CHA News Article

New California Physician Leadership Program Launched

The California Physician Leadership Program is a customized program designed to advance California physicians’ ability to navigate the increasingly complex, often ambiguous, health care landscape.

“The future of health care in California relies on our ability to combine innovative thinking with sound business principles and the confidence to lead others,” states CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner. “I encourage individuals who want to have a major role in shaping their organization and the health care delivery system to enroll in this unique program.”

The program brings together the University of Southern California’s (USC) top-rated Marshall School of Business faculty, in partnership with all four California hospital associations and health policy experts, to deliver curriculum in effective leadership strategies, the ever-changing health care delivery system, and core business principles. The comprehensive certificate program will culminate with a project emphasizing practical applications and collaborative problem-solving to address challenges and the advancement of core initiatives.

The advisory board of CHA’s Center for Hospital Medical Executives, led by Chair Anthony Chavis, MD, vice president of medical affairs and patient safety officer at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, provides guidance in the development of the program along with staff from the regional hospital associations and David H. Perrott, MD, DDS, CHA senior vice president/chief medical officer.

Continuing medical education credits will be provided by the USC Keck School of Medicine. Physicians can earn up to 105 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

This exclusive program is limited to 40 participants and is open to all California physicians and medical executives. All sessions take place on the USC campus. The program will be run two days a month, on a Friday and Saturday, from Sept. 15, 2014, to April 18, 2015. Tuition is $9,500 for individuals who register by June 15; rates increase to $9,900 after that date.

Complete information and registration is available at