Month: August 2016

News & Updates November 19, 2014

POLITICS Senate panel OKs Kasich’s controversial choice to lead health department  A Senate committee recommended confirmation of Gov. John Kasich’s appointment of Richard A. Hodges as director of the Ohio Department of Health. 

Trauma Paper Competition Winners Announced

The Ohio Committee on Trauma Trauma Paper Competition was held on October 13 in Cleveland.  The winning entries were: FUNCTIONAL AND LONG-TERM OUTCOMES IN SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FOLLOWING REGIONALIZATION OF A TRAUMA SYSTEM Michael L. Kelly, MD; MetroHealth Medical Center 

News & Updates October 14, 2014

TOP NEWS  ACS Issues Urgent Alert: Repeal the SGR during Lame-Duck Session  The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently issued an e-mail alert to all ACS members to encourage Congress to repeal the Medicare Physician Payment Sustainable Growth Rate Formula (SGR) during the lame-duck session after the November elections.  

News & Updates September 15, 2014

TOP STORY Hospitals must help patients access digital records — or else The digitization of health-care records has long been heralded as the cure for familiar headaches that afflict patients and their families. 

Trauma Paper Competition Call for Abstracts Announced

The Ohio Committee on Trauma is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for their 2014 Trauma Paper Competition. The competition is open to all general surgery residents, surgical specialty residents, and trauma fellows, but medical students are not eligible. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 5.  Entries received after that date will not […]

News & Updates August 7, 2014

POLITICS Surprising hurdle for Ed FitzGerald: 55 percent of Northeast Ohio voters still don’t know who he is  CLEVELAND, Ohio — New polling numbers from Quinnipiac University show a double-digit lead for Republican Gov. John Kasich — not entirely surprising, given that Kasich enjoyed a similar advantage in May. Critics: Kasich top health appointee unqualified  The man Ohio Governor […]

Call to Action: Tell Your Senators to Pass Trauma Legislation

Call to Action: Tell Your Senators to Pass Trauma Legislation The American College of Surgeons (ACS) needs your help in achieving passage of S. 2405, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 4080, the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act, which the House of Representatives passed in June. This legislation would authorize two important grant […]

Surgeons seek ways to utilize Google Glass

Surgeons seek ways to utilize Google Glass Now that Dr. Chris Kaeding has scrubbed in wearing Google Glass, performing surgery isn’t the same without it. Kaeding, an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, became the first in the country last fall to bring the wearable computer into the operating room.