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PM101: Hiring the Right People


Speaker: Karen Sollar, CMPE, CEO, Webster Orthopedics

During this session, Karen Sollar will identify the essential processes that will guide you to hiring the appropriate candidate for your positions.  You will learn to assess the qualities your organization requires and how to find those qualities in the applicants.


After this session, you will:

  • Be able to assess your practice’s needs and determine the essential skills for the position. This includes ad placement, skill assessment, and key words to attract qualified candidates. 
  • Understand the interview processes from the resume review, initial phone screening, and the first meeting.  This will guide you through the process of selecting the most qualified applicants to meet the essential requirements of the position.
  • Know how to identify the best candidate who understands the importance of your organization’s corporate culture and is most compatible with your mission and vision.


About the Speaker

Karen Sollar entered the field of healthcare administration more than 30 years ago. During the initial phase of her career, Sollar’s focus was on internal medicine. In 1994, she served as the Practice Administrator for The Orthopaedic Group of San Francisco and moved into the role of Chief Administrative Officer for Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medical Group in 2003.

In 2004, Sollar assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer for OrthoNorCal, Inc., a newly formed group consisting of 10 orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine. Sollar is currently serving as the CEO at Webster Orthopedics, a 14 physicians practice located in San Ramon, California. As a means of remaining current on industry trends, for the past six years Sollar has consistently maintained an active leadership role in the AAOE. She began her volunteer role as the chair of the membership committee and for three years served as the AAOE Annual Conference Chair. Sollar also serves as Past President on the AAOE Board of Directors.


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