Operation Access is seeking surgeons and specialists who admit to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, St. Helena Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, and want to volunteer locally to help individuals who lack health insurance, are low-income, and require an outpatient procedure. The three participating hospitals have generously agreed to cover all costs of procedures performed through Operation Access.
For the last twenty-two years, Operation Access has been organizing medical volunteers and arranging surgical and specialty care in the Bay Area, and this year has expanded its program to Napa County. Now some of Napa County’s most underprivileged may be eligible for donated surgical and specialty care, thanks to the combined efforts of local hospitals and clinics. However, the program’s success depends on the involvement of local surgeons and specialists.
For information on how to become involved as a volunteer, please contact Napa Program Manager Daniel Rabkin at (415) 733-0004. Please visit the Operation Access website at www.operationaccess.org.
YOUR PARTICIPATION CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Are you looking for a new activity? IMQ is looking for physicians, who may be interested in becoming surveyors for the Ambulatory Care Review Program, which accredits surgery centers, offices, and medical groups in California.
The surveyors contribute directly to the improved quality of care. They interact with colleagues throughout the state, and see best practices and innovation beyond their own medical community. The time commitment is 3 to 4 surveys a year, depending on volume.
The general qualifications for an IMQ surveyor are:
- CMA membership is required (or other state medical association) for MDs
- Meaningful involvement in a related program
- Active in medicine
- Peer recommendations
- A letter of recommendation from the county medical society
The qualities sought in an IMQ surveyor are excellent communication skills, diplomacy, efficiency, fairness, flexibility, good judgment, reliability, ability to present ideas in a constructive and positive manner, and enthusiasm for learning.
Ambulatory Surveys, with the exception of medical groups, usually require a full day on-site. There is documentation to be reviewed prior to the survey and a survey report form to be completed after the survey.
For all surveys, travel expenses plus honorarium are paid. Every effort is made to schedule surveys in a convenient location, but locations must be clear of conflict of interest for the surveyor.
Surveyors must attend an annual surveyor training and there is an observation period for new surveyors prior to actively surveying.
For more information, please call Victoria Samper at (415) 882-5173 or email: email@example.com
Please visit our website at www.imq.org We look forward to welcoming you to IMQ!