Clinical Staff Office
 

Allied Health Professionals Credentials Subcommittee

Allied Health Professionals Credentials Subcommittee

 

Charge

The Allied Health Professionals Subcommittee is responsible for assessing the qualification of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to provide health care services within the Health System and to be granted privileges commensurate with education, training, and experience.  The AHP Subcommittee will make recommendations to the Credentials Committee for action in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Clinical Staff Credentialing and Privileging manual and Resource Guide and Medical Center Policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the credentialing and privileging for AHP's to ensure that data related to qualifications and performance is collected and regularly assessed.
  • Ensure that information from peer review processes and performance improvement data collection is assessed and considered for each applicant who will be providing patient care as an allied health professional within the Health System.
  • Work cooperatively with programs in determining appropriate privileges for AHP's.
  • Refer AHPS to the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Recommend applicants for appointment and reappointment for AHP privileges within the Health System.
  • Participate in investigations of and fair hearing process involving AHP's.
  • Conduct annual reviews of credentialing/re-credentialing policies and procedures to comply with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards.

Meetings
The AHP Subcommittee shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair.  Currently, the meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.

Support
Administrative coordination is provided by Denise Stancil in the Clinical Staff Office.

Members

Stanton Nolan, M.D.
Surgery
Meg Barclay, ACNP
Digestive Health
Gary Cuccia, CRNA, Chair
OR
Liza Moorman, ACNP
Heart Center
Yvonne Newberry, FNP
OB/GYN
Patty Porterfield, LCSW
Psych and Neurobehavioral Sciences
John Skinner, PA
TCV
Tom Szabo, PA-C
Neurosurgery
Suzanne Waters, FNP Interventional Cardiology