Medical Staff Challenges: Best Practices for Peer Review, Governing Documents, and Board Governance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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This CLE webinar will prepare healthcare counsel to advise hospitals and physicians on effectively addressing common medical staff challenges, including peer review, medical staff bylaws, hospital board governance, conflict management and more.


A number of complex challenges confront counsel to hospitals and their medical staffs, including competently addressing peer review issues, having an effective set of medical staff governing documents, recognizing the distinction between medical staff and hospital-employed physicians, and assuring a solid understanding of the interaction between the hospitals' boards, administration, and medical staff leaders.

Clearly addressing and assuring a sound understanding of these challenging issues improves communication; assists in compliance with state law, accreditation standards, and recognized best practices; and ultimately helps achieve the goal of providing quality care to patients.

Healthcare counsel must guide clients in confronting and overcoming the legal challenges and conflicts that arise with medical staffs.

Listen as our authoritative panel addresses each of these issues and provides best practices for counsel to hospitals and healthcare providers advising hospitals on medical staff best practices.



  1. Effective peer review
  2. Effective medical staff governing documents
  3. Inter-relationship of the board, administration and medical staff leaders
  4. Decision-making issues when dealing with a 'hospital employed' physician
  5. What to expect in the near future


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the most critical challenges healthcare counsel face when advising medical staffs?
  • How should counsel prepare their clients to handle matters involving employed physicians?
  • What should counsel consider when advising on governing documents?
  • What lessons can be gleaned from recent litigation to help guide physicians, administrators and boards in establishing best practices?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Catherine M. Ballard
Catherine M. Ballard

Bricker & Eckler

Ms. Ballard is Vice-Chair of the firm’s Health Care group. Her practice focuses on the daily operations of a...  |  Read More

Stephen R. Kleinman
Stephen R. Kleinman

Bricker & Eckler

Mr. Kleinman represents healthcare providers and suppliers including hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals,...  |  Read More

Jeremy R. Morris
Jeremy R. Morris

Bricker & Eckler

Mr. Morris assists clients with health facility regulations, medical staff issues, operational requirements and in...  |  Read More

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