Print this page Bookmark and Share
Flash FAX

June, 25, 2007

      David Kinsaul announced on June 20, 2007 that Maria Urban, MD, is stepping
      down as medical director of endocrinology.  In his letter, Kinsaul said
      that Dr. Urban "will remain at Dayton Children's and is planning to
      dedicate more time to her academic, teaching and clinical
      responsibilities.  During her tenure as medical director, she has provided
      long-term leadership that has resulted in the continued development and
      expansion of endocrine services at Dayton Children's. Paul Breyer, MD, has
      agreed to serve as the interim director while we launch a national search
      for a new medical director.  I appreciate Dr. Breyer's willingness to
      assist and serve in the interim role."  Questions? Contact Tom Murphy, MD,
      at 937-641-5871.

      The newly paved and gated lot for professional staff members located
      outside the laboratory entrance opened recently.  This lot provides ample
      parking for hospital-based staff as well as community physicians and
      dentists.  We are working on a way to make the angle of access to the lot
      less acute.  Stay tuned for what are likely to be changes in the next few
      weeks.  Meanwhile, be careful when you access the lot. Questions? Contact
      Tom Murphy, MD, at 937-641-5871.

      Recently a member of the department of surgery asked for information on
      peer review activities at Dayton Children’s.  Peer review activities are
      conducted on a regular basis for members of the departments of medicine
      and surgery.  For the medicine staff, every readmission within 15 days of
      discharge and every unplanned transfer to the PICU are reviewed as well as
      every death and a number of adverse outcomes.  That means about 150
      reviews a year.  In most cases, the care is appropriate and the
      documentation excellent.  Further peer review is performed on 15 to 20
      cases a year, with input from the attending of record.  Ultimately, any
      data that result from the reviews are stored in the credential's files for
      the department member.

      In surgery, the process is a bit different.  While every death and many
      adverse outcomes are reviewed, each surgical division has also identified
      indicators that are used to review more routine surgical cases. If these
      events trigger the need for additional review, the division head or the
      chair of surgery completes it with input from the professional staff
      member when necessary.  These reviews usually conclude that the standard
      of care was met and that documentation was adequate.  In the event that a
      minor or major complication is reviewed, or that the standard of care is
      not met (usually documentation issues), a copy of the review and its final
      conclusion is also stored in the credential's files.

      Formal investigations of clinical competency require review and approval
      by professional staff leaders before being started.  In some cases formal
      action by the credential's committee, professional staff executive
      committee or the board of trustees is required before an investigation is
      started.  Feel free to contact Tom Murphy for questions or clarification.

      CMS is encouraging health care providers who have been assigned NPIs to
      review their NPPES data as soon as possible and make any necessary updates
      or corrections before June 28 (expected go-live) to ensure their
      information is accurate when disclosed by CMS.  The Federal Register
      Notice states that health care providers who wish to delete any NPPES data
      that was not required to be furnished to obtain an NPI may do so before
      June 28 if they prefer those data elements not be disclosed by CMS.  CMS
      will not release SSN, ITIN or DOB. 


Pediatric Link

Finding the latest trusted child health and safety information doesn't have to be hard. Pediatric Link, Dayton Children's e-newsletter offers timely and up-to-date information for health care professionals from the experts you trust at Dayton Children's.

Sign up

Upcoming Events

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium is a unique opportunity for UD students, alumni, health care professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.

We are driven by our values of safety, compassion, ownership, collaboration, innovation and value creation. We are looking for individuals to join our team who embody these values and support our mission of improving the health status of all kids in our region. We hope that might be you! Come to our job fair to learn more about our open opportunities.

View full event calendarView more events...

The Right Experts

Just right for all kids


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815