06 Nov 2013 11:25:18 MST Written by: Julie Disher
Montrose, CO: The Colorado Medical Society Committee on Professional Education and Accreditation awarded its highest accreditation level to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at Montrose Memorial Hospital. This honor, “Accreditation with Commendation,” is awarded to CME programs that adhere to all 22 CME criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
To receive commendation, MMH had to demonstrate that they use CME as a tool to improve quality performance and health outcomes, and that they collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to further improve quality.
Montrose Memorial Hospital’s CME program was first accredited in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first program accredited in the State of Colorado. Over 100 hours of instruction are offered each year and include formal lectures from a variety of medical specialists, case presentation conferences and videoconferencing with other institutions. Dr. Mike Benziger and Dr. Mike Brezinsky oversee the development of CME programs along with Julie Disher and Nancy Abel, with input from the hospital’s Continuing Medical Education Committee and the Fall Clinics Committee.
MMH is one of only a few hospitals in the state of Colorado that requires a physician to complete CME as part of their medical staff membership.
“We congratulate the medical staff on their standards and achievements of excellence” said Dave Hample, CEO.