Peer Review Council
By Chris Price, MD, Chief of Staff
I first want to personally congratulate you for being part of Banner’s Best of the Best. It was announced in the last issue that Banner Gateway was named Best of the Best for the second year in a row. This is such an honor and really speaks to the great patient care that we provide here. Without your hard work and dedication, we would not have received this award, so thank you for everything that you do and continue to do.
I also want to take the opportunity to inform you about a systemwide team I sit on called the Peer Review Council. This group, consisting of Chief Medical Officers and Chiefs of Staff from all hospitals within the system, meets monthly to discuss potential issues and opportunities for improvement. For example, last month the focus was on risk management becoming more involved with our Medical Staff Services departments in the future. This will allow us to ensure we are keeping our patients safe and continually providing the best care.
This group also looks for opportunities to standardize practice across the system and eliminate duplicate work. This truly is a team full of talent and innovation and I am very lucky to be a member. If any of you would like to know more about what is discussed in these meetings, please let me know and I will share it with you.
As always, thanks for everything you do! I appreciate it and of course your patients appreciate it.