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Northwell LIJ Medical Medical Staff Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the LIJ Medical Staff Society is to foster and promote the welfare of its members by supporting medical education and research so as to maintain the highest scientific and educational standards in order then to provide the best level of care to our patients and the community at large.

OVERVIEW

The Medical Staff Society, also referred to as the Organized Medical Staff, is comprised of over 5,000 physicians, dentists and podiatrists affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital and Zucker Hillside Hospital. The Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center Medical Staff Society is organized to represent the interests of its members. All community and hospital based physicians are required by the Medical Center By-Laws to be members of the LIJ Medical Staff Society.

Goals

1. To foster and promote the welfare of all members.
2. To advocate, provide and support medical education to maintain the highest scientific and educational standards among its medical/dental staff.
3. To maintain the highest professional standards among its members.
4. To provide representation to the Medical Board and various Committees.
5. To act as a spokesperson for the interests of the active medical/dental staff members, both voluntary and employed.
6. To act as liaison and foster communication between members and the hospital administration.
7. To promote social and professional fellowship among the Medical Staff Society members.
8. To provide information and guidance regarding the present economic and political changes in regard to the health professions.

Functions

Regular meetings of the LIJ Medical Staff Society take place twice a month. Medical staff affairs meet on the second Friday of every month and serve as the line of communication between our members and hospital administration. The Executive Committee Meeting is held on the third Sunday of each month to conduct the practical business of the LIJ Medical Staff Society.

The Executive Committee consists of:
1. Four elected officers: President, President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary.
2. All Past Presidents
3. All Chairs of Standing Committees
4. Ten elected members at-large

The meetings are open to all members and participation is highly encouraged. New business and opinions are welcome. The LIJ Medical Staff Society supports educational programs such as research grants, honorariums and lectureships. In order for the Medical Staff Society to contribute and provide for these programs, all Members must conform to the society's mission. All requests should be made in a timely manner. On occasion, the Medical Staff Society invites guest speakers to keep the membership abreast of social and political issues that impact the medical profession.

In addition, an Annual Meeting is held in May to highlight the year’s accomplishments. A Winter Gala is also held in February to celebrate all members.