Founded in 1977 with the assistance of prominent members of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), the Association of Managers of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Inc., (AMGO) continues to promote interaction among managers of academic Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Medical Schools throughout North America. The purpose of the organization is to improve the productivity of all Ob/Gyn departments through the promotion of leadership, managerial and administrative services.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals of the Association of Managers of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Inc. are to strengthen professional management and improve health care delivery within academic Ob/Gyn departments.
The objectives of the Association are to:
- Promote the concept of professional management
- Provide a forum for discussion of management problems
- Provide a mechanism for exchange of information
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Board is charged with the general direction and promotion of the Association's affairs. The BOD fiduciary duty includes the duty to exercise care in the management of member fees, monitoring financial reports and loyalty to the objectives of the organization. Specific assignments and policy implementation are delegated to various committees within the organization. AMGO members are encouraged to communicate with committee members and the Board of Directors. It is through this interaction that the needs and interests of AMGO's membership are fulfilled.
The annual meeting of AMGO has traditionally been held in the spring, at a site that enhances the continued growth of the group's cohesiveness. Whenever possible, we coordinate our meeting to work collaboratively with our Department Chairs and their professional organization, CUCOG. Continuing education & development for Ob/Gyn Department administrative & clinical staff is the major theme of the annual meeting and special emphasis is placed on enhancing the manger's administrative and managerial competency and knowledge. Various topics are presented through lectures by invited guest speakers and/or AMGO members. Workshops, panel discussions and small group discussions provide the opportunity for the exchange of ideas between members and guests.
Informal group discussions have included such topics as: professional fee reimbursement, practice management, faculty incentive programs, personnel management, financial management, fundamentals of medical malpractice, development of automated systems for financial and business operations, impact of legislation and insurance not he teaching physician's role and performance standards for productivity enhancement. Members are encouraged to suggest ideas for educational programs.
The annual business meeting, including the election of officers, is also held at the annual meeting. Social functions are planned to provide the opportunity to exchange information and discuss informally problems and topics of mutual interest to members.
Via AMGO participation, Ob/Gyn managers & administrators have achieved significant accomplishments in the improvement of health care delivery, education, and research in obstetrics and gynecology through professional management. We look forward to continuing to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and managerial techniques for managers of academic Ob/Gyn departments.