HPC Chief Health Officer Earns Prestigious Certification

Vangarsse,AnneHealth Partnership Clinic (HPC) is proud to announce that Anne VanGarsse, MD, FAAP, CHCEF, pediatrician and Chief Health Officer, 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.

Dr. VanGarsse also serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, vice chair of primary Care and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU).

In her role as KCU Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dr. VanGarsse serves as the liaison for all clinical partners and has served as chief liaison between KCU and HPC since the beginning of the relationship in August 2015.

At HPC, she is responsible for medical and behavioral health care delivery. She has been practicing general pediatrics since 2002, and she serves children from newborn to age 18 at all five clinic locations, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Ottawa, Paola and Merriam.

“The skills I’ve learned while earning my CPE certification will be valuable in teaching policy to tomorrow’s osteopathic physicians and be very helpful as I manage clinical services in a setting where funding is tight and not guaranteed,” Dr. VanGarsse says.

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.

“Organizations always benefit from its leaders and staff who expand their knowledge and training,” adds Amy Falk, CEO. “We congratulate Dr. VanGarsse on earning the CPE certification and appreciate all her efforts to support our clinic.”

Dr. VanGarsse is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and serves on its standard setting committee. She is a fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics, and she completed the Community Health Center Executive Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

She earned a Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

The American Association for Physician 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 3,300 Certified Physician Executives.