Ronna Schneider, M.D.

Ronna Schneider, M.D.

Lead Physician

Transforming a practice to form strong relationships and exceed their growth goals.

Client

Suburban Pediatrics is an independent pediatric medical practice group with 19 providers who have expertise in specialties related to children’s health and well-being, including behavioral health/ADHD, eating disorders, lactation services, international adoption, sports medicine and the complex care of chronic conditions. Suburban has 68 total employees and is based in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. Suburban became a client in 2018.

Challenge

As Suburban looked to grow its business from x physicians to 20 by the year 2020, it faced the reality that its current management and administration structure could not serve the needs of a larger medical practice. Additionally, because the lead physicians understandably did not have a background in management, they realized that additional help was needed to streamline its operations.

Solution

Aliniti helped map a high-level strategy for the organization that allows for growth and restructured its current organization to a new design that enabled the managing physicians to focus on leadership and patient care. With counsel from Aliniti, Suburban also created new vision and mission statements and established clear core values for their organization.

Aliniti also helped Suburban define, benchmark and create roles, including the addition of a managerial role for the administrative side of the business (practice administrator) and set them up for success with training on performance management and metrics.

To help Suburban Pediatrics, our solutions included:

  • Developed an organizational strategy to serve a large, growing medical practice.
  • Defined a clear mission and vision for Suburban and core values to support them.
  • Designed an organizational structure to deliver on the strategy, including redesigning and benchmarking roles across all areas of the practice.
  • Provided support to the management team in the implementation of performance management procedures.
  • Facilitated leadership training to educate and empower management.
  • Guided the company through change management regarding new employee roles and compensation structures, organizational structures including direct reporting and implementing a new focus on core values.
  • Positioned the company to acquire another medical practice and training newly acquired employees (and to an extent, patients) on the company’s mission, values, and culture.

Results

“As we discussed our mission and vision with Aliniti’s team we were thinking about mission and vision and how we wanted to grow. We want to remain independent from a hospital system and retain control of the type of health care we provide and our own company culture. We worked with Aliniti on how we could achieve those goals. Our goal was 20 providers by 2020, and we’ve already met that goal.”-Robert Wallace, M.D., lead physician.