Do hospitals continue to verify hospital affiliations during the credentialing process?

Rachel Smith, CPCS
Director, Medical Staff Services
St. Mark’s Hospital

That is news to me.


Josephine Johnston, CPCS
Credentialing/QA Medical Staff Services
josephinejohnston@yvmh.org
MAIN / 509-249-5327 | FAX / 509-575-8775

Have heard that others are either not doing or limiting to a certain timeframe. We continue to attempt to get affiliations – hospital/contract/employment at this time.


Kim Stewart, CPCS CPMSM
Trainer/Specialist, Medical Staff, Medical Staff Services
KADLEC REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
kim.stewart@kadlec.org

Kadlec verifies hospital affiliations.


S. Lazette Wiley
Director, Medical Staff Services
Capital Medical Center
3900 Capital Mall Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

I have not heard of this and I do still send out affiliation requests.


Karen A. Anderson, CPMSM, CPCS
Supervisor, Medical Staff Services
Providence Regional Medical Center
1321 Colby Ave | Everett, WA 98201
t: 425.261.3087| f: 425.261.3095
karen.anderson@providence.org

That is news to me.


Jane Porter, CPMSM
Medical Staff Office Manager
Providence St. Peter Hospital
413 Lilly RD NE/Mailstop: LLH22
Olympia WA 98506
Phone: 360/493-7362
Fax: 360/493-5226
Email: Jane.Porter@providence.org

Providence St. Peter Hospital always requests hospital affiliation verifications for our initial applicants and our reappointment applicants. We also respond to other facilities that are inquiring about hospital affiliation for a either a current or previous medical staff practitioner. This complies with RCW 70.41.230. Hope this is helpful!


Donna Zulauf, CPCS, CPMSM
Manager, Medical Staff Services
1100 Ninth Avenue, G1-MSO | Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 341-0430 office | (206) 541-6300 pager
Donna.Zulauf@VirginiaMason.org

That is correct that Joint Commission doesn’t require verification of hospital affiliations. It is my opinion that verifying hospital affiliations is “best practice” and due to the large amount of requests/inquiries we receive, I would say that it is also the standard practice.


Cheri A. Arman, CPCS
Medical Staff Manager
Medical Staff Administration
Shriners Hospitals for Children
911 W. 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
Tel: 509.623.0428
Fax: 509.623.0415
carman@shrinenet.org

We are sending out hospital affiliation verifications but we may limit the number, especially if there are several (30+).


Barbara L. Shaw, Director
Medical Staff Services
Swedish Medical Center
747 Broadway – A Floor West
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 386-2742
Cell: (206) 890-9404
Fax: (206) 386-3570
Email: Barbara.shaw@swedish.org

We have not conducted the hospital affiliation verification because of Joint Commission requirements, but rather based on our medical staff governance requirements.


Amy Carroll, CPCS
Credentialing Specialist/WWAMSS Secretary
Sound Family Medicine
253-286-4112 direct, 253-310-3308 cell

Hello there, Multicare has a link on their site that we use where we can check/verify and print this affiliation information. It makes sense to me that we would need to verify this information otherwise they would not ask for it on the WPA…right?