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Leadership Academy expands horizons of emerging leaders

Dr. Thomas Ma and Holly Roush are sitting behind a desk, talking to each other as they look over information related to the strategic leadership session. Roush is writing something down as they talk. Two other participants are sitting at a desk behind them and talking to each other.

Dr. Thomas Ma, front row, right, Department of Medicine chair, talks to Holly Roush, operations director of the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, during a strategic leadership session at the Leadership Academy.

By Carolyn Kimmel

From his clinical and academic vantage points, Dr. Todd Felix didn’t realize how much today’s competitive health care marketplace impacts the mission of Penn State Health.

After spending five eight-hour days at the Leadership Academy of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, the assistant dean for clinical medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine understood the challenges much more clearly and found himself better able to lead.

“I got a much broader view of Penn State Health’s strategic plan, which is very helpful,” Felix said.

As a leader of a group of physician educators in multiple departments, all with different priorities and experiences, he sees change as inevitable.

“This course helped me see the importance of style preference among my team—originators full of new ideas to conservers dedicated to keeping things running smoothly—to be successful in implementing change and staying relevant, current and visionary in the education mission,” he said.


December 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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