Continued excellence through continued education: FMC receives CME award

June 8, 2011

Flagstaff Medical Center’s Continued Medical Education (CME) program recently was presented the C.H. William Ruhe, M.D., Award from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). This award recognizes achievement and innovation in continuing medical education programs in Arizona. FMC is the first recipient in three years to receive the award, as the ArMA only presents the award when it believes an organization has demonstrated outstanding performance.

An award recipient is recognized for achievement of high standards in its overall CME program, and for outstanding creativity and successful implementation of new ideas. To be eligible for the award, the CME program must be accredited by the American Medical Association (AMA) and ArMA. Accreditation speaks to the quality of an institution's overall CME program.

FMC’s CME programs are held regularly throughout the year. In addition, FMC also will be presenting web-based CME programs beginning the end of June. CME programs are produced in response to local and regional educational needs based on the following criteria:

  • To address patient care concerns that exist in the facility and/or in our region
  • To facilitate and evaluate continuous quality
  • To provide a forum for interaction between primary care physicians, specialists and other healthcare professionals
  • To promote professional awareness of, and access to, information about the prevention and management of illness through patient and public education
  • To build a bridge between emerging technologies and medical advances and the practice-related needs of all healthcare professionals
  • To provide a distinguished forum for the examination of healthcare issues and the advancement of science and medicine

For more information about CME opportunities at FMC, contact Suzanne Tackitt, FMC CME coordinator at 928 773-2418 or by e-mail at .