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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 be considered.
WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2014): Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs, containing recommendations to improve the graduate medical education (GME) system. Click Here to view full story.
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 John Kasich appointed to lead the state’s health department may not meet the state requirements for the position, critics say – complaints Kasich’s spokesman Monday dismissed as “predictable, shrill attacks” from partisans. Continue reading
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 programs—the Trauma Care Systems Planning Grants and the Regionalization of Emergency Care Systems Pilot Projects.
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.
Judge Upholds Ohio’s Decision Ordering Martin Haskell’s Late-Term Abortion Biz Closed
Today, a Hamilton County magistrate ruled to uphold the Ohio Health Department’s decision to close the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, Martin Haskell’s Sharonville abortion clinic, for failure to meet Ohio medical standards. Continue reading
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Gallipolis . Holzer Clinic recently held its 26th annual High School Science Awards Banquet to honor outstanding science graduates from 28 area high schools.