Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital are using the advanced da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, offering new hope to patients with early stage lung cancer who may not be good candidates for a more invasive operation. Dr. Lana Schumacher, AGH thoracic surgeon, talks to Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI-TV about the hospital's robotic surgery capabilities. To learn more about Allegheny General Hospital's cancer capabilities, visit http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/canc...
Bangor Daily News: Ex-Treasury Secretary Visitng Maine Tackles Medical Errors
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Paul O’Neill, who led the Treasury under George W. Bush and is best known for his leadership of Alcoa, will visit Maine on Dec. 6 to speak at the annual symposium of the Maine Health Management Coalition, an employer-led nonprofit in Portland that’s dedicated to improving the quality and value of health care.
In 1997, O’Neill teamed up with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to found the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, a coalition of healthcare stakeholders that adapted the principles of the Toyota Production System to improve health care quality in the region. At Allegheny General Hospital, the changes led to a 67 percent drop in central line infections, O’Neill said.
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