Department of Surgery’s Meagan Schuette attains ACMPE fellow status

February 9, 2016

Meagan SchuetteThe OHSU School of Medicine Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that Digestive Health Center Director Meagan Schuette has attained Fellow status within the American College of Medical Practice Executives of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). ACMPE Fellowship is the highest level of distinction earned in the medical practice management profession and was established in 1956. Fellows demonstrate superior knowledge and skill in operations, financial and human resources management, as well as in organizational governance, patient-centered care and risk/compliance management. Schuette and her class of 2015 fellows were announced at the MGMA annual meeting in October 2015.

Running a successful medical group practice today demands well-educated, experienced practice management professionals. Schuette, an Oregon native, attended Oregon State University, earning a BS in Biology, and then Portland State University where she earned a Master's degree in Public Administration/Health Administration. She joined OHSU in 1995. In 2002, she became a clinical practice manager within the Department of Surgery and then director of the Digestive Health Center in 2012. Her managerial experience and skill, as well as her can-do attitude and leadership qualities make her an incredible asset to the Department of Surgery.  

"Meagan is a thoughtful Director/Manager who inspires and supports constant learning. She has encouraged the Digestive Health Center staff to be innovative and solution-based which in turn has driven a culture change in seeing problems as opportunities for growth instead of more work," said Candace Ogram, clinic operations supervisor for the Digestive Health Center. "She challenges me personally to seek opportunities to learn and improve my knowledge in practice management by encouraging me to build relationships. In my book, she stands above many others as a humble and driven leader."