Flowers Hospital’s Continuing Medical Education Program Receives Reaccreditation from State Medical Association
Dothan, AL (September 17, 2010) -The Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) has reaccredited Flowers Hospital’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. The reaccreditation process, which occurs every four years, demonstrates Flowers Hospital’s compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) accreditation standards.
“The CME program offered at Flowers Hospital offers valuable education opportunities to our medical staff, as well as physicians from surrounding areas,” said Dr. Bob Hagler, Chairman of the CME Committee. “Keeping our physicians current on advancements in medicine and patient safety benefit both physicians in private practice and patients within the hospital.”
Continuing medical education activities offer physicians the opportunity to enhance their medical knowledge and skills. In order to obtain and maintain state licensure and medical specialty board certification, physicians are expected to meet CME requirements. CME activities occur monthly at Flowers Hospital and in 2010 included topics such as Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Restoration, and Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. Flowers Hospital has provided continuing medical education to physicians since 1979.
“Flowers Hospital’s CME program is committed to fulfilling its mission of providing quality continuing education opportunities to physicians,” said Suzanne Woods, Interim CEO. “By providing activities that enhance and refresh the skills of our physicians, we are able to continue our tradition of delivering quality healthcare to our patients and the communities we are privileged to serve.”