Davis Medical Center chief medical officer earns certification


ELKINS — Davis Medical Center is proud to have staff and employees who go over and above to assure patients receive the best care possible. Dr. Catherine “Mindy” Chua, FAAFP, FMNM, has earned the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification through the American Association for Physician Leadership.

The CPE designation indicates a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education while demonstrating effective health care knowledge and leadership skills. Chua serves as the DMC chief medical officer and said she feels this position allows her to start discussions to assure patients receive the best care possible.

“When a hospital system puts a clinician who practices on the front line of health care on their leadership team, discussions start to take on a more patient-centered focus,” Chua said. “Davis Health System recognized this and has graciously allowed me to fill that role in their efforts to always put patients first. My core values as a leader are honesty, integrity and teamwork. I plan to rely on those values as I help to improve both patient and provider experience at our health system.”

Chua said she feels her number one job as chief medical officer is to maintain high standards for patient care.

“I feel my number one job is to maintain the highest standards of medical quality at our facilities so that patients even in the most rural of communities can have confidence that the care they receive here is of the highest quality,” she said.

Receipt of the CPE certification is the industry benchmark for CEOs and executive recruiters seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders. It speaks to the physician’s commitment to improving patient care.

“We congratulate Dr. Chua on earning the CPE certification and appreciate her dedication to Davis Health System,” said DHS CEO Vance Jackson. “The knowledge and training she is bringing back to the institution will greatly benefit both our patients and medical staff.”

“The contemporary challenges facing health care today such as variable clinical quality, persistent, high institutional costs in the face of clarifying value and less than optimal patient experiences require physician leaders who can interface clinical knowledge, seasoned leadership skills and superior management acumen,” said Dr. Peter Angood, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership.

The American Association for Physicians Leadership is the nation’s largest organization solely focused on leadership education and management training for physicians. Chartered by the American Association for Physician Leadership to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management has a 20-year history as a national, not-for-profit corporation certifying physicians specializing in medical management. The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 3,000 Certified Physician Executives.

The American Association for Physician Leadership is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health solutions care. Founded in 1975, the nonprofit association has educated thousands of physicians worldwide and has members in 46 countries at varying stages of their careers.

Additional information about the American Association for Physician Leadership is available online at physicianleaders.org or by calling 800-562-8088.


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