February 22, 2010 -
Olympic Medical Center employee Sally Rowland recently passed a certification exam through the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). Rowland is now a certified provider credentialing specialist (CPCS).
“I am very pleased to recognize Sally on achieving the CPCS Certification,” says Jeanne Alderson, director of medical staff services. “Medical staff specialists are the people behind the scenes who make certain the credentials of all practitioners who are caring for patients at Olympic Medical Center are correct and certified.”
A native of Port Angeles, Rowland has more than 20 years of experience as an office manager in non-profit sectors and has been working for Olympic Medical for nine years. She joined the Medical Staff Services department in 2005.
To become a certified provider credentialing specialist, one must maintain compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies; participate in the development and implementation of credentialing processes and procedures; perform credentialing of physicians, allied health and other practitioners; oversee or participate in the development of and adherence to governance bylaws, department rules and regulations, policies pertaining to medical staff, practitioner and the organization; and collect and maintain an accurate practitioner database and analyze verification of information.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.