Patricia L. Brewster
CEO Emeritus OrthoAtlanta, and Partner/Consultant IntraHealth Group
Patricia L. Brewster is CEO Emeritus OrthoAtlanta and Partner/Consultant IntraHealth Group. Ms. Brewster guided OrthoAtlanta as CEO for 15 years. Under her leadership, the company transitioned from a start-up with nine physicians in 2002 to 39 physicians and over 450 employees today. She has over twenty-five years of progressive experience in executive health-care management. Her expertise in strategic management, team-building, and creative problem-solving, combined with her strong communication skills, has resulted in visionary leadership and consistent financial performance.
“Dedication to service creates environments of excellence.” - Patricia L. Brewster
Ms. Brewster´s executive management experience, including her previous position as Chief Administrative Officer of the Hughston Clinic, highlights her ability to balance administrative responsibilities and regulatory compliance with the development of proactive and creative business plans, such as her implementation of a Comprehensive Program for Musculoskeletal Care. Ms. Brewster´s philosophy of healthcare emphasizes service as the centerpiece of the organization, with a reliance on servant leadership. Her article on the subject, published in the MGM Journal, was chosen as the 2002 MGMA/ACMPE Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year. Ms. Brewster´s commitment to service translates to enhanced operational efficiencies, superior patient outcomes, and vastly improved financial performance.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Science Degree in Health Administration - May 2002
American College of Medical Practice Executives - 1985
American College of Medical Practice Executives - 2001
Recipient 2008 MGMA/ACMPE Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award, October 2008.
Recipient 2002 MGMA/ACMPE Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award “Servant Leadership: Returning to our Origin,” MGM Journal, Connexion September 2001
Recipient, 1990 ACMPE Meritorious Service Award American College of Medical Practice Executives
Fall 2007, Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, MHA/MBA Program “Introduction to the Healthcare System, HA 8160/ PH 7160, “Describe the Organization & Management of Multi-site Physician Group, Identifying major challenges and their implications for cost, quality and access.”
Nominee 2003 MGMA/ACMPE Medical Executive of the Year Award, June 2003.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
“Value-Based Leadership, an Interview with ACMPE President,” MGM Journal, March/April 1998
“Servant Leadership: Returning to our Origin,” MGM Journal, Connexion September 2001
Presenter, Medical Group Management Association 2005 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
Organizational Change and Culture Development
Presenter, Medical Group Management Association, Eastern-Southern Section Annual Conference, Savannah, GA. July 2005
Creating a Service Culture
Meritorious Service Award
American College of Medical Practice Executives - 1990
Strategic Orthopaedics Journal
Co-Executive Editor - 1999 to 2003
Value-Based Leadership, an Interview with ACMPE President, March/April 1998
Servant Leadership: Returning to Our Origin
MGM Journal, Connexion, September 2001
Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award
American College of Medical Practice Executives, 1978 to present
Medical Group Management Association
1978 to present
American College of Healthcare Executives
2001 to present