OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce that Anne Graves, the hospital’s medical staff coordinator has achieved her certification as a Certified Professional in Medical Staff Management (CPMSM) from the Certification Commission of National Association of Medical Staff Services.
Graves took the CPMSM exam during a weekend late last year and after 175 multiple choice questions, two hours later and completion of the exam, she successfully passed. She just recently received her certification papers.
The CPMSM exam focuses on the management role in the medical staff services field as follows:
Credentialing and Privileging – Develop, Manage, Conduct and Maintain Credentialing and Privileging Processes (38% content)
Ongoing Monitoring and Compliance – Regulatory Requirements, Accreditation Standards and Organizational Policies and Procedures (27% content)
Department Operations – Budget, Staffing, Reports, Minutes, Robert’s Rules of Order, Preparation of Materials for Meetings (agendas, minutes, follow-up) (20% content)
System Management – Work Independently, Collaborating with Others, Critical Thinking, Develop policies and applicable tools (15% content)
To achieve the CPMSM Certification coupled with the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Certification that Anne obtained in October 2013 is a huge professional accomplishment. In the field of Medical Staff Professionals having dual certification is an achievement that is not ordinary. Dual certification is often seen in very large hospital systems and/or held by consultants in the field.
“We are proud of Anne’s new certification,” stated Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center, “she has gone beyond her job requirements to become a dual certified professional in Medical Staff Services and we are honored to have her as an employee.”
According to Graves, “I believe this is another example of the type of quality service OakBend Medical Center strives to retain for our patients, physicians and community.”