2018 Medical Staff Officer & Member at Large Ballot


It's time to elect new Medical Staff Officers and a new Member at Large! The St. Dominic's Leadership & Succession Committee has prepared the following slate of nominees and are posting them for your review.

Chief of Staff - Ruth Fredericks, MD
Chief of Staff Elect - Paul Seago, MD
Secretary - Pat Scanlon, MD
Member at Large - Tunde Olutade, MD

Per Part I of the Medical Staff Bylaws - Section 4.3.2 a petition signed by at least ten percent (10%) of the members of the Active Medical Staff (26 physicians) may add nominations to the ballot. The Medical Staff must submit such a petition to the Chief of Staff at least fourteen (14) days prior to the election for the nominee(s) to be placed on the ballot. The Leadership & Succession Committee must determine if the candidate meets the qualifications in section 4.2 before he or she can be placed on the ballot.

The official election will be held on October 24 at the Annual Medical Staff Meeting! Since we were delayed in sending out the slate of officers we are pushing back the deadline for the petitions. Any signed petitions will be due to the Chief of Staff by October 15th in order for the nominee(s) to be placed on the ballot.


2017 Annual Medical Staff Meeting


Save the Date!!! The 2017 St. Dominic's Annual Medical Staff Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 pm in the Auditorium (lower level - Organizational Development & Training). Be sure to bring your badge for easy sign in. Meeting will promptly start at 6 pm with social hour and great food to follow! 

SDMA Medical Director


At the last meeting of the SDMA Physician Advisory Committee a decision was made to create the position of a part time Medical Director. Although this may change over time as the network grows, at present it is expected to take up less than 20 hours per month. Attached is a description of the job responsibilities for review. If you have any interest in this position or would like to suggest any of your colleagues that you feel would be a good fit, or if you have any additional questions about this position please feel free to call David Sinclair at 601-278-5690.

We see this as an important step in increasing physician leadership in St. Dominic Medical Associates and value your input.

 SDMA Medical Director Job Description


New Password Management for St. Dominic Providers


As we prepare for our Cerner EMR implementation, we are rolling out new password guidelines to comply with BCBS and other Insurer's standards which are:

  • Must be at least 8 characters
  • Can not include any part of the username
  • Must not repeat any earlier passwords
  • Must have at least 8 letters/characters/numbers and have at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one number. The following characters are also accepted: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;”’<>,.?/
We have also added the self-service ability to manage passwords from outside the facility 24/7 using http://account.stdom.com. The instructions to manage passwords are attached below. Please make every effort to keep passwords as secure as possible. Thank you!

 Account Services User Onboard.v03


2016 Annual Caner Report Now Available


St. Dominic's Cancer Center is one of the top cancer treatment providers in central Mississippi and is known throughout the area for outstanding adult patient care and exceptionally skills oncologists. The 2016 Annual Cancer Report is now available. Please click HERE to view.


New Medical Record Documentation Requirements


During their February meeting, the MEC endorsed the attached suspension timeline for medical record deficiencies based off of the new requirements set forth in the Medical Staff Bylaws as well as the Rules and Regulations. Beginning Monday, February 20th, Medical Records will begin using this timeline for monitoring deficiencies. 

Beginning March 1st Advanced Practice Providers (NPs and PAs) will also be required to complete their medical record deficiencies in accordance to these guidelines to avoid suspension of their clinical privileges. All Advanced Practice Providers are encouraged to complete any outstanding deficiencies ASAP to avoid suspension on March 1st. 

Under the new Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, the attending or supervising physician must review and authenticate all consultations and discharge summaries prepared by the Advanced Practice Professional (Rules & Regulations 3.16 & 4.9.6). Additionally, whenever an Advanced Practice Professional performs an H&P, either the H&P or the addendum written by the physician, must be signed by the physician (Rules and Regulations 4.9.6). Please note that these changes were made to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Due to these new requirements all Advanced Practice Professionals must dictate using their own provider ID# and must identify the physician in which they are dictating for. If you do not know your provider ID# please call 200-6846. 

Please feel free to contact Paula Lindsey, Director of Medical Staff Services at 601-200-6882 with any questions or concerns.

Deficiency Suspension Timeline