Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

St. Rita's Center for Continuing Education

The purpose of Mercy St. Rita’s Center for Continuing Education CME Program is to support Mercy Health’s commitment to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities” by enhancing the knowledge, competence, and when applicable, performance of our physicians.


The content areas of primary importance in considering CME topics are driven by identified professional gaps that have been recognized by hospital committees, performance improvement initiatives, department/divisional leaders, community partners and medical literature. CME activities will incorporate desired physician competencies identified by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Institute of Medicine. Activity content is reviewed and approved by the continuing medical education committee of St. Rita’s Center for Continuing Education.


The physicians at St. Rita’s Health Partners will be focused on as the predominant audience. CME activities will be available to other physicians, including retired physicians, within the Lima community. When applicable, a multidisciplinary attendance will be encouraged within the medical center and through joint provider relationships with other Mercy Health facilities and community partners.


St. Rita’s Center for Continuing Education strives to provide a variety of opportunities in an effort to meet adult education principles and to complement differences in learning styles. Examples of such activities include: didactic presentations, symposia (i.e. Cardiovascular, Pediatric, Robotics), workshops (i.e. ACLS and PALS), RSS activities (i.e. grand rounds, small group discussion), multidisciplinary cancer care conferences, internet enduring material, performance improvement CME, live internet activities (go-to meeting webinars), and joint provided activities.


 The effectiveness of our CME program is evaluated on an ongoing basis through individual activity evaluations by assessing changes in physician competence and/or performance. Additionally, a systematic overall program evaluation is conducted on an annual basis. The results of these evaluations will be applied to planning and improving subsequent activities. Whenever feasible, educational outcome measurements will be conducted to assess changes in physician learning, behavior, and/or clinical outcomes with the goal to provide the highest quality of patient care. In addition, our CME program will work toward providing educational activities that improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of the entire healthcare team, including physicians and other allied health professionals through a patient-centered team approach.





Sorry, there are no upcoming events

Save This Event

Event Saved