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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
Officials reviewing safe care after second Ebola case

...Africa, although, not to the Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, and the system performed as it should, Chief Medical Officer William Farr said."We felt like we handled those extremely well," he said. But in light of the new case and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-13/officials-reviewing-safe-car
Check doctors' vitals, before they check yours

...It's a huge shift in terms of transparency and driving quality improvement," Dr. Patrick Conway, Medicare's chief medical officer, told the AP.Consumers think it would help. More than 7 in 10 say quality would improve if doctors had to publicly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-07-30/check-doctors-vitals-the
NCAA suggests limiting contact practices in football

...the kids are beat up, they just aren't as ready to perform as well," said Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA's chief medical officer. "And some of them have a very illuminated view of this because they also understand that when kids are beat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-07/ncaa-suggests-limiting-contact-pr
Positions tied to Augusta VA investigation under interim leadership

...in Rochester, N.Y. Before joining the Bath VA Medical Center as chief of staff in December 2009, he was the chief medical officer at the Syracuse Community Health Center.Diaz has served as the Associate Medical Director for Total Care, Inc...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/positions-tied-augusta-va-in
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

...medical care by physicians with experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of concussions," NCAA's chief medical officer Brian Hainline said.Siprut added that stricter rules and oversight should help ensure the viability of football...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-29/ncaa-settles-head-injury-
New rehab center moves closer

...physicians, is already advertising for positions such as nurses and is recruiting, Demitor said. One position, its Chief Medical Officer, is already filled.Dr. William Jacobs, who is also on the faculty at Georgia Regents University, came on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-03/new-rehab-center-moves-close
FIFA medical chief dislikes drug testing plans for World Cup in Brazil

...matches there.Samples from Manaus could take "maybe 36 hours" to get to Lausanne, said Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's chief medical officer. From other venues, the travel time should be 24 hours, he said.But D'Hooghe expressed concerns about possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-11/fifa-medical-chief-d
Biz bits

...Award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Details: He is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Georgia Regents Medical Center. JOHN CHANDLERAward/honor: Named top producer in October for Georgia Bank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-09/biz-bits
CVS dropping tobacco products

...monitor patient care, and the presence of tobacco in its stores has made for some awkward conversations, CVS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Troyen A. Brennan said."One of the first questions they ask us is, 'Well, if you're going to be part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-05/cvs-dropping-tobacco-product