Sub-Series RG025-S03-ss01 - Meeting Minutes: Medical Staff, 1913-1965; Medical Staff Association, 1966-1984; Efficiency Committee, 1916-1922; Medical Staff Council, 1965-1984.

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RG025-S03-ss01

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Meeting Minutes: Medical Staff, 1913-1965; Medical Staff Association, 1966-1984; Efficiency Committee, 1916-1922; Medical Staff Council, 1965-1984.

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The April 28, 1913 meeting of the Medical Staff includes updated rules and regulations from the Board of Trustees, which note, “The Medical Staff shall be composed of the following: Surgeon-in-Chief, Physician-in-Chief, Surgeon, Physician, Obstetrician, Pediatrician, Ophthalmologist, Laryngologist, Otologist, Orthopedist, Neurologist, Dermatologist, Gynecologist, and such associates, alternate associates and assistant in the various departments as may be appointed by the Board of Directors.” As of the November 1, 1965 meeting, the organization became known as the Medical Staff Association. The general contents of the meeting minutes are noted in the individual box notes. Correspondence of the association is included in sub-series 2. The Efficiency Committee, composed of members of the medical staff and the Board, was a short-lived body charged with formulating suggestions for improvements in hospital functions of various kinds. The Medical Staff Council was formed in 1965 as a subcommittee of the Medical Staff Association. Then President of the Medical Staff Association, Dr. Carl Heifetz, envisioned the Council as a body where any subject, “pertaining to the hospital and having effect on patient care and on the staff itself is appropriate subject for discussion...." The Staff Council should be a body to galvanize and make effective Medical Staff opinion.” Problems discussed could then be presented to Medical Executive Committees or to the Board of Trustees by the President of the Medical Staff.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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