BMH chief medical officer awarded advanced credential

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BRATTLEBORO — 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.

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, McGraw completed more than 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."

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.

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