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:
- Live, 1 hour to multi-hour courses targeted at the primary care level
- Regularly Scheduled Series’ mainly for specialties and sub-specialties
- Enduring materials (if the need arises)
- Joint-sponsor CME
We expect that when we design our CME activities based on an identified
gap analysis, our 2014 CME outcomes will be:
- Improved physician knowledge & competence by 20%
- Improved physician performance as measured by hospital collected data
- Improved hospital-wide systems used to improve patient outcomes
For more information about Continuing Medical Education requirements and
CME Special Events
Check back for special events.
Email us at
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