Residency program probation lifted for Summa Health

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education lifted the probation against Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health that restricted the system from re-establishing its emergency medicine residency program, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

The program's accreditation was rescinded July 1 after the ACGME found that patients from Summa Akron City Hospital were being discharged from the emergency room after being seen only by residents and not their supervising physicians. These problems began after contract disputes in December 2016 between Summa and the physician group that staffed Summa's five emergency rooms. These physicians also acted as faculty members for Summa's emergency medicine residency program.

Though the probation has been lifted, it will still take time for the system to re-apply and then re-establish its residency program. 

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