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas (MINK) Physician Recruitment and Retention Network. Through a relationship with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and their Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, he supervised the Missouri Health Professional Placement Services Program, acted as the organizational member for Missouri with the 3RNet and maintained a candidate matching program called Practice Sights that was accessed via the internet by both candidates and employers. Mike has a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University, a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University and he continues to live in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Physician Onboarding from Stephanie Spilde on Vimeo.

Retention Plan Elements - Provider Integration and Onboarding 

July 24th, 2013 10:00-11:00 CST

Donna Ecclestone, Assistant Director of Physician Integration, Duke Medicine

Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, is Assistant Director of Physician Integration at Duke Medicine. A national speaker and content expert on physician onboarding, Donna is responsible for streamlining and standardizing the onboarding initiatives across Duke’s faculty group practice. Duke is one of the few academic medical centers with a staff dedicated to onboarding physicians. Duke welcomes 120-150 new physicians a year across 13 departments. Donna started her career at Duke in 1997 as a staff recruiter for the Office of Medical Staff Recruitment. In 2001 she was promoted to Assistant Director, managing a staff of five in-house recruiters. In 2009, she started her present role and launched the centralized onboarding initiatives for Duke’s faculty practice. Donna holds a degree in Business Marketing and Management and has seventeen years of recruitment experience in both the in-house and contingency arenas. She is a Board Member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) and has been involved with their benchmarking and fellowship committees. She also helped launch two Chapters of ASPR, Academic In-House Recruiter network (AIR) and Onboarding and Retention Network (OAR), and is currently serving a leadership role in both organizations.