Internal Physician Relations Manager Named at Miami Valley Hospital

Premier Pulse     February 2018

Dana Mackert has taken on the role of internal physician relations manager at Miami Valley Hospital. In that role, Mackert will assist with orientation and onboarding of new physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs), introduce physicians to departments in which their patients might be cared for, and serve as the liaison between medical staff and operational leadership in resolving physicians’ and APPs’ questions and concerns.

The role is intended to break down any barriers that physicians and APPs might encounter in taking care of patients or in using Premier Health facilities, and to help new physicians and APPs build a successful practice.

Each Premier Health facility has a physician relations manager, with two hospitals – Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018) – also having a designated internal physician relations manager based in the physician lounge for easier access to physicians and APPs.

External physician relations managers, on the other hand, are a “one stop shop” for all physicians and APPs on the medical staff to keep them up-to-date on Premier Health services and programs.

Physician relations managers also work to build relationships among primary care physicians, APPs, and specialists; promote continuing medical education courses; and resolve issues that create barriers for the physicians and APPs.

Mackert, the new internal physician relations manager at Miami Valley Hospital, previously worked in human resources for Premier Health and now brings those talents to the medical staff.

Premier Health physician relations managers:

Libby Donathan
Lead Physician Relations Manager
Miami Valley Hospital
(937) 654-1481
[email protected]


Dana Mackert
Internal Physician Relations Manager
Miami Valley Hospital
(937) 208-4548 Work
(937) 260-3611 Cell
[email protected]

Kelsey Skidmore
Physician Relations Manager (focuses on residents in local programs)
Premier Health
(937) 208-4808 Work
(937) 657-9774 Cell
[email protected]

Julie Franklin
Physician Relations Manager
Miami Valley Hospital South
(513) 292-1776
[email protected]

Amanda McDaniel
Physician Relations Manager
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan North Health Center (Miami Valley Hospital North as of July 23, 2018)
(937) 681-5629
[email protected]

Tanya Webber
Internal Physician Relations Manager
Good Samaritan Hospital
(937) 734-1229 Work
(937) 974-9699 Cell
[email protected]

Chris Daniel
Physician Relations Manager
Atrium Medical Center
(937) 266-9890
[email protected]

Amy Newland
Physician Advocate
Atrium Medical Center
(513) 420-5067
[email protected]

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