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Kate Conklin Accepts Appointment to American Board of Hospital Medicine (ABHM)

TAMPA, FL – The American Board of Hospital Medicine (ABHM), North America’s first physician specialty board of certification in hospital medicine, has announced the appointment of Kate Conklin, CPMSM, CPCS, as a public board member.

Conklin is a recognized leader in healthcare quality with medical staff organizations. Currently, Kate is Vice President for Medical Staff Services, at the Medical Center of Lewisville, Texas, and her career includes experience in Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas hospitals.

“Kate’s experience and expertise in healthcare qualifies her to represent the wide range of perspectives which members of the general public have and she will provide an added dimension to board certification review and planning, different from that of scientific experts”, said Dr. Thomas G. Pelz, chairman of ABHM.

Conklin is active with the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), serving as President-elect for 2010.  She is also a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the Wisconsin Association of Medical Staff Services.

ABHM, a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), was founded in 2009.  ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Tampa, Florida.

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