University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Joins ABMS Portfolio Program

On November 16, 2021

Contacts:
Susan Morris
American Board of Medical Specialties
(312) 436-2624
smorris@abms.org

Katelyn McCarthy
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
(216) 870-6321
Katelyn.McCarthy@UHhospitals.org

CHICAGO – November 16, 2021—The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland has joined the ABMS Portfolio ProgramTM. UH Rainbow physicians who are board certified by one or more of the 18 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program can earn Continuing Certification (MOC Part IV) credit for their involvement in quality improvement (QI) activities. In addition, physician assistants (PAs) can earn maintenance of certification credit from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for their participation in QI activities submitted through the ABMS Portfolio Program.

“Becoming an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor will make it easier than ever for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to support our physicians as they work on QI and practice improvement activities to benefit our patients,” said Claudia Hoyen, MD, Director of Pediatric Infection Control and Innovation, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. “Thanks to the Portfolio Program, our physicians will be able to earn continuing certification credit for the QI and practice improvement activities work they already perform each day, all with a minimum amount of paperwork.”

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is one of the top pediatric care providers in Ohio. With expertise in 16 medical and 12 surgical specialties, its dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists has experience in diagnosing and treating children for a range of medical issues, from common childhood illnesses to complex conditions.

“We are pleased to welcome UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to the ABMS Portfolio Program,” stated ABMS Senior Vice President, Certification Standards and Programs Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS. “Their commitment to evaluating their current practices, acquiring new knowledge and skills, and applying their learnings to the changing health care needs of their pediatric patients and the communities they serve is exemplary.”

The ABMS Portfolio Program supports the quality and safety goals of health care organizations across the country, helping engage physicians and physician assistants in QI/practice improvement initiatives by offering continuing certification credit. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,400 QI activities have been accomplished, with more than 42,000 individual completions. For more information about participation, visit ABMS Portfolio Program.


About ABMS

Established in 1933, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. ABMS supports 24 Member Boards that develop educational and professional standards and programs of assessment to certify physician specialists, all dedicated to improving the quality of care to the patients, families, and communities they serve. More than 920,000 physicians are certified in one or more of 40 specialties and 87 subspecialties offered by the ABMS Member Boards. For more information about ABMS, visit abms.org or call (312) 436-2600.

About UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 130 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for 750,000 patient encounters annually.


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