Jefferson City Dr. Folz receives physician executive credentialing The American Association for Physician Leadership® announced Lora Folz, M.D. of Jefferson City Medical Group has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification.

Jefferson City Dr. Folz receives physician executive credentialing The American Association for Physician Leadership® announced Lora Folz, M.D. of Jefferson City Medical Group has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification. CPE designation indicates a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education while also demonstrating effective health care industry knowledge and leadership skills.

Folz first learned about the CPE program upon starting JCMG Pediatrics in 1997. Former JCMG president Dr. Richard Jennett suggested the CPE program to Folz as a way for her to learn more about managing her department – something not commonly taught in medical school. She began the program then and later returned to it in 2015 after taking time off to work and raise her family.

“I found the information I learned through the association to be invaluable,” said Folz. “It has made me into not just a practicing clinical physician but into a knowledgeable and informed physician leader.”

Folz is the first physician at JCMG to earn the CPE designation and the second in Jefferson City. The 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.

“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 interlace 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 Physician Leadership® is the nation’s largest organization solely focused on leadership education and management training for physicians.