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Rude Surgeons Make Things Complicated for Their Patients
HeathLeaders Media: Patients of surgeons who were cited for unprofessional conduct had an 18% to 32% higher risk for complications.

Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

Main Line Health News…
St. Thomas’ rector serves as guest chaplain at U.S. House

The Philadelphia Tribune: The Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw of St. Thomas African Episcopal Church served as the guest chaplain to the U.S. House on Thursday by giving the opening prayer for a regular session. Shaw was invited at the request of Congressman Dwight Evans (D-3). In the article, Evans noted Shaw’s work with Together for West Philadelphia in collaboration with Main Line Health.


Regional Health News…
Temple Health System likely to extend exclusive negotiations with Jefferson to sell Fox Chase
Philadelphia Inquirer: Temple University Health System chief executive Larry Kaiser said Tuesday that its agreement to negotiate exclusively with Jefferson would be extended.


Healthcare Business News…
New Geisinger CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu on his vision for democratizing world-class care

Becker’s Hospital Review: The Danville, Pa.-based health system officially appointed Jaewon Ryu, MD, its former executive vice president and CMO, to the position of president and CEO.


Quality and Safety News…

Patient, physician education can cut inappropriate antibiotics by 31%
Becker’s Hospital Review: Educating physicians and patients about safe antibiotic practices could cut inappropriate prescriptions by nearly one-third, according to a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine.

Patient Care News…
Doctors Learn The Nuts And Bolts Of Robotic Surgery

NPR: Across the country, surgeons are learning to use more than just scalpels and forceps. In the past decade, a growing number of medical institutions have invested in the da Vinci robot, the most common device used to perform robot-assisted, or robotic, surgery.

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