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Continuing Medical Education

The PinnacleHealth Continuing Medical Education Department has been accredited since 1984 through the Pennsylvania Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education programs for physicians.

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Thank you for your interest in Continuing Medical Education at PinnacleHealth. 

The office of Continuing Medical Education services the needs of our integrated health care delivery system. We deliver programs to support providers in various areas of healthcare such as primary care, medicine, pediatrics, surgery and cardiology. We also develop programs that educate staff on patient safety, confidentiality and the legal aspects of medicine. Participants include PinnacleHealth physicians, community and affiliated physicians, residents and other healthcare providers.

Our staff provides conferences, seminars, workshops, Intranet materials and jointly sponsored activities. Outcomes are measured by assessing the use of disease management protocols, improvement in quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Goals of the CME Program

To more effectively meet the educational needs of personnel and staff that are relevant to the overall mission of the continuing medical education program:
  • Plan continuing medical education activities in accordance with the current Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Design continuing medical education activities using educational methods and technology appropriate for the accomplishment of activity objectives
  • Implement continuing medical education activities by utilizing standardized procedures for planning, approval, implementation and evaluation
  • Evaluate the educational effectiveness of each individual continuing medical education activity based on the established objectives and identified needs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the overall program of continuing medical education relative to the Mission Statement of Pinnacle Health
  • Operate the CME program within an organizational framework that optimizes administrative effectiveness, emphasizes a commitment to service and demonstrates responsible use of institutional resources.