“It is time for health care professionals to step up to the plate and realize our attitudes and our tones have consequences. Every patient in our presence sees the non-verbal cues we give, whether it’s meant to be towards them or the annoying nurse manager."
Swedish Health of Seattle is challenging an arbitrator’s decision to award $17.5 million to a neurosurgeon fired last year. David Newell, MD, argued that his dismissal was in retaliation for reporting concerns about another top surgeon.
Practitioner onboarding means different things to different people, depending on which department of the healthcare organization they work in. It can be hard to take a step back and look at the overall picture of provider onboarding when you are focused on your piece and meeting your own...
The importance of medical staff bylaws should compel every hospital and its medical staff leaders to ensure that bylaws are adequate, accurate, and in compliance with applicable requirements. A thorough review of these documents should occur periodically to determine whether they: