ACTSI Investigator Dr. John Sweeney in the News

John F. Sweeney, MD, ACTSI investigator; W. Dean Warren Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery; Director, Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, Department of Surgery; Emory University School of Medicine

U.S. News & World Report | | Weight-loss surgery seems safe for kidney disease patients
March 1, 2012

Ivanhoe | Weight-loss surgery safe for kidney disease patients
March 5, 2012

American Medical News | Cutting readmissions requires reducing complications
September 10, 2012

Dr. Sweeney recently directed a quality assurance program at Emory that is achieving continuous enhancements in clinical outcomes, patient safety and services. One such initiative was the addition of the acute and critical care surgery service to Emory University Hospital’s (EUH) emergency department. EUH data showed that the program had shortened surgical response time to emergency cases, reduced the average length of stay and lowered the 30-day readmission rate.