Dr. Kaplan is a physician coach, consultant, mentor and poet. He was most recently Medical Director of Care Transformation and Director of the Be Well Center for LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA. He has practiced emergency medicine for more than 40 years and remains Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. Dr. Kaplan is a past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and current national faculty for ACEP, as well as a member of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Healthcare Worker Well-Being and Resilience. Dr. Kaplan is past Medical Director of Studer Group and he was recently named the American College of Emergency Physicians’ 2021 John G. Wiegenstein Leadership award winner, ACEP’s highest award. Other honors include Studer Group Physician Fire Starter Award (2007) and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine Grace Humanitarian Award (2011).
Dr. Kaplan’s life work has been partnering with physicians, hospital leadership teams, medical groups, and hospital staff to provide them with tools and tactics to improve patient care while changing the culture of the work environment in a way that inspires and motivates everyone to succeed. He is a catalyst who focuses on countering negativity to increase teamwork and facilitate change even in individuals who are usually “no, can’t, won’t” people.
Dr. Kaplan is not a “consultant”, rather a “resultant”, focusing on achieving desired results and hardwiring processes and systems to meet and exceed organizational goals. As Chairman of Emergency Services for his health system from 1985-2001 in New Jersey, he led his system’s emergency departments to the 98th percentile in patient satisfaction and his own emergency department was in the > 90th percentile for 6 years in a row.
Dr. Kaplan is currently based in Spokane, WA and continues to work to improve the care environment for both patients and hospital staff. As a speaker, he has many presentations on various topics aimed at different types of audiences. Dr. Kaplan continues to work one-on-one, mentoring physicians by providing specific tools to improve patient care.
Dr. Kaplan is dedicated to working with hospitals, medical groups, and physicians to provide exceptional care and extraordinary service to patients . . . at the same time focusing on creating a great place for employees to work and for physicians to practice medicine. If you are interested in having him visit your organization, please contact us using the information below.