symplr Discusses the Locum Tenens Practitioner Credentialing Process in symplr Monthly Webcast Series

HOUSTON - JAN. 26, 2016symplr®, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced part three in the “Developing an Effective Locus Tenens Program” webcast series titled: “Locum Tenens Credentialing.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Payor Enrollment, the webcast will air on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET. To register, visit here.

Healthcare leaders predict that the shortage of physicians will continue to rise. This increase will have a critical impact on the availability of physicians to provide quality patient care. A physician shortage can be bridged with the use of locum tenens practitioners.

In the last session of this webcast series, healthcare experts Donna Goestenkors, CPMSM President; Susan Collier, VP of Quality Management CHG Healthcare Services; and Tammy Pressnall, CPMSM, CPCS - Director, CVO/MSA Offices at Presbyterian Hospital, will offer insight on the criteria for selecting a locum tenens agency, the credentialing process for these practitioners, and the importance of the relationship between MSPs, recruitment, enrollment and agency.

“Increasingly, locum tenens are helping meet the medical needs of a growing healthcare industry,” said Patrick Birmingham, Vice President and General Manager of symplr. “In this webcast series, Susan, Tammy and Donna guide attendees along the journey to incorporating a locus teens program into their organization. They will now finish out this series by outlining how a successful collaborative relationship between the locum tenens agency and healthcare facility can streamline the credentialing process and expedite the placement of locus tenens practitioners.”

To view archives of past webcasts in the symplr education webcast series, visit

About Donna Goestenkors, CPMSM President

Donna is a full time healthcare consultant, speaker, author, educator, and mentor serving the Medical Staff Services industry for over 39 years. Her diverse project experience includes assignments in every work environment and rapport building among all levels of professional and executive staff. Donna is a past President of NAMSS and her client work covers all of the industry's environments from Healthcare Systems to critical access hospitals.

About Susan Collier, VP of Quality Management CHG Healthcare Services

Susan Collier has nearly 30 years of risk and quality management experience. Susan joined CHG in 1986 to assist with the licensing, scheduling, and recruiting of physicians for CompHealth—CHG's largest division and the nation's largest provider of locum tenens physicians. She was named the company's Vice President of Risk Management in 2003. Susan accepted her current role, Vice President of Quality Management in 2007, which involves ensuring the delivery of quality healthcare through extensive credentialing policies and procedures and adhering to nationally accepted industry standards.

About Tammy Pressnall, CPMSM, CPCS - Director, CVO/MSA Offices, Presbyterian Hospital

Tammy has 36 years of MSP experience. Tammy has been with Presbyterian Healthcare Services for 19 years, with 17 prior years at a healthcare facility in Colorado. She attained her CPMSM certification in 1983 and the CPCS in 1997. She began her career developing Presbyterian's credentialing program and today, she is the Director of the organization’s CVO and the Medical Staff Affairs Office. Tammy was involved in the formation of Colorado’s state NAMSS association and helped establish the New Mexico Association Medical Staff Services (NMAMSS) - recognized as a state chapter at the NAMSS Annual Conference in 1998. She has served as the NMAMSS President twice.

About symplr

Founded in 2006, symplr is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. For more information or to contact symplr, visit or (866) 373-9725.

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