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Nominations open for Medical Specialty Department Chair

03 Dec 2023

Application deadline Dec. 15, term starts in January

By: Kelly Aebi, director of medical staff services

The Medical Executive Committee is seeking nominations for the Medical Specialty Department Chair position. Term begins in January 2024.

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Member of the active staff with relevant clinical privileges.
  • Member of the medical specialty department.

Committee participation: 

  • Member of the Medical Executive Committee, which meets from 6:30 to 8 a.m. on second and fourth Thursdays.
  • Member of the Quality Operations Committee, which meets from 7 to 8 a.m. on the first Friday of the month.
  • Member of Physician Leadership Council, which meets from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

Department Chair responsibilities:

Below is a sampling, for more information, see the Salem Hospital Credentials Procedure Manual (request from Medical Staff Office).

  • Oversee all clinically related activities of the department.
  • Provide ongoing surveillance of the performance of all individuals in the medical staff department who have been granted clinical privileges.
  • Recommend to the Credentials Committee the criteria for requesting clinical privileges that are relevant to the care provided in the medical staff department.
  • Recommend clinical privileges for each member of the department and other licensed independent practitioners practicing with privileges within the scope of the department.


Contact Kelly Aebi, director of medical staff services, for an application at 503-814-3889 or Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 15. All applications will be reviewed by the Medical Executive Committee and ballots will go out to the respective active members of the department.


Email Marc Sunday, DO, medical staff president at, or Sean Stack, MD, medical staff president elect at