Clinical Staff Office
 

Patient Care Committee

Contacts

Administration: Michael Marquardt, Office of CMO
Co-Chairs: Lorna Facteau, DNS, RN, and Chris Ghaemmaghami, MD

Charge

The Patient Care Committee is an interdisciplinary committee charged with coordination and implementation of the Plan for Provision of Care for both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This committee reports directly to the Clinical Staff Executive Committee and addresses clinical practice issues that extend beyond the scope of practice for a single professional discipline (medicine, including nutrition, nursing, pharmacy, therapies, social work, etc.) in all settings across the continuum of care.

Membership: Chief Clinical Officer (co-chair), Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (co-chair) and Representation from clinical disciplines.

Meetings: The Patient Care Council shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chairs, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommends practice standards for patient care across the continuum of care
  • Provides oversight to practices related to anesthesia use outside of the OR setting
  • Provides direction and oversight for an effective Patient Education process
  • Provides organizational guidance regarding staff training and competency for clinical care
  • Approves nutritional and other clinical procedures, protocols and guidelines
  • Recommends clinical policies for approval
  • Provides direction and oversight for the Critical Care Subcommittee and the Acute Care Subcommittee
  • Approves and communicates criteria for competence in the various patient care settings
  • Collaborates with the Quality Council to monitor and improve patient care
  • Annually reviews and revises the Plan for Provision of Care and makes a report to the Medical Center Operating Board regarding the effectiveness of and recommended revisions to the Plan

Current Members

Voting Members  Area
Lorna Facteau, DNSc, RN, Co-Chair Chief Nursing Officer
Chris Ghaemmaghami MD, Co-Chair Chief Medical Officer 
Jan Allaire
Children's Practice
Joel Anderson, MSN
Adult Surgical Services
Tom Berry, MHA
Emergency Management
Michael Jaeger, MD
Anesthesiology
Bill Brady, MD
Resuscitation
Laurie Brock
EPIC
Forrest Calland, MD
ACMO, Acute Care
Randy Canterbury, MD
Psychiatry
Andrea Caulfield, MSN
Adult Critical Care
Jim Darin
Therapies
Jan DeArment
Laboratories
Daryl Gress, MD
ACMO, Critical Care
Holly Hintz, RN
Nursing Governance Programs
Jay Isbell, MD
Surgery
Tracey Justus
EPIC
Suzanne Fuhrmeister, MSN
Nursing Practice
Stephanie Mallow Corbett, PharmD
Pharmacy
Paul Matherne, MD
ACMO, Children's Hospital
Dan McCarter, MD
ACMO, Ambulatory Services
Robert O'Connor, MD
Emergency Department
Thomas Saul
Interim Chief of Ambulatory Services
Costi Sifri, MD
Infection Control
Jenny Dixon, MSN
PNSO President
Cindy Wesley, MSN
Patient Education
Ex-Officio/Non-Voting Members
Area
Stacy Crowell
Director, QPI
Gabrielle Marzani-Nissan, MD
Office of CMO
Beth Mehring, RN
Resuscitation