Lakeland Health Care

Medical Staff Office

Responsible for managing credentialing, privileging, practitioner/provider organizations, and regulatory agency compliance for Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles, Lakeland Care, Inc., and Lakeland Specialty Hospital, Berrien Center.

Committed to the continuous improvement of the patient experience which includes patient safety, quality of care and excellent service.

Lakeland practitioners are re-appointed every two years. Approximately three to four months prior to due date, the practitioners are mailed a re-appointment packet, which needs to be completed and returned to the Medical Staff Office. The Medical Staff Coordinators will verify all licenses, certifications, NPDB, hospital privileges at other hospitals, and solicit peer recommendations for each practitioner. Upon completion of this process, the completed file will be taken to the following committees for approval: Quality Committee, Credentials Committee, Medical Executive Committee, Quality Committee of the Board, and finally the Board. This process may take up to six weeks, depending on when the completed forms are received in the Medical Staff Office.

Practitioner Directory

  • Call Preference List - Physician Signatures
  • Critical tests and Critical Results Notification
  • Joint Medical Staff 2009 Officers
  • Members of the Medical Executive Committee and Chairs/Members of Standing
  • Committees
  • Physicians and Allied Health Practitioner's Office addresses
  • Physicians and Allied Health Practitioner's Specialities
  • Physician Gain and Loss Summary
  • Medical Staff
    • Bylaws
    • Rules & Regulations
    • Organization and Functions Manual
    • Fair Hearing Procedure
    • Policies and Procedures

The "Practitioner Directory" can be found on Lakeland's Intranet under the tab entitled "Physician Directory." Please refer to this for the most up-to-date information with regard to the Medical Staff. Additionally, for your reference, all of Lakeland's Policies amd Procedures are located on the Intranet.

Medical Staff Office Coordinator...................Karen Benedix (269) 983-8172
Medical Staff Office Coordinator...................Mary Morris (269) 985-4541

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