Legal / Leadership

March 2, 2018

Why unlikely partnerships will spark the health-care revolution

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

CNBC Our team from Mayo Clinic — the 150-year-old health-care organization that invented the first group practice of medicine — was looking to learn from a start-up in Chinatown. Innovation springs up in unlikely places through unconventional collaborations. Late last year health-care industry watchers were abuzz with speculation when CVS and Aetna announced a merger […]

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Tags: CEO, CNBC, Dr. John Noseworthy


March 2, 2018

Brede: Noseworthy was the right Mayo leader for the times

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Post-Bulletin Just like Rochester’s history is intricately intertwined with Mayo Clinic’s, Mayo CEO and President Dr. John Noseworthy and the city have worked together with the support of our community to help put Mayo Clinic and Rochester on a dynamic path for the future. With the announcement of Dr. Noseworthy’s retirement last week, I wanted […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy CEO at Mayo Clinic, Mayor Ardell Brede, Post Bulletin


July 16, 2014

Decision looming in HIV CHIPS case

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A Brownsdale couple in court because of their child’s medical conditions and their views toward his HIV treatment should soon know if they retain full custody…Yet earlier Monday, Jones questioned Dr. W. Charles Huskins, a Mayo Clinic expert in pediatric infectious disease who was on call when Rico was born, about concerns the clinic staff […]

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Tags: Austin Daily Herald, Dr. W. Charles Huskins, HIV CHIPS, HIV treatment, pediatric infectious disease, risk-reducing drugs


April 19, 2013

Judge ends parents’ rights in starved boy case

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A judge has terminated the parental rights of a Minnesota couple accused of starving their 8-year-old adopted son, calling him the victim of preventable circumstances…Westphal wrote he was sad that his order once again “leaves him without adults that he can call mom and dad.” The boy has been with foster parents since getting out […]

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Tags: foster parents, legal, MPR, parental rights, starving


April 16, 2013

Alberta Health Services won’t investigate former exec’s trip to Mayo Clinic

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Alberta Health Services says it won’t investigate an allegation that a former executive billed taxpayers for medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota…Michele Lahey claimed and was reimbursed for $7,225 in expenses for a 2007 trip to the clinic while executive vice-president for the Capital Health region…The documents include Lahey’s bill from the Mayo, […]

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Tags: Alberta Health Services, Capital Health, medical treatment, Michele Lahey, Yahoo! News Canada


April 3, 2013

Rochester lawmakers look to crack down on hospital drug thieves

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A hospital worker secretly steals a patient’s pain medication and replaces the contaminated syringe with saline solution, exposing the patient to a potentially deadly virus, such as hepatitis C. It’s a problem that is becoming all too common, according to Dr. Keith Berge, chairman of Mayo Clinic’s Drug Diversion Prevention Committee…It’s cases like this that […]

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Tags: Dr. Keith Berge, Drug Diversion Prevention Committee, drug theft, Hepatitis C, Post Bulletin, reporting laws


March 22, 2013

Intuitive Robosurgery Training Seen Lacking in Lawsuits

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG), the maker of robots used in 367,000 U.S. operations last year, is facing accusations in lawsuits that it put patients at risk by marketing the machinery to doctors without providing adequate training…In gynecology surgery, Mayo Clinic researchers found it takes 90 operations to become proficient on the robot, according to study […]

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Tags: adequate training, Bloomberg, Intuitive Surgical Inc., Obstetrics & Gynecology, robosurgery, robots


March 13, 2013

Talk of the Nation – A Clinical Dilemma: Recommending Pot to Patients

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Eighteen states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. As state laws change, physicians face new decisions about whether or not to recommend pot. Doctors have varying views on its therapeutic effects, as well as the ethical and legal ramifications. Guests include Dr. Michael Bostwick, professor of psychiatry, Mayo Medical School and Dr. Robert DuPont, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Bostwick, Dr. Robert DuPont, medical marijuana, NPR, state law, therapeutic effects


February 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s was Minnesota man’s path to fame, then jail

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

As it turns out, though, Smith didn’t have dementia at all. He faked it to qualify for disability insurance and will soon be sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Tunheim for defrauding the government…”It’s an amazing case,” said Dr. David S. Knopman, a Mayo Clinic neurologist who diagnosed Smith as having Alzheimer’s in 2005. “I […]

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Tags: defrauding government, disability insurance, Dr. David S. Knopman, Star Tribune


October 12, 2012

Eau Claire Doctor Accused of Assaulting Boy

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

An Eau Claire pediatrician is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male patient. Prosecutors have charged Dr. David Van de Loo with second-degree sexual assault and exposing himself. Authorities began an investigation Aug. 31 after the boy’s parents told police their son was sexually assaulted during a medical exam at Mayo Clinic Health System in […]

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Tags: Dr. David Van de Loo, KSTP, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire, sexual assault


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