St. Mark's Hospital - January 24, 2018

October 2017

  • Dr. J. Kent Thorne announced as Department Chair for the newly formed Department of Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery.
  • The revision of the Bylaws, Credentials Policy & Organizational Manual were approved.

November 2017

  • Pediatric privilege list revised with clarification regarding frenulotomies.
  • Podiatry privileges have been revised to core privileges.
  • Robotic surgery privileges have been updated to include criteria for globus excelsius.
  • Annual dues were revised/updated to the following:
    • Active staff ($500 application fee/$400 reappointment)
    • Courtesy staff ($500 application fee/$500 reappointment)
    • Ambulatory Staff (previously known as affiliate staff, $100 application/$100 reappointment)
    • Telemedicine (newly created category,$500 application/$400 reappointment)
    • Locum Tenens (newly created category,$500 application/$400 reappointment)
    • Advanced Practice Professionals (application fee $200)
  • Department of Medicine announced they would host their first department meeting in January.

December 2017

  • Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery hosted their first department meeting. Currently we have a 3-Star rating for mitral value and a 3-Star rating in CABG & atrial valve.
  • Medicine department will add an educational portion to their department meetings (they will not be CME educational sessions).

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