Mercy Cedar Rapids Dyad Leadership Training: Session Seven

Cedar Rapids, IA US
May 18, 2024

This is a private course and registrations are not being accepted.

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.


Providers and administrators face an era of change unlike any before. Reform policies, shifting requirements, and fiscal uncertainty create a chaotic atmosphere for professionals and providers. Strong leaders with innovative and focused decision-making abilities are required during times like these. Participants in this program will gain the tools to become successful leaders in today’s complex healthcare environment.


All times listed are in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.

8:30 am

Introduction to Session Seven

Tony Myers, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Cedar Rapids

9:00 am

12 Pearls of Leadership

Steven Berkowitz, MD
SMB Health Consulting, Scottsdale, AZ

The role and influence of the physician executive have come a long way in the last decade. Specifically, the role of the chief medical officer or chief physician executive has expanded in scope and influence. New opportunities exist for physicians to have a greater impact on the future of health care. How can we better select, groom, and mentor these physician leaders? Dr. Berkowitz will discuss his experiences as a chief medical officer over the last 25 years and his experience in mentoring these executives. He’ll also review “pearls” for present and future physician leaders.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the changing roles and responsibilities of the physician executive.
  • Give examples of how the physician executive can enhance the senior leadership team.
  • Discuss organizational strategies to select better, groom, and mentor physician leaders.
  • Discuss opportunities to speed up the learning curve of new executives.
  • Discuss best practices for how to measure the performance of physician leaders.
11:30 amAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/18/2024 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
05/18/2024 - 11:30am CDT
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 2.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of DDes Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) and the Iowa Hospital Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Nancy Hill-Davis, MHSA, MJ - Planning Committee Member and Facilitator
  • Corey Martin - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Autumn McGill - Activity Coordinator


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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