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Conemaugh Health System Accredited for Continuing Medical Education for Physicians
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Posted: 2013-03-06

The Conemaugh Health System has been surveyed by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and awarded “Provisional Accreditation” for 2 years to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The decision by the Pennsylvania Medical Society was based on Conemaugh Health System’s self study report, evidence of performance in practice, and the accreditation interview. Conemaugh Health System demonstrated compliance in the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essential Elements and Criteria required for Provisional Accreditation. Accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Conemaugh Health System provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports health care quality improvement.

The Conemaugh Health System CME Steering Committee, along with the Department of Continuing Education, were instrumental in the survey preparation, data collection and the accreditation interview. The Conemaugh Health System gratefully acknowledges the committee members and staff whose dedication contributed to the survey's successful outcome.

“Achieving accreditation demands a high level of commitment and effort. Our status as an accredited organization allows us to provide our community with an extra measure of confidence in the competence of its health care providers,” says Gayle Denk, Manager, Continuing Education.

Conemaugh Health System is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and is a Training Center for the American Heart Association.

Conemaugh Health System is hosting recognized national speakers at several upcoming educational events including:

  • 6th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium on April 27, 2013, at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
  • 3rd Annual Emergency Physician Educational Summit on May 6 & 7, 2013, at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort
  • 1st Annual Keystone Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Summit on the Lake on May 31, 2013, at Lake Raystown Resort

For more information or to register for educational opportunities provided by Conemaugh Health System, visit our website at www.conemaugh.org/learninginstitute.

About the Conemaugh Health System
Serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs; Conemaugh Health System (CHS) is the largest healthcare provider in West Central Pennsylvania with 4,500+ employees and 350 physicians. Conemaugh Health System (CHS) has been named an IMS Top 100 Integrated HealthCare Network and continues to be recognized nationally for excellent patient outcomes including HealthGrades recognition for clinical outcomes among the top 5% in the nation for maternity, women’s health and orthopedic surgery.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121
Email: abradle@conemaugh.org