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The Role of the CME Committee

The Christ Hospital Health Network has appointed the CME Committee along with assistance from Medical Staff Services to oversee the CME Program.

Responsibilities of the CME Committee include:

  • Identify and assess the educational needs of the members of the Medical Staff and other health professionals in surrounding communities
  • Facilitate professional development in the wide range of competencies needed to practice quality medicine in the multidisciplinary context of patient care
  • Ensure the continuing medical education program's compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Essential Areas and their Elements and the Ohio State Medical Association's (OSMA) accreditation requirements.
  • Monitor the CME activity planning and implementation processes, ensuring activities comply with all ACC​ME and OSMA guidelines
  • Assess the effectiveness of CME actvities to satisfy the needs of the Medical Staff and improve actual performance and patient outcomes
  • Develop strategies to improve the hospital's overall CME program

CME Committee Members

Mary Blades, MD​

Chair & Physician, Internal Medicine​

Kathleen Downey, MD

Physician, Family Medicine


Regina Hartman

Manager, James N. Gamble Library


Rick Hedges

PI Specialist, Performance Improvement


Mike Jennings, MD

Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer


Eric Kirby, MD



Alissa Lee, RPh



Anne Like, MD

Physician, Occupational Medicine


Wayne Lippert, MD

Physician, Gynecology


Jeffrey Morgeson, MD

Physician, Family Medicine


Elbert Nelson, MD

Physician & Dept. Director, OB/GYN


Robert Pelberg, MD

Physician, Cardiovascular Disease


Jennifer Reemtsma, M.Ed

Director, Graduate Medical Education


John Schroder, MD

Physician, Internal Medicine


Robert Strub, MD

Board Member, Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital


Jamie Waselenko, MD

Physician, Hematology/Oncology


Thomas Andrews

Administrator – Medical Staff Professional Development, Database and Communication​