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Medical staff services manager joins team with extensive experience

December 27, 2007

Diane Lindsay has been selected as the manager of medical staff services for Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., and St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.

Lindsay is responsible for providing ongoing direction and supervision of all functions of the medical staffs and the medical staff services offices at both hospitals, including oversight of the credentialing process, operations, budgeting and planning.

"I really look forward to working with the medical staffs at Providence and St. John," Lindsay said. "Over the years, I have held a variety of positions related to medical staff services, but I find working with hospitals is the challenge I enjoy most."

Lindsay has an extensive background in medical staff services. Most recently, she was the founder of Credentialing Experts Inc., which served nearly 1,000 physicians and more than a dozen surgery centers across the country. She has worked with hospitals and managed care organizations in 26 states and Canada, as well as medical schools, residency programs and group practices.

Lindsay is a member of the National Association of Medical Staff Services and has served on the organization's certification board, as well as other committees. She is a past president of the Missouri Association of Medical Staff Services and the Kansas City Chapter of NAMSS.

Lindsay is an annual guest instructor at The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Penn Valley Community College. She has spoken at several conferences and has served as an advisory board member and contributing editor to Medical Staff Management, a comprehensive resource of credentialing forms, policies and procedures.

Lindsay is a native of the Kansas City, Kan. area, where she attended grade school at St. Peter's Elementary School. She received her bachelors of arts degree from UMKC. Currently, she resides in Leawood.

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