Should I Stay or Should I Let it Go? Accelerating Partnerships in a Pandemic

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Abdul Wahid Salim Ahmed Nivedita Nagaraj Sarah Frew Bruce antell Hannah Plon Jonathan Leibowitz Michael Rovinsky Anne-Maree Cantwell, MD, MBA
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with featured speakers 
 Amanda Hopkins Tirrell, WG’86, President and Founder of Hopkins Tirrell & Associates, LLC 
 Saria Saccocio, MD, FAAFP, MHA

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During our webinar "Should I Stay or Should I Let It Go? Accelerating Partnerships in a Pandemic," we will discuss how the pandemic’s impact has affected our healthcare system and physicians in medical practice.  With over 48 million reported Covid-19 cases to date in the U.S. and nearly 800K deaths reported as of December 1, physicians on the front lines have experienced tremendous stress as both clinicians and small business owners. Indeed, the pandemic has dramatically accelerated concerns about independent medical practice viability.

For decades prior to the pandemic, the healthcare industry had been undergoing dramatic changes which made conditions favorable for physician practices to consolidate. We will discuss how physicians have increasingly moved from independent practice to employment working for hospitals, health systems, employer health clinics, and even insurance companies. More recently, with the growth of value-based reimbursement, physician-led and built companies backed by private equity investors have offered physicians opportunities to participate in new models of clinical practice that offer an alternative to the fee-for-service treadmill.

The history of physician partnerships with health systems and the pre-Covid dynamics of these ventures will be explored.  The strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for medical practice partnerships with a health system today during a pandemic will be highlighted along with other options for physicians to partner. For physicians in practice, “Should I Stay or Should I Let It Go?” is such an important question even in normal times. To that end, we conclude our series by offering a practical multi-dimensional decision-making framework for physicians contemplating their next steps during these challenging times made even more urgent by the pandemic. The current era of the “Great Resignation” can be transformed into your next great redirection and rejuvenation for patient care delivery.


Amanda Hopkins Tirrell, WG’86
President and Founder of Hopkins Tirrell & Associates, LLC

Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Ms. Hopkins Tirrell is President and Founder of Hopkins Tirrell & Associates, LLC, a consulting practice offering medical practice operations guidance on access redesign, performance improvement, business growth, revenue cycle management and contracting strategy, as well as individualized leadership development, career planning, and compensation advisory services for physicians.

For over 30 years, Amanda has partnered with physicians in academic medical centers, integrated healthcare delivery systems, and medical group practices across the country. An enthusiastic and energetic change agent with a reliable track record in transformation, operations management, and establishing a culture of patient service excellence, Ms. Hopkins Tirrell is a knowledgeable advisor and mediator in developing collaborative alliances and partnerships with physicians, hospitals, and community organizations.

Ms. Hopkins Tirrell holds an MBA in health care management from the Wharton School and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

For more information about Hopkins Tirrell & Associates and the Multi-Dimensional Due Diligence (MD-DD) partnership method, contact:  [email protected] or visit


Saria Saccocio, MD, FAAFP, MHA

Dr. Saria Saccocio is a physician executive consultant, advising companies to strategically and equitably deliver value-based healthcare spanning populations across the continuum. Dr. Saccocio served as the President of Proactive MD, an innovative direct primary care company that cares passionately about helping people live healthier lives, partnering with employers, and driving down healthcare costs.

Dr. Saccocio has demonstrated a consistent history of leading award-winning programs and improving patient care and safety across the continuum as a Chief Medical Officer for health systems in the southeast. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida, and her Executive Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Miami before opening her own solo family practice. She continues to serve patients at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.

Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Dr. Saccocio as one of the top 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know and has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Her extensive civic and community involvement has included serving with many organizations such as: the Modern Healthcare Women Advisory Board, board member for the South Carolina Hospital Association, United Way of Greenville County; Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Board, and is an Alum of the Women’s Leadership Institute and the Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University.

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  • Participation is free to Dues-Paying Members of the WHCMAA and Current WHCM Program Students (join or renew here).
  • Non-members are welcome to participate for a $20 fee. 
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Wednesday, March 9th at 10:00am ET

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