Referring to physicians, Royer says, "I don't think any physicians [have] left. Some of the positions are in peer review," he says. "To physicians, it's the message we are giving everyone. We have four focused goals, the important one is the CMS survey and making sure (doctors) include documentation and stressing the importance that we are in this together."
"We have to be accountable as a team, and that means we need to be honest and open with each other, to say where it is working and where it is not working and try to encourage people what they might do better."
Royer did not indicate whether there will be more personnel moves, but insists that hospital officials want to make permanent improvements "to help assure positive, sustainable change that will improve our safety, quality of care and patient experience at Parkland, he said.
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