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Committees

Below you will find a list of Medical-Dental Staff Committees of Christiana Care that carry out functions delegated to the Medical-Dental Staff by the Board.

 

Bylaws Committee 

 

Purpose

To regularly review and update the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and other policies of the Medical-Dental Staff; and recommend changes to the Medical Executive Committee.

Chair

David Bercaw, M.D.

Schedule

2nd Tuesday of the month at Noon

Staff Credentials Committee 

Purpose

Reviews the credentials of all applicants for appointment and reappointment to Medical-Dental Staff. This committee also reviews all applicants seeking to practice as credential health care providers (e.g., advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and optometrists).

Chair

Richard Hindin, M.D.

Schedule

3rd Wednesday of the month at Noon.

Graduate Medical Education Committee 

Purpose

This committee has the overall responsibility of planning, coordinating, approving and evaluating the educational programs of the various departments, including undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate.

Chair

Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH

Schedule

4th Wednesday of the month 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Nominating Committee 

Purpose

This committee identifies qualified candidates from the

Medical-Dental Staff for positions of President Elect,

Secretary-Treasurer, and for At-Large positions of the

Medical Executive Committee.

Chair

Immediate Past President of the Staff

Schedule

Ad hoc basis.

Medical- Dental Staff Peer Review Committee 

Purpose

This committee oversees the three performance areas of the Peer Review Process: Administrative, Clinical and Behavioral.

Chair

President, Medical-Dental Staff

Schedule

2nd Friday of each month at 7:00 a.m.

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee 

Purpose

Oversee the safe use of medication throughout the institution. 

Chair

Gerard Fulda, M.D.

Schedule

2nd Tuesday of the month at Noon 

 

Additional Committees designated by Medical Executive Committee or President’s Cabinet        

Infection Control Committee

Chair

Marci L. Drees, M.D.

Schedule

3rd Monday of the month from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Nutrition Care Functional Improvement Committee

Purpose

Oversees the provision of appropriate nutrition care to include the delivery of food and nutrition therapy throughout the organization.

Chair

Michael DePietro, M.D.

Schedule

3rd Tuesday per quarter at Noon unless otherwise noted

Radiation Safety Committee

Purpose

Monitors the radiation safety program and the safe use of machine-produced radiation as well.

Chair

Timothy Manzone, M.D.

Schedule

First Thursday per quarter at Noon unless otherwise noted

Code Blue

Purpose

Oversees the inpatient program for response to medical emergencies

Chair

Marc T. Zubrow, M.D.

Schedule

1st Monday of every other month at 2:30 p.m.

Critical Care

Purpose

Oversees the quality of services within critical care and special care units

Chair

Marc T. Zubrow, M.D.

Schedule

1st Tuesday of every other month at Noon

Pain and Palliative Care

Purpose

Attends to, improves, and coordinates Pain Management and Palliative Care throughout the institution as well as within the community at large.

Chair

John Goodill, M.D.

Schedule

2nd Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m.

Ethics

Purpose

This committee provides the framework to address ethical issues that arise throughout the organization.

Chair

John Goodill, M.D.

Schedule

3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m.

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