Good News for the Week

February 15, 2013 -- 51 Inpatient Transfers in January for Neurosurgery; Neurosurgery Receives Excellent Teaching Evaluation; Teaching Conferences Next Week

51 Inpatient Transfers in January for Neurosurgery:

Neurosurgery accepted 51 inpatient transfers in January, which is the largest number (previous high was 44) of patients accepted by our service over the last 13 months and likely the most ever (since the dawn of recorded history, which for this data is about three years ago). This is a testament to the excellent care and customer service provided to patients and referring MDs/facilities by our team.


Neurosurgery Receives Excellent Teaching Evaluation:

The Neurosurgery team received excellent evaluations from the third-year medical students rotating with us. Average score was 4.5 out of 5. Some of the comments were:

- This was a great rotation to start on for my surgery clerkship. The residents and attendings were very friendly and loved to teach!

- Great balance between OR, clinic and inpatient.

- I very much enjoyed this service. Everyone was nice and welcoming while still being professional and taking good care of their patients. I felt involved and welcome.


Teaching Conferences Next Week:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 7:30am-8:30am: Epilepsy Surgery Conference, CNP Lab Conference Room;
  • Wednesday, February 20, 7:00am-8:15am: Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality - Jason Blatt, WHB0122 Radiology Conference Room;
  • Friday, February 22, 7:30am-8:30am: Multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Conference, CG221 Cancer Hospital;
  • Friday, February 22, 11:00am-12:00pm: Brain Tumor Translational Research Conference, Terri S. Armstrong, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, Presenting on “From Reaction to Prevention: The Changing Paradigm of Symptom Science in Neuro-Oncology,” LCCC 00-002 Pagano Conference Room; 11:00am-12:00pm