Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Medical Staff Coordinator Jodi Christopher of Crosby recently passed the certifying exam as a Professional in Medical Services Management. The gold standard for her field, this certification verifies Christopher’s extensive knowledge of medical staff bylaws, hospital procedures and standards, management processes and accreditation standards, and policies and procedures.
Christopher is also certified as a Provider Credentialing Specialist by the The Certification Commission of National Association Medical Staff Services. Her responsibilities include maintaining compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies; participating in the development and implementation of credentialing processes and procedures; credentialing of physicians, allied health and other practitioners; overseeing adherence to governance bylaws, department rules and regulations, policies pertaining to medical staff, practitioner/provider and the organization; and collecting and maintaining an accurate practitioner database and analyzing verification information.
A member of CRMC’s staff for 14 years; she has been in credentialing for five years. She also served as a Critical Care Clerk and Registered Nursing Assistant at CRMC and as a supervisor and cashier for Holiday Stationstores. A graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School, she also studied in an accounting clerk program at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.