Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sinai Hospital Employees Achieve ACMPE Certification

Eight Sinai Hospital employees recently completed a year-long process to achieve certification from the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Vice President Lorrie Liang led a group of hospital employees - Chris Jorgenson, Mike Stein, Mary Jane Herbert, Nisha Gupta, Donald Abrams, Stefanie Thomas and Charles Efird - in achieving the certification. The group is pictured at right.

"It's been a long journey," Liang says. "To be nominated into the college, one must have three years in a leadership role, 50 hours of continuing education, and letters of reference. To become certified, one must pass a 350 question objective exam and a three essay exam."

In August, the group took the exams, which focused on quality, risk, governance, finance, operations, information technology, human resources and patient care services. The employees began the application process in August of 2009, and all successfully passed the exams on the first attempt.

"It's huge that we all became certified," Liang says. "This designation demonstrates competence and excellence."

Thomas, a financial administrator at Sinai, says the team supported each other through the rigorous certification process. "It is a testament to the dedication of everyone in the group that all eight of us have been certified and passed both exams on the first attempt," she says.

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