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Doctors, Trinity hospitals are Top Performers

...striving to provide quality care would line up with inclusion on the Top Performer list, said Dr. John Farr III, chief medical officer for Doctors."The end result is we make the list. But that is not our goal up front," he said. "Our goal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-11-17/doctors-trinity-hospitals-ar
Ebola response leaves Georgia network confident

...Having that experience strengthens Georgia's health system in many ways, according to Dr. Doug Patten, chief medical officers for the Georgia Hospital Association."Ebola is just one thing," he said. "We've got to use this to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-18/ebola-response-leaves-ge
Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer

...the only nonsmoker in his family "may have been what led to my longer life."Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, said the first task likely will be determining where the cancer originated, as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-12/jimmy-carter-reveals-he-has-
Medicaid managed care provding more specialists, more success

...their care are ways a Medicaid managed care company is trying to improve care for its members, the company's chief medical officer said Tuesday.A better linking of providers could help aid struggling rural hospitals, said Dr. William Alexander...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-31/medicaid-managed-care-provdi
Fired Georgia Regents Medical Center nurse files whistle-blower lawsuit

...the oncology unit, has sued the hospital, its chief medical officer, and its chief nursing officer.Kim Cheely filed...Dr. Kevin C. Dellsperger, the recently hired chief medical officer, and Laura Brower, the chief nursing officer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/fired-georgia-regents-
The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

...public that this is a public health problem."Sen. Burke, an ob/gyn who is now a Bainbridge hospital's chief medical officer, pointed out that many hospitals in rural areas of Georgia have shut down their obstetrical services due to financial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-13/sad-rate-mothers-dying-child
Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy announced

...broader acceptance in society.Dr. Joe Rotella, chief medical officer of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative...high-quality care," said Patrick Conway, Medicare's chief medical officer. "I would want any American who wanted to have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-09/medicares-end-life-counsel
University Hospital, MCG partner to add 12 more residency positions

...up to 50 percent of the startup costs for developing the residencies, said Dr. William Farr, University's chief medical officer.It is part of a larger effort by the university system to expand residency training in the state to retain more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-18/university-hospital-mcg-part
Britain moves toward 3-person babies

...the resulting child would come from its parents, with a tiny fraction coming from the donor egg.Britain's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sally Davies, said the law would give women with mitochondrial disease "the opportunity to have children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-03/britain-moves-toward-3-person-babie
Leapfrog reports show Doctors, University earn A for patient safety

...Georgia Regents Medical Center earned a "C" but its chief medical officer said it doesn't participate with Leapfrog and...awareness in our organization," she said.As chief medical officer for GRMC and the health system, Dr. Kevin Dellsperger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-28/leapfrog-reports-show-doctor