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February 2016

Tech Says Surgeon's Physical Bullying During Procedure Was Racially Motivated

He's suing the hospital that he says looked the other way.
Published: February 10, 2016

Patient Claims Surgeon Wrongly Shared Her Before-and-After Plastic Surgery Pictures

A local news station placed black bars over the patient's breasts and pelvic area — but identified the woman by name when it aired her photos.
Published: February 8, 2016

Texas Docs Court CMS for OK to Expand

Population needs dictate which physician-owned hospitals can build on.
Published: February 5, 2016

The Speakers Are Set for OR Excellence 2016

Find out why you'll absolutely love this meeting.
Published: February 3, 2016

A Checklist Is Only as Effective as Team Using It

To reap its safety benefits, you've got to use your checklist right.
Published: February 3, 2016

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January 2016

Furious at Administrators, Surgeon Allegedly Threatened to Get Assault Rifle

Police say they heard him say it was "the only way to get anything done."
Published: January 29, 2016

Study Finds Most Hernia Meshes Fail After Infection

Infections may also take longer to develop than previously thought.
Published: January 29, 2016

Patient Claims He Was Left Injured by IOL

The man is seeking more than $50,000 in damages after suffering from complications following cataract surgery.
Published: January 29, 2016

Study: Pre-op Antibiotic Regimen Can Predict a Patient's Risk of Infection

Women who receive β-lactam antibiotics before a hysterectomy have fewer SSIs than those receiving other regimens.
Published: January 28, 2016

Surgical Assistant Catches Nurse Anesthetist Fondling Himself in OR

The cellphone video is part of a lawsuit that allegedly shows a pattern of sexual harassment at a California hospital.
Published: January 28, 2016

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December 2015

Court: Hospital Right to Fire Nurse After Allegedly Endangering Patients

The nurse sued the hospital for wrongful termination, claiming she was let go not for unsafe OR practices, but for taking sick time.
Published: December 31, 2015

32 Hospitals Billed Outpatient Kyphoplasty as Inpatient Procedure

Facilities that overcharged Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures to settle federal fraud case for $28 million.
Published: December 28, 2015

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $12.5 Million Judgment in Mesh Case

Engineer says company never considered how to remove the mesh if it failed.
Published: December 23, 2015

Nursing Ranks as Most Honest, Ethical Profession for 14th Straight Year

About 85% of Americans feel nurses are highly trustworthy (doctors came in 3rd with 67%).
Published: December 21, 2015

Woman Accuses Hospital, Physicians of Covering Up Husband's Death

Wife claims hospital and doctors lied about what really killed her husband.
Published: December 21, 2015

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