April 24, 2012
Kewanee Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Congreve, General Surgeon, recently completed his re-certification process. Dr. Congreve completed the examination process through the American Board of Surgery and scored in the 88thpercentile.
The education of a physician is a long process that often takes more than a decade after high school graduation. Following medical school, there is a period of residency training in which physicians are supervised in the clinical care of patients. Resident physicians are given increasing responsibility over time and at the completion of their residency training have the knowledge and skills to begin the independent clinical care of patients.
To validate that the physician has the proper knowledge base, each specialty (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Practice, etc.) completes an examination process. These exams, known as Board Certification, ensure physicians have the proper knowledge and skills to continue a career in the field of medicine.
Nearly all hospitals require Board Certification for Medical Staff Membership. Starting in the 1980s, hospitals began requiring re-certification to ensure physicians were keeping up with the new advances in medical care. Depending on the specialty, this re-certification is completed every seven to ten years.
“This achievement is a reflection of Dr. Congreve’s lifelong commitment to learning,” stated Kim Peterson-Stiegelmeyer, Director of the Family Health Clinic. “He is continually dedicated to providing the best possible care to the members of our community.”
In addition to being a General Surgeon at Kewanee Hospital, Dr. Congreve is also the Medical Director of the Family Health Clinic and Chief of Staff.