Oh Where, Oh Where Has the Medical Staff Gone?

March 6, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


The TJC survey did not go as smoothly as hoped.  Two major deficiencies were related to the ancient and awkward medical staff bylaws and the dearth of evidence that the MEC met or acted on a regular basis.

No one on the medical staff has any interest in the bylaws and even less interest in attending a meeting to amend them.   The Medical Staff president said he calls meetings on an as-needed basis.  There hasn’t been a need in recent months. Now what?

Topic:          Can This Medical Staff, Any Medical Staff, Be Saved?

Faculty:      Linda Haddad  and  Katie Pakler

Listen live on March 6, 2018.  Or, purchase the recording (mp3 or CD) of this audio conference to share with medical staff members at an upcoming meeting or throughout the year.

Registration for March 2018 audio conference only (includes MP3):  $250/line (Additional lines are $50 each, limit 2 additional lines. Please call us to set up additional lines.)

Audio CD or MP3 of March 2018 audio conference only:  $250

Click here for a registration form to print and fax to us at 412.687.7692.

This audio conference is part of our 2018 Grand Rounds series. Order the entire series now for just $1,850 (12 Audio Conferences including MP3 of each).  Click here for more information.

Designed to be informative for any medical staff member, Grand Rounds 2018 should be particularly helpful for medical staff leadership:  Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key medical staff committees. 

If you have new members in any of these important positions, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for direct education that we guarantee will be helpful to them in their new roles.



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the factors contributing to the malaise/apathy of the medical staff organization;
  • Address specific functions unique to the medical staff that are critical to a hospital’s success;
  • Pursue projects and techniques created by other medical staffs to energize the medical staff and contribute to its effectiveness; and
  • Identify alternatives if the process fails.

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.


Audio Conference Registration:   $1,850/line for all twelve 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (includes BONUS Sexual Harassment Grand Rounds on January 23, 2018).

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,850/line for all 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (includes Bonus Sexual Harassment Grand Rounds).

Audio Conference & MP3:     $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (Participation and MP3).

CD Only:        $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Round recordings.
MP3 Only:    $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Round recordings.

Mix and Match:  $250 for participation in each 2018 Grand Rounds audio conferences.