Trillium Health Partners Conducting Review After Identifying Performance Issues with a Radiologist
Trillium Health Partners is in the process of reviewing 3,500 CT scans and mammograms conducted between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 to ensure the accuracy of results.
This review is being undertaken due to a performance issue with one radiologist at Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. All patients whose scans are being reviewed have been notified. The hospital also stated that this radiologist is no longer working at the hospital.
The hospital has engaged an external review team, led by Dr. Brian Yemen, MD, FRCP, Site Chief for Diagnostic Imaging, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and McMaster University Medical Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences.
The findings of Dr. Yemen’s review will be made public once the review is complete. The review will be expanded as necessary based on the independent recommendation of Dr. Yemen.
In addition to notifying the patients and physicians whose tests are a part of this review, the hospital has committed to following up with each of them directly as soon as their test has been reviewed. Patient and physician access lines have also been put in place to answer any questions or address any concerns patients, physicians or the community may have.
“Delivering high quality care and patient safety is our top priority, which is why we are approaching this proactively and with great care in conducting this review on behalf of our patients,” says Dr. Dante Morra, Chief of Staff, Trillium Health Partners.
“We apologize for any concern the news of this review may cause and want our patients and community to know it is being done to ensure the highest quality of care at our hospital,” says Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners. Patients or physicians who have any concerns or questions, are asked to Please call the appropriate access line forassistance. Community members are asked to use the Patient Access Line.
Patient Access Line: 905-848-7534 Available Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Physician Access Line: 905-848-7541 Available Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm