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Published on January 22, 2015

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Sponsors Physician Education Conference

Elite National Faculty Descends on the Upstate

GREENVILLE, SC, January 22 Healthcare systems across America are investigating strategies of how to best manage patients in the current environment of healthcare reform. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has long realized a need for administrative physician leadership. Four years ago, SRHS developed a Physician Advisor Team to help focus as areas such as case management, patient flow and clinical correctness of patient care.

"Physician Advisors are unique in that we understand much of the business and clinical side of medicine and both ‘hats’ will be important for sustainable success in the future,” said Nick Ulmer, M.D., the Vice President of Clinical Services and Medical Director of Case Management at SRHS.

This movement is now sweeping America with the Southeast Physician Advisor Symposium (SEPAS), sponsored by SRHS. Nationally recognized faculty will be presenting to an audience that spans 20 states and more than 140 physicians, case managers and administrative executives are registered to attend. The quality and growth of the conference has been widely recognized.

SEPAS is from January 21 through 23 at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville, SC. 

“In just four short years, SEPAS has become a must-attend event for understanding the roles of today’s Physician Advisor”, said Jeff Farber M.D. M.B.A., the Chief Medical Officer of Mount Sinai Care at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY.

The American Hospital Association has stated that hospitals in the post-reform era will require work on many fronts while simultaneously, requiring strong and creative leadership to guide hospitals and health care systems as they begin their journey toward success under new models of payment and patient care.

This leadership will come from a different type of administrator than in previous years, as physicians are now being sought out to align clinical thought with operational medical economics.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Featuring a full spectrum of services, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is comprised of three hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, a multi-disciplinary physician group, a vibrant post-acute division, and is home to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. With more than 275 physicians and 5,900 associates on staff, SRHS serves seven counties in South and North Carolina. Spartanburg Medical Center was ranked No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report; the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer; and the American Nurses Association lists SRHS among the nation’s top three percent of hospitals for excellence in nursing.

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