Western Division, CME Manager
Misty Birch is currently the Western Division, CME Coordinator with IASIS Healthcare. Misty has been with IASIS healthcare for over 8 years and has been involved in professional continuing education since August 2013. Misty has worked closely with IASIS facilities to grow the CME program and introduce several new series and events. Misty’s goal is to change and improve physician competence, professional performance and patient outcomes through our CME program by providing high quality, evidence-based educational opportunities to all of our IASIS facilities. Misty is currently serving as President of the UACME (Utah Alliance for Continuing Medical Education)and has served in various leadership roles in the Alliance since 2015. Misty has been an invited speaker for regional and national CME conferences. Outside of work Misty enjoys spending time with her family traveling, hiking, running, boating, or anything in the great outdoors
Heather Davis, BA, CHCP
Heather’s CME career began in April 2005 as a CME Coordinator for a smaller community hospital. Heather served as a valued member of St Joseph Medical Center’s CME Committee and is an active member of the Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (TACME). In June 2014, she was elected Treasure of the executive board of TACME. As a CME professional, her goal is to truly impact the healthcare environment and physicians by providing activities to build knowledge and provide the tools needed to deliver the highest quality of patient care. She is proud to have worked closely with a small group to plan, implement, and launch St. Joseph Medical Center’s CME program’s first on-demand enduring material activity. Heather earned her CHCP (Certified Healthcare CPD Professional) credential in 2015.
In addition to her CME experience, Heather’s research career started in 2007, when the role of IRB Coordinator merged with the CME Coordinator role. Heather worked closely with the IRB Committee reviewing protocols for IRB oversight to ensure the protection of human subjects. In her current role, she supports and advocates for IASIS Healthcare’s continuing education programs and ensures research compliance within the IASIS Healthcare System. Research support for sites include, budgeting, contracting, regulatory, site management, IRB submission, and compliance training of investigators, coordinators, residents, and medical students. She is an active member of The Society of Clinical Research Associates, SOCRA.
David Madrigal, MHA, CHCP
Eastern Division, CME Manager
He has been involved in CME for over 12 years, most recently serving as the Assistant Director of CME at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
In his role with IASIS, Mr. Madrigal is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Eastern Division CME unit including identifying strategies to support and enhance overall initiatives within the unit, and coordinate the planning and accreditation efforts of each of the facilities within the division. Mr. Madrigal provides the leadership essential to ongoing growth of the Eastern Division’s CME efforts. He interacts directly with key physicians and staff throughout the division’s seven facilities to ensure CME activities are conducted in accordance with recognized standards and internal expectations of quality.
Mr. Madrigal holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Houston Baptist University and earned his CHCP (Certified Healthcare CPD Professional) credential in 2009 and again in 2015. He previously served two terms (2010-2014) on the executive board of the Texas Alliance for Continuing Medical Education as treasurer and is still active in mentoring new CME professionals. He has been an invited speaker at regional conferences.