Credentialing


Man smilingThank you for your interest in Central Florida Health Alliance. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our application process, should you wish to apply for membership/privileges at Leesburg Regional Medical Center or The Villages Hospital. We are very proud of our facilities and the care provided by our health care professionals.

Each Alliance hospital (Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Hospital) has its own medical staff. Hence, each hospital to which you apply will separately and independently consider your application. If you want privileges from both hospitals, you can submit a single pre-application and, if eligible and approved, you will then be provided with a single application to be used at each hospital to which you are interested in applying. The Alliance hospitals will share information about your credentials, experience, current competence and professional performance.

Credentialing new applicants is a two-step process at the Alliance. The first step is preparation of the pre-application forms and returning them to the medical staff office within two weeks. After review for eligibility, an application will be mailed. The second step is submission of the actual application within 30 days. Verification of the application and its content should take up to 90 days. All requests for application must be processed through the credentials committee, executive committee and the board of trustees and/or their designees. Emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, cardiovascular thoracic surgery and pediatrics are exclusive services available only through the groups contracted. No independent applications will be accepted. If you would like information on how to contact the above groups, please feel free to call.

The minimum bylaw requirement that must be met to be eligible for medical staff membership and/or privileges is board certification in the specialty in which you are requesting clinical privileges by a recognized board of the ABMS, AOA, ADA, or ABPS. If not certified, the applicant must achieve certification within five years of first becoming eligible.

Should you have any questions, or if you would like to contact the medical staff office to request a pre-application package, please call 352.323.5600 or email us at mfinley@cfhalliance.org. Thank you again for your interest.

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