Spring 2021 Newsletter
New Performance Reports Coming Soon!
Due to the pandemic there has been a slow down in data but we are excited to announce that new performance reports will be available very soon through the SCW Learning Management System.
Mayo Clinic, LaCrosse
Surgeon Champion: Mike Roskos
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Baraboo
Monroe Clinic Hospital
Waupun Memorial Hospital
Ripon Medical Center
St. Agnes Hospital
Surgeon Champion: Marie Thomas
Reducing Repeat Operations for Women With Breast Cancer – Oncoplastic Training Event
A key strategy for reducing re-excisions after breast conserving surgeries is employing oncoplastic techniques (recommended by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) Collaborative Attempt to Lower Lumpectomy Reoperation Rates (CALLER)). The virtual learning opportunity was recommended by SCW surgeons who attended prior trainings and recommend them highly.
Rural Colonoscopy Inititative Kicks Off!
SCW’s Rural Task Force, which is made up of general surgeons practicing in rural Wisconsin, identified colonoscopy as a high priority target for quality improvement. As a result, the SCW Rural Colonoscopy initiative kicked off Spring 2021.
SCW Launches Regional Learning Network
While SCW in person meetings have been well received, there are challenges to finding locations that are feasible for all members to attend given the size and rurality of Wisconsin. With this in mind, SCW has borrowed the Wisconsin Public Health Region framework to create geographic regions for the Surgical Collaborative.