Our Board utilizes a Committee structure to dig into issues that the system faces. One of the Committees is Quality and Academics and its focus is just what it is in the title. Today I want to touch on the Academic component. I remember when I was interviewing for the position of President and CEO of GHS nearly 4 and a half yeas ago, I was impressed and surprised at the depth of Academic endeavors. As I would talk to my peers around the country they too were impressed and surprised. But what struck me most was how little the community was aware of the rich tradition and accomplishments that GHS has with Academics. The following Annual report highlights the recent activity:
ACADEMIC SERVICES AND THE SUPERVISION OF RESIDENTS
2009 – 2010
|ProgramResidency Programs||Departmental Chairs||Program Directors||Years||Res/Yr|
|Family Medicine||W. Pat Marshall, MD||R. Bruce Hanlin, MD||3||6|
|Internal Medicine||Angelo Sinopoli, MD||Bruce B. Latham, MD||3||10|
|Medicine/Pediatrics||Drs. Sinopoli/Schmidt||Russell C. Kolarik, MD||4||4|
|Obstetrics/Gynecology||Donald (Chip) Wiper, MD||David A. Forstein, DO||4||6|
|Orthopaedic Surgery||Edward W. Bray, MD||Kyle J. Jeray, MD||5||4|
|Pediatrics||William F. Schmidt||Kerry K. Sease, MD||3||9|
|Surgery||Spence M. Taylor, MD||Dane Smith, MD||5||4|
|Preliminary Residents:Subspecialty Fellowships||Internal Medicine 4||Surgery 4|
|Family Med/Sports||W. Pat Marshall, MD||Kyle J. Cassas, MD||1||2|
|Dev/Behav Peds||William F. Schmidt, MD||Desmond P. Kelly, MD||3||1|
|Vascular Medicine*||Spence M. Taylor, MD||Bruce H. Gray, DO||1||2|
|Vascular Surgery||Spence M. Taylor, MD||Eugene M. Langan, MD||2||2|
|Minimally Invasive Surgery*||Spence M. Taylor, MD||Will Cobb, MD||1||1|
|Total Joint*||Edward W. Bray, MD||Jay Rodrigo, MD||1||1|
|Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports||ORFC||Richard Hawkins, MD||1||5|
|As evidenced from the chart below, scholarly productivity of the faculty continues to be strong and has significantly increased compared to last year.
||Journal Publications||Book Chapters|
The CME offerings provided by GHS remain of high quality and continue to provide excellent educational opportunities for our physicians and practitioners. GHS remains the third largest provider of CME activities in the state. In January 2010, GHS underwent a successful CME accreditation site visit by the SCMA resulting in an unusual 6 year accreditation with commendation. Of concern is uniformly declining commercial support for medical education programs. CME highlights for 2010 included:
Annual Greenville Postgraduate Seminar had record attendance of 362 participantsFaculty Development (FEED) education series was continued under the leadership of Michael J. Fuller, MD and is receiving national acclaimThe Greenville Healthcare Simulation Center, now under the Medical Direction of Rob Morgan, MD, provided simulation-based training sessions attended by 4,439 students which accounted for 6,640 hours of utilization. This reflects a 15% increase over prior year.
Use for resident education is increasing for courses like Difficult Airway Management, ATLS, ACLS, PALS line insertion, and other patient safety and quality courses.
In 2010, 56 Category I CME activities providing 916 hours of educational programming included:
In 2009-2010, 1536 of our employees took advantage of AHEC continuing education programs, many developed based upon the needs identified by GHS for the re-licensure and re-certification of 14 different healthcare professionals including nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and social workers. This arrangement saved GHS and its employees greater than $72,000.
The Greenville Campus of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCOP) continues implementation of a 4-year degree campus at GHS. Experiential education is in process for 25 third-year students who started in August 2011. Twelve thousand square feet of space has been upfit in the front of Marshall Pickens to accommodate the classroom education of SCCOP students and administrative support/initial faculty for USCSOM-Greenville
The Greenville satellite program of the USCSOM CRNA program opened in January 2010 with 6 students and is thriving.
USC and GHS submitted to the LCME formal application as an emerging medical school in January 2010. USCSOM – Greenville is now on the LCME website as a stage I emerging medical school. The Data Base and Self Study documents are in preparation. Current plans are to submit them in mid-December for site visit in March 2011.
The most successful collaboration is the Senior Driving research initiative led by Johnell Brooks. The Bioengineering Department is soon to occupy its newly upfit space on the fourth floor of Patewood C to pursue translational orthopaedic and vascular surgery research.
MUSC & Greenville Tech
The Greenville Healthcare Simulation Center is located on the Greenville Memorial campus. The combined efforts of GHS and Greenville Technical College continue to provide simulation-based education for Greenville Technical College students both at the GHS center and in the STAT
GHS continues to be a collaborative partner with MUSC, USC College of Nursing, Clemson College of Nursing and others as part of the Health Sciences South Carolina collaborative.
The premed clinical exposure opportunities for students from Furman, Clemson and other upstate Universities have been formalized through the CUR2E program. Also, the Tier 2 phase of the MEDEX Academy will be initiated this year with 15 Furman rising sophomore students.
Health Sciences South Carolina, a collaborative entity composed of GHS, USC, PH, Spartanburg Regional, Clemson and MUSC changed its model and purpose to facilitate health care transformation through statewide organization of quality improvement initiatives.
Med Ex Academy
The Tier I Phase of the GHS workforce development pipeline program was successfully launched this year with graduation of 12 highly qualified Carolina Academy and Southside High School senior students.
The GHS Office of Research Compliance and Administration (ORCA) has converted all IRB activity to electronic submission and review. As a consequence, GHS ORCA is a statewide HSSC resource for eIRB implementation. An electronic grants management data base to support the efforts of the investigators and research coordinators is being reconsidered. GHS became AAHRP accredited, joining MUSC as the only two such accredited research sites in South Carolina.
GHS and Cancer Centers of the Carolinas recently launched ITOR (Institute for Translational Oncology Research) to expedite personalized cancer therapy based upon individual combinations of cellular biomarkers. This is being done by the GHS Phase I Clinical Research Unit (CRU) through a formal relationship with Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.