The Stoeckle Center

The Stoeckle Center coordinates these quarterly dinners that help bring the primary care community across Partners HealthCare System together to share practice redesign and innovations regarding transformation to the medical home.

The Stoeckle Center is responsible for planning and managing the Partners in Care Primary Care Knowledge Sharing Dinner series for all PHS primary care practice staff. Bill Kormos, MD, chairs the planning committee and facilitates the dinner discussions. Kerry McBride ( manages preparations and onsite logistics.

These dinners are open to all 367 primary care practices across the system, and typically attract 100-250 people. 91% of attendees in the 2012 series said they would make a change in their practice based on the content and group discussions.

June 21, 2012: “Sustaining Energy for Transformation.” Regina Neal, MS, MPH, Senior Consultant, Qualis Health; Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Qualis Health.

March 7, 2012: “High-level Overview of Practice Organization and Flow Management.” Dr. Henry Otero, Virginia Mason Institute; Zara Doyle, MA, Gloria Fandrey, RN, & Nicholas Mascoli, MD, Newton-Wellesley Internists; Nicole Bloor, MD, & Kimberley Hayes-Carvotta, Nicole Bloor, MD PC.

January 18, 2012: “The Group Health PCMH Story: A Report from the Partners’ Site Visit Team.” Frank Harte, MD, North Shore Medical Center, Well Life Medical; Patrick McSweeney, MD, Medical Director, Tri County Medical Associates; Lisa Whittemore, MPH, MSW, Executive Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization