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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Good Samaritan Hospital has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education activities provided by Good Samaritan Hospital meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.

CME Mission Statement

Good Samaritan Hospital’s purpose of the CME Program is to broaden and enhance the competence and performance of physicians so they can provide and help facilitate high quality, evidence-based, and culturally relevant care to the patients they serve in the community.

The content of our CME activities will be designed so that it disseminates current, relevant, practical, evidence-based, cultural and linguistic competent, medical and scientific information. This information will be based on physician core competencies, hospital performance improvement initiatives, practice gaps in the knowledge, competence, or performance of our medical staff, and/or practice gaps in the current systems used in the hospital to facilitate the improvement of patient care.

Our target audience consists of physicians who practice at Good Samaritan Hospital, community physicians who use the hospital as a tertiary center, and physicians who on a national level desire to take advantage of the experience and expertise offered from the various specialty departments of care at the hospital. Other Healthcare professionals who serve as team members with physicians will be invited and included in the educational event.

The types of activities we plan fall into these categories:

  1. Live, 1 hour to multi-hour courses targeted at the primary care level
  2. Regularly Scheduled Series’ mainly for specialties and sub-specialties
  3. Enduring materials (if the need arises)
  4. Joint-sponsor CME

We expect that when we design our CME activities based on an identified gap analysis, our 2014 CME outcomes will be:

  1. Improved physician knowledge & competence by 20%
  2. Improved physician performance as measured by hospital collected data
  3. Improved hospital-wide systems used to improve patient outcomes

For more information about Continuing Medical Education requirements and online resources, click here.

CME Special Events

Check back for special events.

Regularly Scheduled Series

Email us at cme@goodsam.org or call (213)-977-2331.

 

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