Outstanding outcomes, renowned specialists contribute to diabetes and endocrinology rankings

Outstanding outcomes, renowned specialists contribute to diabetes and endocrinology rankings

In 2009, YNHH surgeon Robert Udelsman, MD, MBA, operated on a woman whose thyroid cancer had not been completely eliminated during a previous procedure at another hospital. Removing the residual cancer without damaging the nerve to the patient's vocal cords was a delicate procedure. In addition to affecting speech, damage to this nerve could make breathing and swallowing difficult. Dr. Udelsman was able to remove the cancer without any nerve damage, and the woman now enjoys a normal, active life.

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With three quarters finalized, PIP results show some gains

With three quarters finalized, PIP results show some gains

Third quarter Performance Incentive Plan (PIP) results for fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, indicate progress in several categories while scores in a few areas still indicate need for improvement. If PIP were paid today, eligible employees would receive a payout of up to 2.32 percent of their salary. If all goals are achieved at maximum, the potential PIP maximum payout is 3 percent for FY13. PIP results are measured in four hospital-wide areas of performance: patient safety and quality, patient experience, Epic implementation and financial.

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