Medical Staff Services
Welcome to Medical Staff Services
A word from Gina Barta, M.D., Chief of Staff:
Gina Barta, M.D.
Chief of Staff
Tahoe Forest Health System
I am proud to represent the Tahoe Forest Hospital District as Chief of Staff. More importantly, Iím constantly amazed at the high caliber of employees and physicians who continually strive for excellent patient care at our hospital. Our committed team was recently awarded the California Council for Excellence Gold level award, which recognizes organizations in California that demonstrate exceptional healthcare performance. Moreover, our patients agree. The hospitalís patient satisfaction rates are high, and continually outperform other hospitals of the same size, according to Press Ganey, the leading voluntary survey company for healthcare in the US. These recognitions help affirm our dedication to delivering high quality healthcare in the communities we serve.
In addition, our partnership with UC Davis Health System and its Rural PRIME program allow many of our local physicians to serve as volunteer clinical faculty at UC Davis Medical School. This unique program allows UC Davis Medical students to rotate and work with our local physicians in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe as part of their MD and MPH programs. We also have physicians who work with the U.S. Ski Team and who are volunteer clinical faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In 2013, we are beginning to train the Medical Staff and Hospital Staff in the Just Culture Community and have a created a Patient Care Advocate position to continue our efforts towards excellence in patient care and safety. These are just a few ways that our team of physicians, nurses and staff make Tahoe Forest Hospital an amazing resource for our community. Our vision is to persistently strive to improve our services and patient care and to be the best mountain community healthcare system in the nation.
For information about joining our team, please contact the Medical Staff Services office at (530) 582-6640.
What is Medical Staff Services?
The Medical Staff Services office is responsible for the administrative and medical-legal aspects of the Medical Staff organization. These services include:
- Providing for the development, establishment and enforcement of Medical Staff bylaws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Ensuring quality patient care through the credentialing and biennial recredentialing of the medical and allied health professional staff.
- Management of the Anesthesia, OB/Peds, Medicine, Surgery, Medicine and Medical Executive Committee.
- Maintaining physician information database.
Medical Staff Services
Terri L. Schnieder, CPMSM - Director
Lisa Anderson, Medical Staff Coordinator
Robin Ward, CME and Hospitalist Coordinator