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Our Mission

The purpose of our Continuing Medical Education (CME) program here at Natividad is to provide Accredited Continuing Medical Education Activities to our medical staff to increase learners’ knowledge, competence and performance so they are able to provide the best medical care possible to our community.

As we design our activities using accreditation criteria we expect the following results:

  • We will present unbiased Accredited Continuing Medical Education Activities;
  • We will help our learners fulfill their requirements for licensure and maintenance of certification;
  • We will close the gaps in learners’ knowledge and competence relating to cultural diversity and disparities;
  • We will demonstrate improved competence of our learners through use of an evaluation form at our activities;
  • We will use Accredited Continuing Medical Education Activities to help the hospital meet its strategic plan and make improvements in hospital systems of care, with an emphasis on the following areas identified, in conjunction with the Leapfrog Group semi-annual survey:
    • Inpatient Care Management
    • Medication Safety
    • Maternity Care
    • Infections and Injuries.

Our Accreditation

Natividad is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

REQUIRED: To receive CME Credit, completed Activity Evaluation Forms (paper or digital) must be submitted to the CME Coordinator to receive CME Credit for all activities or to apply for CEU Credit (where applicable).

Meet the Natividad CME Committee

Amish A. Shah, MD, Anesthesiology Service Director, CME Committee Chair
Brian G. Aguilera, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ana A. Arias, MD, Family Medicine
Christopher L. Carpenter, MD, Pediatrics Service Director
Peter Chandler, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology Service Director
Anthony Galicia, MD, Acute Rehabilitation Unit Director 
John Jameson, MD, Pathology Service Director
Cynthia F. Johnson, MS, Medical Librarian/CME Coordinator
Teri Ransbury, MSN, Corporate Compliance Officer
Sue Lindeman, RN, Director, Hospital Education
Erin Schwarz, CEO/Principal Consultant - Vivacity Consulting
Craig A. Walls, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer
Jason Warren, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy
George E. Wilcox, MD, Pathologist

Next Steps...

As a community provider, please feel free to attend any of our open Accredited Continuing Medical Education Activities.