Dean Lee Goldman and a host of CUMC luminaries welcomed the newest clinicians to join ColumbiaDoctors at the annual Faculty Welcome event on Oct. 12, held at the Vagelos Education Center. The festivities featured mingling, sushi, appetizers, cocktails, free headshots, and branded giveaways, as well as live social media and faculty profile advice from ColumbiaDoctors’ resident digital experts.
Lindsay Graham, chief executive officer for ColumbiaDoctors and senior vice president/chief operating officer for Columbia University Medical Center, kicked off the program with remarks about Columbia’s commitment to providing excellent patient care in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving environment, pointing out that ColumbiaDoctors is unique in the New York area.
Laura L. Forese, MD, executive vice president & chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, welcomed new clinicians and recalled her time as a medical student at P&S and as a surgeon at CUMC. CUMC Dean Lee Goldman highlighted the medical center’s many successes in 2017. Finally, ColumbiaDoctors president George A. “Jack” Cioffi, MD, offered his own words of welcome.
The event gave new faculty members ample opportunity to get acquainted with new colleagues, department chairs, and senior leadership. A “scavenger hunt” encouraged selfies that were posted to Twitter and Facebook, and socializing, with thank-you gifts for all participants, as well as the grand prize of an iPad and Apple pen for the winner, Kelly Healy, MD, assistant professor of urology.
In addition, representatives from ColumbiaDoctors offered tips on editing profiles in CUPS and social media staffers briefed new faculty on how to share news, and move their Google My Business listings to CUMC to put them on the “map” at the medical center. Those who had booked appointments in advance also received free headshot photo sessions.
“This event is always a highlight of our year, as we all have the opportunity to get to know the outstanding doctors who are bringing their talents and expertise to ColumbiaDoctors,” Dr. Cioffi said. “With these bright clinician-scientists on our team, I am looking forward to seeing what the coming year will bring.”