Mary Breeding Named Professional of the Year
The Knoxville Association of Medical Staff Services (KAMSS) has named Mary Breeding, CPMSM, Medical Staff Coordinator for Cumberland Medical Center, as Professional of the Year.
Mrs. Breeding was honored at the appreciation luncheon held in celebration of “National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week” held by KAMSS at Club LeConte in Knoxville, Tennessee. The award was bestowed on Mrs. Breeding by her colleagues and indicates the high level of respect the KAMSS members have for her. It is a true reflection of her professionalism.
“Mary is a vital part of our department and the CMC team. During her many years at CMC she has always given 110%. CMC is very proud of her accomplishments and appreciates Mary’s dedicated and loyal service. I am honored to work with her each day,” stated Debi Davis, Executive Director of Physician Relations. In 1992, President George Bush issued a proclamation designating the first week of November as “National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week,” to acknowledge and thank medical services professionals (MSPs) for playing “an important role in our nation’s healthcare system.”
The American Medical Association-Organized Medical Staff Section also recognizes the medical services profession in a resolution that formally acknowledges “the importance and value of medical services professionals to the healthcare organization and its physician members, and recognizes their contribution and dedication in preserving quality patient care.' When you visit a hospital, you see the doctors, the nurses, and other medical personnel.What you don’t see are the people behind the scenes who make certain the credentials of all practitioners who are caring for the patients are correct and have been verified.