Provider Leadership Development Institute Application


The Provider Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) at Hartford HealthCare is a nine month program that provides advanced leadership skills and education to select providers practicing in the HHC system.

The program is designed for providers who have the desire to explore leadership as a career path or those who are already in a leadership position, but would like to further develop their skills and relationships.  At its core are the H3W Leadership Behaviors. These are woven throughout our curriculum as they are the cornerstone of our HHC culture. 

The curriculum and syllabus for the PLDI were created based on evidence and best practice research to support six core provider leadership competencies: 

  • Management Skills (operations, finance, IT software)
  • Strategic Planning (inclusion, teams, relationships)
  • Knowledge of Healthcare (reimbursement, legislation, quality assessment, management)
  • Problem Solving (project management, lean)
  • Emotional Intelligence (assessment, feedback, leadership behaviors, coaching)
  • Communication (resilience, agility, influence, change)

This PLDI group will work with HHC Senior Executives, VPMAs and other C-suite industry leaders over the nine months. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with the HHC Executive Leaders in a small group setting to ask questions and interact in conversations about the changing environment of healthcare.

Watch this three minute video to see PLDI in action.

Thank you for your interest. Please fill in the application below to be considered for the 2019-2020 Provider Leadership Development Institute.


This program is being supported by Hartford HealthCare and offered at no charge to participants. 

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Essay questions

Agreement: Should you be accepted into the Provider Leadership Development Institute (PLDI), you agree to fully participate in the program, attend all sessions except as excused by your VPMA and the PLDI leader, complete a group project to be assigned during the program, and submit a reflection paper at the end of the program.

Contact Us

Rocco Orlando III, MD, Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Executive Program Sponsor

Jeff L. Cohen MD Chief Physician Officer HHCMG 

System Senior VP Physician and Provider Network Development

Executive Program Sponsor


Dr. Abbie Cartemanche-East Region & Dr. Jeff Finkelstein-Central Region

Dr. Ajay Kumar-Hartford Region & Dr. Paul Scalise Northwest Region

Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Program Champions


Catie Santarsiero, MSN, APRN, Organization Development Specialist
Program Leader

Clara Riley, Director, Organization Development
Program Advisor

Chelsea Jones, EEOD Associate