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Changes proposed for Salem Health Medical Staff Bylaws and Credentials Procedural Manual

20 Jan 2019

Changing to better meet the needs of our patients and medical staff

By: Kelly Aebi, Medical Staff office manager

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The Bylaws Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the MEC, has proposed addition of a new medical staff membership category.  This recommendation has been reviewed by the MEC and Board Governance Committee and now comes to the medical staff for consideration and vote.

As members of the Salem Health medical staff seek to expand services, technology and techniques available to our community, a role for physicians from outside our community and perhaps even state being present to provide long term coaching support to our medical staff and meet best practices as recommended by vendors has been identified.

A group of stakeholders representing medical staff and administration reviewed our processes and in response to this identified need propose the Clinical Advisor staff category.  Input was sought from the Oregon Medical Board and regional and national hospital systems in making this proposal, which we hope will support our active Medical Staff members as they continually seek to innovate and bring best practices to Salem Health and our community.

Download a draft of the Medical Staff bylaws here.
Download a draft of the Credentials Procedure Manual here

Please email me with questions or feedback by end of business on February 3.  As per our Bylaws, the proposed revision to the Bylaws will be presented to the active medical staff for vote prior to being forwarded to the Medical Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for final approval.  The corresponding proposed revision to the Credentials Procedural Manual will be posted for comment for 14 days prior to returning to the MEC and the Board of Trustees for final approval.