Jill Donaldson, FACHE

Daily Record Staff//May 9, 2023

Jill Donaldson, FACHE

By Daily Record Staff

//May 9, 2023

Jill Donaldson, FACHE

President, MedStar Harbor Hospital
Senior Vice President, MedStar Health

What is your most significant accomplishment?

In 2014, I decided to join the MedStar Medical Group as the vice president of operations. At the time, the medical group did not exist. The formation of a single provider group within MedStar Health was a strategic priority and there was significant work to be done. As a member of the initial team to work in the medical group, one of the opportunities we identified early on was that we had a disparate group of primary care practice leaders who had varying levels of management and leadership skill. We decided to launch the Leadership Development Forum (LDF).

The LDF was a collaboration between operations and human resources where we created quarterly day-long education sessions to enhance knowledge in technical skills (i.e., budgeting, human resources, scheduling) and leadership skills (i.e., emotional intelligence, crucial conversations). The LDF included team-building exercises, classroom instruction, role playing and even had a book club component. These events were designed to be high energy, interactive and fun. Over time, we expanded the LDF beyond primary care to leaders in other specialty areas.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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