Kay Brown, C.M.S.C., C.P.C.S., manager of the Medical Staff Office atFletcher Allen Health Care, has been chosen to serve on the NationalCertification Board of the National Association of Medical Staff Services(NAMSS). In this position, Brown will be the Northeast representative andwill help draft and evaluate certification requirements for medical staffservices personnel throughout the country. She will be working withhospitals of all sizes — from large urban academic medical centers toone-person Medical Staff Offices at small community hospitals. Theappointment is a three-year commitment.”The challenge that has beenplaced before me is an honor but also a formidable one. We will besetting the standards for the future of medical staff professionals acrossthe nation,” Brown said. “I look forward to representing the Northeaststates as well as Fletcher Allen Health Care during my tenure on theNational Certification Board.”Brown was hired as the Medical Staff Office manager at Fletcher Allen in April 2001. At Fletcher Allen, she works with a medical staff of more than 800 physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and others. The Medical Staff Office is responsible for medical staff appointments, re-appointments and credentialing. The Office also maintains the medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and provides support for 16 medical staff committees.In addition to her involvement with NAMSS, Kay serves as president of theVermont Association of Medical Staff Services. She has more than 20 yearsexperience in the health care field. Prior to joining Fletcher Allen,Brown served as medical staff coordinator at St. Vincent Hospital inIndianapolis. Before working at St. Vincent Hospital, Brown was aparamedic for 20 years in Indiana. She also worked with that state’semergency management department as a division director, helping tomitigate disasters and establish injury prevention programs, among otherduties. An Indiana native, Brown graduated from Purdue University in WestLafayette, Indiana. She lives in Milton, Vermont with her family.