Redefining Recruitment to Retention


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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join fellow AAPPR and AIR members for an in-depth panel discussion on best practices for ensuring success when working with residents and fellows throughout the recruitment and onboarding process.

    From sourcing to the interview, hiring and onboarding process, working with new graduates can be both exciting and challenging.  However, new graduates may have questions or considerations that are different from more experienced providers.  Other organizations with training programs may seek to retain their residents and fellows after they complete their programs.  Join fellow AAPPR and AIR members for an in-depth panel discussion on best practices for ensuring success when working with residents and fellows throughout the recruitment and onboarding process.

    Ginger Canaday-Thompson

    Physician Recruiter

    Holzer Health System

    Ginger Thompson joined the Holzer team in 2017 with a passion to recruit the best fit physicians to her hometown of Gallipolis, Ohio and the southeastern Ohio region. She holds over 15 years healthcare experience ranging in roles from radiologic technologist, clinic management, and recruitment, all within the rural healthcare environment. She holds degrees in both applied science and healthcare administration. With a love of small-town living, she sits on community boards, youth committees, and enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and fur baby Chief on their multigenerational family farm.

    Emily Davidson

    Senior Physician Recruiter

    Holzer Health System

    Emily joined the Indiana University Health Physician and Advanced Provider recruitment team in 2022, as a senior physician recruiter. Emily has 18+ years of healthcare practice operations and employee management experience. 

    Jennifer Kambies

    Director, Special Initiatives

    Cleveland Clinic Health System

    Jen has been working as an in-house staff physician recruiter since 2004. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University in 2002 and a MBA with a Healthcare Management focus from Regis University in 2008. She has been working at Cleveland Clinic in the Office of Physician Recruitment since 2007.


    Prior to her employment at Cleveland Clinic she was a physician liaison at DeKalb Medical in Decatur, GA handling physician recruitment and retention issues for physicians in the community. Jen manages the recruitment process for several specialties: Bioethics, Primary Care Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Education Institute, Lerner Research Institute and Physician Leadership searches as needed.  Additionally, Jen has oversight of the Resident and Fellow Initiative which offers career service support to trainees as they enter the workforce and Diversity Recruitment activity for the professional staff.  She also manages the department metrics and other strategic projects for her department.


    Outside of work, Jen resides in Cleveland with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with family, shopping, traveling, dining out, hiking, snowboarding and swimming.

    Judd Mellinger-Blouch

    Director, Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center

    PA Association of Community Health Center

    Judd Mellinger-Blouch is the Director of the Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center. The Career Center helps community health centers and rural health clinics recruit and retain physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary care providers. Judd has been working in healthcare since 1986, predominantly in areas of public relations, marketing, communications, provider relations, and recruitment. Prior to joining the Career Center in March 2014, Mr. Mellinger-Blouch was Director of Marketing Communications at the Pennsylvania Medical Society, where he worked for 20 years. He started his career in healthcare as Public Relations Director for Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Public Administration with a healthcare emphasis from Penn State.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar is designed to help recruitment professionals learn how to better leverage their relationships with vendor partners and how to use a technology to centralize your Locums Spend.

    Have you wondered how a Vendor Management System works and whether the technology is right for you?  As VMS become more popular it is important for recruitment professionals to understand the technology and how it may integrate into their processes.  This webinar is designed to help recruitment professionals learn how to better leverage their relationships with vendor partners and how to use technology to centralize your Locums Spend.

    Christine Bray Ricks

    VP of Provider Talent

    Ardent Health

    Christy Bray Ricks, MHA, CPRP, CDR, serves as the VP of Provider Talent for Ardent Health Services. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, with hospitals and clinics in six states, Ardent has earned a reputation as one of the industry's strongest - and most innovative hospital operators. Ardent entities are among healthcare's best employers.

    Christy has extensive experience in the healthcare industry having served in administration and technical roles. She is skilled in physician relations, team building, process improvement, and leadership. Christy currently serves as the Co-Chair of the AAPPR Vendor Relations Committee.

    Christy graduated with a BS in Health & Sport Sciences from the University of Oklahoma while employed as a student athletic trainer. She completed her Masters in Healthcare Administration & Management from Colorado State University 

    Julie Brooks

    Director of Account Management


    Julie Brooks has over 18 years of experience in Nursing, Allied and Locums staffing.  She has worked for MedAssets – a nursing VMS, AMN Healthcare and Locumsmart where she has spent the last 5 years overseeing the National Accounts on their platform.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This PPT slide deck highlights the importance of collecting, tracking and using data with your c-suite.

    This PPT slide deck highlights the importance of collecting, tracking and using data with your c-suite.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/26/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will explore how telehealth and virtual care are transforming healthcare, addressing challenges, and producing positive outcomes.

    Join Matt Brown, as he dives into the world of telehealth and virtual care. We'll explore how these modalities are transforming healthcare, addressing challenges, and producing positive outcomes. We'll also discuss policy changes needed to solidify virtual care's role in the future of medicine. This webinar is sponsored by CHG Healthcare.

    Matt Brown

    Vice President

    Enterprise Client Solutions

    Matt Brown is a leader focused on innovation, consultation and support for enterprise solutions in Healthcare staffing. As Vice President overseeing Telehealth with CHG Healthcare, Matt brings his advanced thinking to deliver cutting edge staffing solutions to healthcare organizations so they can care for their patients near and far.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    AAPPR Onboarding and Retention Demo

    AAPPR Onboarding and Retention Demo
  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Michelle Varcho, 3RNet Director of Education Outreach, as she shares insights to effectively incorporate retention efforts into your organization's culture.

    Retaining employees in this difficult time is challenging, especially for the health care industry. It’s vital to use a strategic approach that emphasizes retaining your most valuable asset, your people! This 60-minute presentation will help you understand ways to effectively incorporate the important role of retention.  Through this webinar, you will learn proven strategies to ensure a culture of trust and develop an understanding of retention as a recruitment tool.  Finally we'll explore how the role of retention plays a vital role in the recruitment process.

    Michelle Varcho

    Director Education Outreach


    Michelle Varcho is the Director of Education Outreach for the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet). In this role, Michelle coordinates education-related activities for 3RNet members and rural and underserved facilities across the country including trainings using 3RNet’s educational tools such as the Recruiting for Retention manual, a rural-focused plan and guidebook focused on finding and keeping healthcare providers and staff in rural and underserved areas. Prior to joining 3RNet, Michelle was a Human Resources Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. In this role she created and implemented strategies and best practices to overcome the unique barriers to recruiting and retaining providers in the rural health care arena. Michelle has over twenty five years of experience in health-care related human resources both at the local and national level. She has an MBA from Williams Woods University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. She holds a Sr. Professional Human Resources certification since 2003.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Industry Experts Sound Alarm on Concerning Physician Recruitment Trends in Coming Months

    The impact of the latest pandemic surge, according to the group, will long be felt in future physician recruitment cycles as competing organizations expand efforts to help stabilize an uncertain physician supply and demand market.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Pulling Back the Curtain: How Healthcare Organizations Can Create Success & Drive Missions Forward by Focusing on the Culture Surrounding Recruitment

    While retaining physician and advanced practice provider staff and recruitment efficiency remain top of mind for hospitals and health system leaders, the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), the nation’s leading professional organization for in-house physician and provider recruitment professionals, recently conducted comprehensive qualitative and quantitative proprietary research to illuminate how the impact of an organization’s culture affects recruiting and how to effectively utilize in-house recruitment teams to move the mission of the organization forward.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Increased Provider Turnover and Inadequate Retention Programs Spotlight Industry Volatility and Challenges Ahead for Health Care Organizations

    Their observations are also alarming. Together, AAPPR reveals the urgent need for their organizations to address the physician and APP turnover challenge with fresh retention strategies and greater commitment and intention. Failure to act risks not just a tougher recruitment battle, but also productivity, profitability, access to care, and even care quality.

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    Advertising Websites and Resources Document

    Advertising Websites and Resources Document