Home News June, 2009

Nurse Sues Hospital Over Alleged Harassment

OR nurse says hospital demoted her after she complained about surgeon’s behavior.
Published: June 29, 2009

Op-ed: Don't Ban Physician Ownership

Bids to restrict or prohibit physician ownership of hospitals are "simply misguided," says hospital CEO.
Published: June 26, 2009

Physician Salaries Didn't Rise Above Inflation in 2008

Opthalmologists, pain docs and urologists saw significant reduction in compensation after inflation.
Published: June 25, 2009

Brush Up on Surgical Fire Safety

ECRI recommends regular training sessions to prevent surgical fires from breaking out in your ORs.
Published: June 25, 2009

Eye Surgeon and Wife in Murder-Suicide

Indiana couple had been indicted for Medicare fraud.
Published: June 19, 2009

Synthes Indicted Over Unapproved Study of Bone Cement

Federal indictment alleges that bone filler was used in spine surgeries without FDA authorization.
Published: June 18, 2009

Many VA Centers Still Lack Endo Standards, Training

Inspections and report followed discovery of errors and patient notifications.
Published: June 17, 2009

Study: Services Migrating From Hospitals Fuel ASC Growth

Independent report shows ophthalmology & GI services leading the shift from HOPDs to ASCs.
Published: June 16, 2009

Joint Commission Updates Position on Steam Sterilization

Surveyors will allow flashing as part of "complete and effective process of sterilization."
Published: June 15, 2009

Punctured Gloves Linked to Higher Infection Rates

Risk decreases when anti-microbial prophylaxis is used.
Published: June 15, 2009

Eliminate the Supervision Rule For Anesthesiologists

Medical direction of CRNAs a waste of money and manpower.
Published: June 11, 2009

Georgia Blues Hit With Lawsuit for Slashing Out-of-network Rates

Urology center files class action suit on behalf of Georgia surgery centers providing out-of-network services to BCBS-insured patients.
Published: June 5, 2009

Promoting Hand Hygiene With Hip-Hop

Boston hospital gets creative to boost handwashing compliance.
Published: June 3, 2009

Doc Accused of Improper Office Surgery Has License Suspended

Connecticut regulators say physician lacked appropriate license and setup to perform plastic surgery.
Published: June 2, 2009

Pre-op Briefings Make for Safer, More Efficient Surgery

Mayo Clinic researchers tout the benefits of communicating before cutting.
Published: June 1, 2009

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