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The purpose of the Physician Clinical Council (PCC) is to bring the perspective of representative physicians to the administrative decision making process under the direction of the President of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
The objectives are:
Mission Statement: Build a community of trust that enhances communication to facilitate decision making that ultimately optimizes patient care.
The Physician Clinical Council is composed of physicians who represent the major services and disciplines offered by St. Joseph's. There are 12 physician representatives, but that number may be changed from time to time as appropriate and as determined by the hospital President. Each representative physician on the PCC is paired with an administrative leader. Each of these pairs is responsible for representing a defined set of clinical services.
The Physician Clinical Council meets for 90 minutes on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays every month. If a physician member of the PCC is unable to attend regularly, the hospital President may opt to seek a replacement physician who is able to represent the same set of clinical services.
Each physician who represents a set of clinical services will:
Physician Clinical Council physician representatives serve for a three year term. A representative may serve up to three consecutive terms subject to the hospital President’s approval.
Each member of the Physician Clinical Council, both administrative and physician, commits to, understands and agrees to abide by the following meeting principles and expectations, to: