May 2010 Volume 34 No. 5
Bylaws revisions approved

Medical Staff members have approved a series of revisions to the organization’s bylaws.

Nearly 94 percent of 297 active staff members voted in favor of the package of revisions. The election was held via e-mail during the last two weeks in April. Here are some highlights:

A new membership category of Administrative Staff was created for physicians who perform administrative and/or quality assessment work but do not see patients.

Adds two standing committees: an Interdisciplinary Practice Committee and a Cath Angio Medical Committee.

The courtesy admitting category was modified. Physicians in general surgery, surgical specialties, obstetrics and gynecology, or anesthesia cannot qualify for this category unless they actively practice at LPCH.

Requires pathology review by a pathologist with SHC privileges when outside evaluations are the basis of surgical procedures or major treatment decisions.

For an annotated text of the review and a summary, see the Medical Staff Website, http://medicalstaff.stanfordhospital.org/ or contact Debra Green, director of medical staff services, degreen@stanfordmed.org.