LuAnn Dixon Receives Credential

LUANN DIXON EARNS CERTIFIED INFECTION CONTROL CREDENTIAL
Milwaukee, WI [Date] – CBIC has announced that LuAnn Dixon, Infection Control Prevention of Madison Memorial Hospital has earned the Certified in Infection Control (CIC®) credential and has demonstrated a mastery of infection prevention and control knowledge by taking and passing this comprehensive examination. Certification is maintained through successful completion of a re-certification examination every five years.
The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. CBIC®) administers the exam certifying individuals as Certified in Infection Control (CIC”). The purpose of the certification process is to protect the public by providing standardized measurement of current basic knowledge needed for persons practicing infection control; encouraging individual growth and study, thereby promoting professionalism among infection prevention and control professionals; and formally recognizing infection prevention and control professionals who fulfill the requirements for certification. Individuals who earn their CIC® credential join approximately 5,000 practitioners worldwide who are Certified in Infection Control. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredits CBIC’s certification program, which signifies that CBIC has met the highest national voluntary standards for private certification. CBIC periodically conducts job analyses to assure that certification measures current practices and knowledge required for infection prevention and control and applied epidemiology.
The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) is a voluntary autonomous multidisciplinary board that provides direction for and administers the certification process for professionals in infection prevention and control and applied epidemiology. CBIC is independent and separate from any other infection control – related organization or association. For more information about CBIC, visit www.cbic.org.

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Physician Privileges

Physician Privilege Determination at Madison Memorial Hospital

Rexburg, Idaho – December 12, 2016. For the community’s information, Madison Memorial Hospital provides the following information to the public about how the hospital determines which physicians and other healthcare providers practice medicine within the hospital, and the process by which those decisions are made.

Permission to admit patients to the hospital, or to provide treatments or perform procedures, is granted in the form of “privileges.” As this implies, practicing within the hospital is not a right, nor a guarantee, but a privilege, which must be applied for by the practitioner. Practitioners of various specialties are granted permission to provide treatments only within the specific scope of their training, education, and clinical competence, which must be proven prior to the granting of privileges. Applications for privileges are reviewed by a body of physician representatives, who are elected by their peers. After receiving information from physicians within the various departments of the hospital, this body, called the Medical Executive Committee, gives a recommendation regarding the applicant, and the final decision for the granting or denial of privileges is made by the Madison Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, who are volunteer members of the community.

Once privileges are granted, they must also be maintained through a system of review and renewal which occurs, in our case, every two years. By meeting requirements for licensure and continuing education, demonstrating good outcomes, and following recognized medical protocols and standards of care, physicians prove the ability to keep their hospital privileges. Privileges can be placed in jeopardy when physicians fail to meet these requirements, or when they engage in disruptive behavior in the hospital. In nearly every case, exhaustive efforts are made to improve the level of the practitioner’s care or conduct through educational, rehabilitative, or disciplinary pathways, before the hospital resorts to the removal of hospital privileges.

If the Medical Executive Committee does recommend removal of privileges, the physician is entitled to due process, known as a “fair hearing,” before the Board makes its decision. While not the same, a fair hearing is similar to a court trial, in that the physician and the Medical Executive Committee each call witnesses to testify, introduce evidence, and present arguments. Each party is allowed legal representation. The evidence is heard by a panel of three individuals, typically composed of physicians and legal professionals. Care is taken to ensure that those on the hearing panel are impartial, unbiased, and free of conflicts of interest, such as competitive factors. Once all of the evidence and arguments have been heard, the panel deliberates together at length before issuing its written recommendation to the Board. The panel’s opinion may agree with, disagree with, or completely depart from the recommendation of the Medical Executive Committee. In any case, given this information the final decision then rests with the Board.

This process is set forth and governed by the hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, which we are legally required to follow, and which we do follow. The main intent of the privileging process is to protect the integrity of the practice of medicine in the hospital, and the patients we serve. It also helps to ensure a safe working environment for our staff, who work shoulder to shoulder with our physicians, day in and day out. Care is also taken during the process to ensure that physicians are treated fairly, and safeguarded against the possibility of bullying, anticompetitive campaigns, or “witch hunts.” It is a fair, private, and thorough process that we employ as an effective means of quality control. The details of a fair hearing are confidential under state and federal law. The ability to provide self-governance by the Medical Staff when granting and removing privileges is an essential and integral part of how any hospital functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-Diabetes Class

Our Pre-Diabetes classes are offered for anyone wanting to create a healthier lifestyle and avoid future health risks. We offer classes the first Thursday of every month from 6-8 PM in the Rexburg City Hall Building. Classes are $25 for valuable information and a personalized food and exercise plan.

 

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National Radiology Week

Madison Memorial Hospital would like to thank their Radiology Technologists! These employees exceed patient Expectations by providing quality driven Exceptional service in their interactions. They love helping each patient, and treat them like a guest in their home. Their talent radiates to ensure the guests are getting the best care while putting each guest at ease. Recently, a young guest came in for a difficult exam. The Technologists was able to connect with the guest quickly, soon the guest was relaxed and comfortable during the exam. Thank you for your outstanding service in our community! To enjoy a virtual visit to this impressive Radiology Department click below!

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Da Vinci Open House

Be a surgeon today with our new Da Vinci Surgical System from 2-7pm at Madison Memorial Hospital.

da Vinci SURGICAL SYSTEM open house for the public is today, (10-26), from 2-7 pm.

Posted by Madison Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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