Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Continuing Medical Education Receives Recognition from Medical Association of Georgia

CME Program Becomes First in State to Receive This Honor

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group of Georgia, Inc. (TSPMG) has been honored with the highest possible accreditation status by the Medical Association of Georgia. TSPMG, which exclusively treats Kaiser Permanente patients in Georgia, was honored with “accreditation with commendation” for a 6-year term.

In garnering the honor, the TSPMG Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) demonstrated excellence in all 15 basic criteria areas plus the seven optional criteria required for accreditation with commendation.

Kaiser Permanente is the first in the state to receive accreditation with commendation for a 6-year term under new, more stringent criteria. MAG is granted authority to accredit intrastate CME providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Nearly 50 Georgia health care organizations apply for accreditation.

“The Office of CME strives to offer quality continuing medical education activities and considers it an honor to be recognized as one of the best in the state of Georgia”, said Sandra Gauthier, manager of Continuing Medical Education for TSPMG.

“We feel it is not enough to only have excellent CME activities, but also to be able to measure whether or not they make a difference in patient care,” she added. “The participation of CME Committee members, medical group leadership and the support and hard work of our dedicated staff made this recognition possible.”
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