Some are, but most physicians who admit patients to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
are independent practitioners who operate their own individual or group
medical practices. [Exception: The hospital affiliated with Bozeman Deaconess
Internal Medicine Associates, Bozeman Deaconess Spinelli Internal Medicine,
Bridger Internal Medicine, Women's Specialists, Urological Associates,
Bozeman Deaconess Pediatrics, Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine, Bozeman
Deaconess Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care, Bozeman Deaconess Neurology,
Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology, Bozeman Deaconess Medical Oncology/Hematology,
Bozeman Deaconess Rheumatology and Bozeman Deaconess GI Clinic. They are
now Bozeman Deaconess Health Group practices of Bozeman Deaconess Health
Services. Additionally, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Medicine Program physicians
are employed by the hospital.] In some instances the hospital contracts
with certain medical groups to provide the professional component of hospital-based
services, such as Radiology, Pathology, Emergency, and Anesthesia services.
However, these contracted doctors are not employees of the organization.
Medical Staff at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital [physicians, podiatrists and
dental specialists] meet rigorous credentialing requirements that are
based on industry standards, as part of the overall approval process.
The Board of Trustees of the hospital approves all Medical Staff appointments.
The Medical Staff operates as an integral part of the hospital corporation,
and through its organization of clinical sections, committees and officers,
are responsible and accountable to the Board for quality of care and the
discharge of its clinical duties and responsibilities. The Medical Staff
bylaws provide oversight for medical practice and patient care within
Non-physician providers/healthcare professionals [physician assistants,
nurse practitioners, psychologists, licensed counselors] are employed
by/work under supervision of a member of the Bozeman Deaconess Medical Staff.