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
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:
Please visit our
website at www.imq.org We look forward to
welcoming you to IMQ!