Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Kathleen McGraw, MD, was awarded the credential of Certified Physician Executive through the certifying body of the American Association for Physician Leadership on August 15. 2019.
For more than 40 years, The American Association for Physician Leadership has “helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership, by providing a supportive community of peers.” The Certified Physician Executive credential is CPE is awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, and signifies the completion of a rigorous course of study.
In order to complete her certification, Dr McGraw completed over 150 hours of coursework in areas such as Health Law, Finance, Strategic Planning, Communications, and Leadership Development, Quality Improvement, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Physician Engagement.
“Dr McGraw’s unwavering dedication to quality healthcare is such a great asset to our hospital,” says Steven R Gordon, President and CEO of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, “We are so proud of her achievement, and so grateful for the passion that she brings to all aspects of her work here.”
Dr McGraw began working at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in January 2012. She is Board Certified in Hospital Medicine and is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Information Officer at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Founded in 1904, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a licensed, 61-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, serving a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The BMH medical staff includes board-certified providers in primary care and many other specialties, with a shared mission of providing exceptional health care delivered with compassion and respect. The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health System includes the BMH Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of primary care and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Over 110 active volunteers assist BMH’s 600 employees in caring for our community.