GREAT NECK, NY — The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today it has attained a prestigious “accreditation with commendation” as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The accreditation places North Shore-LIJ among the top tier of all CME providers, including some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. Accreditation with commendation, called level 3, means that the health system has received a six-year accreditation -- the maximum possible. This is the second time the health system has achieved this distinction.
ACCME-accredited providers certify educational activities for category 1 credit of the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award, which is used by state licensing boards and boards of medical specialties to relicense physicians and recertify them in their areas of specialty.
“North Shore-LIJ’s inclusion into the vaunted ranks of Level 3-accredited organizations places the health system among the elite medical institutions in the US that have demonstrated the highest levels of educational acumen,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “At North Shore-LIJ, all CME activities are based on quality and patient safety parameters consistent with identified needs of the physician, the health care team and ultimately the patient.”
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that the health system’s continuing medical education activities meet the high standards of the ACCME. Institutions’ continuing medical education programs are rigorously evaluated according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME.
“This acknowledgement of North Shore-LIJ’s performance-in-practice further empowers our health system’s mission to be a national health care leader, committed to excellence, compassion and improving the health of the community,” said Andrew C. Yacht, MD, the health system’s chief academic officer and associate dean of graduate medical education at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. “I congratulate the Office of CME, under the direction of Mary B. Strong, MA, in this important achievement for North Shore-LIJ”.
About North Shore-LIJ
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 47,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.