Organizational Culture is Crucial to Physicians Satisfaction

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On H&HN Daily’s website, Dr. Robert Stark and Dr. Dan Whitlock discuss the organizational culture gap affecting physicians and tips on how to close it. Dr. Stark and Dr. Whitlock are consulting physicians for Physician Wellness Services (PWS). Cejka Search and PWS released a survey on organizational culture.

Physicians & Organizational Culture

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In the May issue of Physician Magazine, Dr. Robert Stark discusses the results of the organizational culture survey that was conducted by Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search. Stark, a consulting physician for Physician Wellness Services, talks about why organizational culture is an important factor to physicians overall job satisfaction. Read the full article here.

Building an Organizational Culture

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In the second section of “The Importance of Organizational Culture” article, Liz Ferron, Dr. Daniel J. Whitlock and Dr. Robert Stark discuss the steps that can be taken to close the gaps that were identified so physicians can build an organizational culture.

The steps they have identified are: defining culture, plan for change, institutionalize cultural attributes and changing behaviors and attitudes among physicians. You can read the full article in the March issue of AAOS Now.

The Importance of Organizational Culture

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Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW; Daniel J. Whitlock, MD, MBA; and Robert Stark, MD discuss the results of the recent organizational culture survey by Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search in the February issue of AAOS Now.

The survey identifies attributes key to physician satisfaction including patient-centered care as the most important.  The article discusses the importance of culture and the implications of cultural fit. Solutions for building an organizational culture will be in the March issue of AAOS Now.

Doctors and Administrators Perceive Culture Differently

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An organizational culture study surveying physicians, and a companion study of hospital administrators, found a disconnect between doctors and administrators on issues of cultural fit and organizational performance.

Doctors, the survey by Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search found, place a great deal of importance on cultural fit but hospital administrators underestimate the importance doctors place on it.

Read full story in Healthcare Finance News.