Residency Training Program at Confederate on Probation
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12-A Sunday, August 22, 1971 THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Staff, Facility Shortages Cited Residency Training Program At Confederate on Probation By Margaret Martin Times Medical Writer The residency training pro-gram in internal medicine at Confederate Memorial Medical Center has been placed on probation and officials given until Dec. 10 to s u b m i t a progress report on deficiencies listed by the accrediting agency. Dr. Eleanor Blish, of Houston, Tex., who represents the com-mittee made up of the Board of I n t e r n a l Medicine and the American Council on Medical Education, which is part of the American Medical Association, made the inspection. Notification of the probation-ary status came to Dr. Marion Hargrove, head of the depart-ment and assistant dean of the Louisiana State University Med-ical School at Shreveport in a letter from George Mixter Jr., secretary of the residency re-view committee. The three deficiencies are: 1. The program d i r e c t o r , because of a depletion of staff, carries far too great a load, the letter said. 2. Because of the lack of a coronary care unit, pulmonary function laboratory and "many speciality facilities one would expect to find in a modern teaching program." 3. B e c a u s e the outpatient, clinic "is greatly overloaded and under the circumstances completely impossible as a teaching resource." Hargrove said he has talked to both Confederate Hospital Director Dr. Edgar Galloway and LSU Medical School Dean Dr. Edgar Hull "and they want to do what they can to correct the deficiencies." Confederate Board Directors building and grounds chairman Dr. George Woolhandler pointed out that the board has been concerned with the two building problems for several years and they are already being correct-ed. Referring to the outpatient c l i n i c criticism, Woolhandler said that bids have already been taken and presently are being negotiated for a new facility. In the planning stages is a new intensive care unit for the facility, and in the future are plans for the pulmonary care lab. Hargrove said he wouldn't speculate on what the other "special facilities" might in-clude but pointed out that the Department of Medicine had a kidney specialist on board now and a dialysis laboratory will become a part of the depart-ment in the near future. As for the shortage of person-nel, Hargrove said that he had a promise from "Dean Hull that he is in complete sympathy with our needs and will do what he can to help." T h e r e are presently three other full-time personnel in the department — the kidney spe-cialist, an endocrinologist and a hematologist. Hargrove emphasized that the program is still approved for three years of training," and the four residents presently in the program will get full credit for their work. Woolhandler predicted t h a t "as time goes on, more and more training programs will have a raise in standards. We (Confederate Board of Direc-tors) hope to beat the transition period to the medical school." Hargrove said that the board has been extremely cooperative "and has done everything to help correct the deficiences."
|Title||Residency Training Program at Confederate on Probation|
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Residency Training Program (Confederate Memorial Medical Center, Shreveport, La.)
Medicine Department (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport)
Hargrove, Marion D., Jr.
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