Medical Staff Services
Welcome to Medical Staff Services
A word from Jeffrey Dodd, M.D., Chief of Staff:
Jeffery Dodd, M.D.
Chief of Staff
Tahoe Forest Health System
I am honored to be able to represent the medical staff as Chief of Staff. Tahoe Forest Hospital continues to be ranked as one of the best rural hospitals in the country and provide absolutely outstanding care. Healthcare delivery has been changing rapidly and thanks to the great leadership we have had, Tahoe Forest has been able to not only survive the changes, but also to flourish. The medical staff is committed to keeping care of the highest quality and to share that knowledge with future medical providers. We continue our partnership with UC Davis and have seen residents rotate through the Rural Prime program. Dr. Palmer has been very active in training residents in radiation oncology, and we see many medical students and physician assistant students from multiple programs. Of particular interest to me is the progress we have made in increasing efficiency and decreasing costs. We have started an orthopedic service line to help decrease the cost of implants to patients, improve and standardize the care from start to finish and streamline the process for all involved. We will see other areas follow suit with dedicated service lines in the near future. In trying to anticipate the future needs of the community, we are also over two years into a project to improve the orthopedic services in our community. The program is currently being run as a community-based advisory committee and is not hospital-driven.
As we head into a new era, there is going to be considerable change. In the 11 years I have been associated with the hospital, it has grown considerably in the services it provides and has done a remarkable job of keeping quality top notch. My goal is to help try to align the medical staff, administration and community so the hospital can continue on its path to prosperity.
For information about joining our team, please contact the Medical Staff Services office at (530) 582-6640.
What is Medical Staff Services?
The Medical Staff Services office is responsible for the administrative and medical-legal aspects of the Medical Staff organization. These services include:
- Providing for the development, establishment and enforcement of Medical Staff bylaws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Ensuring quality patient care through the credentialing and biennial recredentialing of the medical and allied health professional staff.
- Management of the Anesthesia, OB/Peds, Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine Departments, and the Medical Executive Committee.
- Maintaining the physician information database.
- Management of medical staff quality and physician performance.
Medical Staff Services
Catherine Hammond, CPMSM, Interim Director
Sandi Spaich, RN, Performance Review Coordinator
Fax: (530) 582-6344
Lisa Anderson, CPCS, Medical Staff Coordinator
Robin Ward, CME and Hospitalist Coordinator