California's medical board is investigating the chairman and former vice chairwoman of the UC Irvine's anesthesiology department for undisclosed reasons. However, according to the Los Angeles Times, "a board spokeswoman said Tuesday that the inquiry involved allegations already on public record." The Times speculates that the investigation is related to a wrongful-termination suit filed by Dr. Glenn Provost, who had reported several problems with the anesthesiology department. The department has dealt with other problems too, including issues with its pain management program and the loss of nine professors. FierceHealthcare readers will remember that UCI also lost its liver transplant program last year. Thirty-two patients died waiting for transplants--despite the fact that there were many available organs.
To learn more details:
- read this Los Angeles Times article