NCMS and BCMS Present Medical Staff Boot Camp November 19

In a well-run hospital, the medical staff understands and uses its sphere of control effectively, but if the medical staff misunderstands its role or neglects its powers, the hospital, patients and staff will suffer. How effective is your medical staff?

These and other questions will be answered at the 2009 Fall Conference Evening Session for Physicians: Empowering the Hospital’s Medical Staff, presented by the NCMS and the Buncombe County Medical Society (BCMS) on Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Doubletree Hotel in Asheville.

Medical Staff Boot Camp is a balanced survey and analysis of the rights, duties and prerogatives of the organized medical staff at North Carolina hospitals. The program will cover organizational and operational issues and the balance of powers between organized staff, the hospital’s governing body, its administration and individual physicians. Vignettes drawn from real examples will be used to illustrate practical questions of communication among all the parties at the hospital and ways to implement improvements for the benefit of the patients, the hospital and the medical community. Topics also include staff rights and duties under state law, Joint Commission’s standards, Medicare conditions of participation, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, and case law.

For more information and to register, go to: and click the “Calendar” tab, then view events for November 19.  If your local medical society or organization is interested in hosting the Medical Staff Boot Camp, please contact Melanie Phelps at 800-722-1350 or [email protected].

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  • Kate Queen

    DO we need to register for the Medical Staff Boot Camp event ?
    I did not see any mention of the need to do that

    Thanks –