One year after signing on to build orthopedic program, surgeon resigns from Michigan hospital

One year after joining Sheridan (Mich.) Community Hospital, orthopedic surgeon Mark Warner, MD, resigned and the hospital put plans for a new orthopedics wing on hold, according to The Daily News.

Five key notes:

1. Dr. Warner joined Sheridan Community in January 2018 to "help usher in a new orthopedic wing into the hospital." The new wing would include hip, knee and shoulder surgery capabilities.

2. Dr. Warner tendered his resignation Feb. 1, and the hospital will not be able to offer many of the orthopedic surgery services without him.

3. Sheridan Community Hospital President and CEO Randy Flechsig sent an email to hospital staff that losing the orthopedic services, and associated revenue, would not lead to a hospital closure.

4. Post-resignation, Dr. Warner is continuing to seeing patients for follow-up visits and assist in health record transfer for 30 days to ensure a smooth transition.

5. At the time of the report, the hospital did not have plans to restart its orthopedic wing.

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