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Tributes to Past Officers

Celebration of Legacy

Celebrates the Legacy of Richard Baker, CPMSM, CPCS (August 8, 1960—March 29, 2012).

Richard served as our leader, educator, and mentor for medical services professionals in Florida and all over the United States. We had the pleasure of knowing Richard in many important roles for the Florida Association Medical Staff Services (FAMSS). Richard’s legacy included FAMSS Secretary, Emerald Coast Chapter past president, FAMSS Web Site and Education Committee member, and Certification Workshop speaker regarding NCQA standards and medical terminology.

On a national level, he served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider and Briefings on Credentialing, and past National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Education Committee Chair and Board of Directors. He also served as past president of the Michigan Association of Medical Staff Services.

We will miss Richard in his meticulously ironed western shirt and boots that he governed himself with pride at our FAMSS Board of Directors Retreats and presentations.

In his honor, memorial donations may be provided to Hidden Springs Horse Rescue at