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Donna Goestenkors

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Donna is a full time healthcare consultant, speaker, author, educator, and mentor serving the Medical Staff Services industry for over 40 years. Her diverse project experience includes assignments in every work environment and rapport building among all levels of professional and executive staff. Donna is a past President of NAMSS and her client work covers all of the industry's environments from Healthcare Systems to critical access hospitals.

Recent Posts by Donna Goestenkors

Seven Tips to Help Advance Your Credentialing Career

It’s no secret that healthcare is changing rapidly, and you’ve likely seen the...

What’s in a Title? How the Role of Credentialing Professional is Changing

In your role as a credentialing professional, you likely tackle many tasks and...

Eight Benefits of Technology for MSPs

We’re continuing our career development series designed to help medical service...

Seven Tips for Effective Meeting Management

We’re continuing our career development series designed to help medical service...

How to Measure Your Competence

Today’s medical services professionals (MSPs) must maximize their effectiveness...

What to Do If Your Enrollment Application Is Denied

Getting physicians enrolled with a healthcare network is no longer a...

8 Tips for Writing a Compelling Letter of Interest

When requesting participation in health insurance networks, are you familiar...

3 Steps to Accelerating Payor Enrollment

For most major healthcare providers, the payor enrollment process can be a...

5 Tips for Integrating Locum Tenens Staff

There is no question that a growing practitioner shortage is driving more and...

Part 2: Making Locum Tenens Part of Your Staffing Solution

In Part 1 of our blog series, Making Locum Tenens Part of Your Staffing...

Part 1: Making Locum Tenens Part of Your Staffing Solution

In our symplr education series webcast, we welcome back Donna Goestenkors of ...

Prioritizing Culture in Your Locum Tenens Onboarding Program

Most healthcare entities that bring in locum tenens practitioners come to a...

5 Payor Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

No matter the size of your healthcare organization, having an efficient...

Part 2: Locum Tenens: The #1 Solution to your Physician Shortage Problem

The rising physician shortage has caused locum tenens practitioners to become...

Part 1: Locum Tenens: The #1 Solution to your Physician Shortage Problem

Due to rising physician shortages and increasing regulations, physicians in...

How to Get Your Payor Enrollment Program Started… All by Yourself!

Payor enrollment, or provider enrollment, is the process of applying to...

Blurred Lines: Mastering Payor Enrollment

The specialty lines within the Medical Staff Services industry are changing....

An Introduction to Payor Enrollment

If you build it, they will come! That’s exactly what the Texas Society for...

From a Doctor's Mouth to an MSP's Ears

The following is a summary of a conversation I had with a newly credentialed...

Recovering From Mistakes

Mistakes, we all make them in our personal and business lives. In...

MSPs Make a Difference

True Story

A while back, I boarded a flight out west to work with a client....

MSPs - A Guide to Success

The expansion of roles and responsibilities within the Medical Staff Office...

MSPs - Is it a Job, a Career or a Calling?

Regardless of title, healthcare professionals are members of the most job...

MSPs: Natural Born Leaders

In my travels as a healthcare Consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to meet...

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