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Summa Health's appeal denied, emergency medicine program will lose accreditation

Residency Program Insider, March 31, 2017

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Summa Health System’s emergency program at Akron (Ohio) City Hospital will lose its accreditation effective July 1, following the denial of an appeal from the ACGME. The emergency medicine program has 30 residents and Summa Health said it will help them find new training programs. 

According to the ACGME’s report from February, when it first informed Summa Health that the emergency medicine program’s accreditation was being withdrawn, several issues with the emergency department had been identified, including residents treating and discharging patients without physician supervision and delays in stroke and trauma care. Summa Health recently switched the physician group staffing the emergency department and the ACGME found that the new emergency medicine faculty was unqualified to teach.

Summa Health, as a sponsoring institution, has also been put on probation, meaning it can’t start new residency programs or increase the size of any of its existing programs. It must also notify current residents and applicants of its probation status.

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
 



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