Yale Practice Archive

November/December 2009-October 2007

Nov./Dec. 2009

  • YMG celebrates increased revenues, rising patient satisfaction, and a growing reputation
  • Clinical excellence award goes to pulmonologist
  • Awards spotlight compliance and patient satisfaction

October 2009

  • Public affairs team promotes clinical and research advances
  • Physician at Work: Jean Bolognia, MD: A dermatologist uses her eyes to spot disease
  • Media hungry for medical news from faculty

Sept. 2009

  • Expert in MS research named to lead Department of Neurology
  • Physician at Work: Walter Longo, MD, Gastrointestinal Surgery: Knowing when not to operate
  • 45 YMG physicians among New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors”
  • YMG to study clinical space needs
  • Pediatric programs among nation’s best
  • CME programs receive national acclaim
  • Obstetrical unit improves outcomes
  • YMG, YNHH set to select EMR system

July/August 2009

  • Board of Governors forms committees to oversee YMG practices
  • Physician at Work: C. Robert Bernardino, MD, Ophthalmology: Droopy eyelids, bulging eyes, and double vision

June 2009

  • Clinicians and staff review EMR systems
  • Physician at Work: Kristaps J. Keggi, MD, From Latvia to Yale and back

May 2009

  • Contract settlement benefits both unions and Yale Medical Group practices
  • Physician at Work: Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Endocrinology, genetics, and surgery keep one surgeon busy
  • Bump rates improve at Yale Medical Group

April 2009

  • YMG elects new board of governors; Lockwood chosen as chair
  • Physician at Work: Joanne Weidhaas, MD: An oncologist looks for ways to improve quality of life
  • New electronic system makes protocol submission more efficient

Mar. 2009

  • Appointment a boon for Yale Cancer Center, YNHH, Smilow Cancer Hospital and YMG
  • Physician at Work: Lyndsay Harris, MD: A translational approach to breast cancer
  • Digestive Diseases encourages colonoscopy to prevent cancer

February 2009

  • YMG specialists support student-run HAVEN Free Clinic
  • Physician at Work: Shirley M. McCarthy, MD, PhD: A radiologist who enjoys the diagnostic side of medicine
  • YMG initiates study of electronic medical record needs

January 2009

  • New application makes pathology reports more accessible
  • Physician at Work: Jennifer McNiff, MD: A pathologist studies the "common and the rare"
  • Physicians receive first PQRI bonuses

November/December 2008

  • After 200 years CSMS and Yale rekindle their relationship
  • Physician at Work: Kathleen Connell, MD: Treating the condition, probing the genetics
  • Reception welcomes new clinical faculty to YMG

October 2008

  • Smilow Cancer Hospital on schedule for 2009 opening
  • Physician at Work: Marie Robert - the pathologist as detective
  • Radiology staff initiate safety change

September 2008

  • When it helps to say “I’m sorry.” YMG is taking steps to ensure that patients and families receive full disclosure about unintended outcomes
  • Physician at Work: Preserving eyesight in the most vulnerable patients

July/August 2008

  • How to be a leader in academic medicine, one surgeon’s prescription: Sukru Emre describes how he builds a team, motivates his staff and reaches common goals
  • Physician at Work: Richard N. Formica Jr. MD, a doctor for all hours

June 2008

  • First annual meeting celebrates the evolution of Yale Medical Group
  • Therapeutic radiologist wins first clinical excellence award
  • Awards to top scorers in Press-Ganey surveys

May 2008

  • YMG finds a new CMO close to home
  • Physician at Work: Clarence T. Sasaki, MD
  • First Yale Medical Group Annual Meeting
  • Medical Error Disclosure Training for CME Credit

April 2008

  • Art, Science and Business Acumen
  • Physician at Work: John Huang, MD
  • New policy on prescription practices

March 2008

  • YMG Hits Milestone Score in Patient Satisfaction
  • Good service depends on small things that loom large
  • Eye Center staff do the right thing
  • Practice building symposium slated for April

February 2008

  • Digestive Diseases Savors a New Home
  • Physician at Work: John Leventhal, MD
  • Yale CME provides new state-mandated courses

November/December 2007

  • YMG, YNHH welcome new clinical faculty
  • Physician at Work: Linda Mayes, MD
  • United Way Final Push

October 2007

  • Finding autism’s earliest clues
  • Physician at Work: Richard S. Bercik
  • Managed Care Fair