2018 CRC Medical Staff Professional of the Year

Cassie L. Kana, CPMSM, CPCS, is the medical staff operations coordinator at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. In this role, which she assumed in 2015, Kana is responsible for increasing efficiency in the credentialing process, overseeing governance documents, facilitating communication between administration and the medical staff, and managing an array of projects. Kana also provides training and ongoing education regarding medical staff processes and regulations to new physician leaders, administration, and medical staff offices in the Providence Alaska region. She has collaborated with other hospital departments to develop a peer review tracking database, create an electronic Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) call schedule, and streamline the graduate medical education onboarding process. Prior to joining Providence, Kana worked in hospital-based medical staff services departments and for consulting firms in Houston.

"Cassie has used technology to improve efficiency and communication throughout the organization. This has led to increased satisfaction from physicians and staff," says 2018 Conference Committee member Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS. "In my opinion, there is no higher recognition than that voiced by one’s own peer group. In the words of her nominator, 'Cassie has always dedicated her time to teaching, helping, and growing anybody she comes in contact with. She truly is a leader in this field.' "

Kana will be awarded the 2018 CRC Medical Staff Professional of the Year award at the 2018 CRC Symposium, February 5-6 in Las Vegas. For more information about the Symposium, click here. To see all of the 2018 CRC content winners, click here.

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