The Patient Care Committee is an interdisciplinary committee charged with coordination and implementation of the Plan for Provision of Care for both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This committee reports directly to the Clinical Staff Executive Committee and addresses clinical practice issues that extend beyond the scope of practice for a single professional discipline (medicine, including nutrition, nursing, pharmacy, therapies, social work, etc.) in all settings across the continuum of care. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommends practice standards for patient care across the continuum of care
  • Provides oversight to practices related to anesthesia use outside of the OR setting
  • Provides direction and oversight for an effective Patient Education process
  • Provides organizational guidance regarding staff training and competency for clinical care
  • Approves nutritional and other clinical procedures, protocols and guidelines
  • Recommends clinical policies for approval
  • Provides direction and oversight for the Critical Care Subcommittee, the Acute Care Subcommittee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Ambulatory Care Committee, Patient/Family Education Committee and Transfusion Committee
  • Approves and communicates criteria for competence in the various patient care settings
  • Collaborates with the Quality Committee to monitor and improve patient care
  • Annually reviews and revises the Plan for Provision of Care and makes a report to the Medical Center Board regarding the effectiveness of and recommended revisions to the Plan
The Patient Care Committee is an interdisciplinary committee charged with coordination and implementation of the Plan for Provision of Care for both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This committee reports directly to the Clinical Staff Executive Committee and addresses clinical practice issues that extend beyond the scope of practice for a single professional discipline (medicine, including nutrition, nursing, pharmacy, therapies, social work, etc.) in all settings across the continuum of care. Membership: Chief Nursing Officer (co-chair), Chief Medical Officer (co-chair) and Representation from clinical disciplines. • Staff Support is provided by Patient Care Services Meetings: The Patient Care Committee shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chairs, but not less than quarterly. Duties and Responsibilities: • Recommends practice standards for patient care across the continuum of care • Provides oversight to practices related to anesthesia use outside of the OR setting • Provides direction and oversight for an effective Patient Education process • Provides organizational guidance regarding staff training and competency for clinical care • Approves nutritional and other clinical procedures, protocols and guidelines • Recommends clinical policies for approval • Provides direction and oversight for the Critical Care Subcommittee, the Acute Care Subcommittee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Ambulatory Care Committee, Patient/Family Education Committee and Transfusion Committee • Approves and communicates criteria for competence in the various patient care settings • Collaborates with the Quality Committee to monitor and improve patient care • Annually reviews and revises the Plan for Provision of Care and makes a report to the Medical Center Board regarding the effectiveness of and recommended revisions to the Plan

Voting Member

Area/Specialty

Anderson, Joel

Critical Care Subcommittee

Angle, J. Fritz

Radiology

Anthony, Bob

Sedation, Alarms Subcmtes

Barth, Denise

QPI

Brady, Bill

Resuscitation Subcommittee

Burt-Solorzano, Christine

Gender Health Cmte

Carnes, James

Radiology

Casey, Catherine

Gender Health Cmte

DeArment, Jennifer

Laboratory

Enfield, Kyle

Critical Care

Gorham, James

Transfusion Cmte

Hanshew, Michael

Office of CMO

Harmon, Evan

GME

Haywood, Nathan

GME

Henley, Nicole

Nursing Practice Cmte

Hintz, Holly

Nursing Governance

Hughes, Jamie

Informatics

Jenkins, Matthew

Pharmacy

Malinowski, Tom

Therapies

Mays, Lori

Patient/Family Education

McDaniel, Lynn

Children's Practice

O'Connor, Robert

ED

Owens, Deb

Children's Hospital Practice Cmte

Rea, Kathleen

CNS

Rich, George

Perioperative Services

Saavedra, Art

Ambulatory

Sifri, Costi

Infection Control

Taylor, Julia

Ethics

Trotter, Barb

PNSO President

Via, Donna

Perioperative Services

Wehrli, Gay

Medical Labs / Transfusion Med

Willcutts, Kate

Nutrition