June 11, 2018

Around the nation: Georgia Medical Board suspends doctor recorded dancing during surgery

Daily Briefing

    The state medical board said the doctor's continued practice "poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Iowa, and Michigan.

    • Georgia: The Georgia Medical Board on Thursday suspended the license of Windell Davis-Boutte, medical director and CEO of Boutte Contour Surgery & Skin in Lilburn, who is known for posting videos of herself dancing while operating on patients. The board suspended Davis-Boutte's license after it "received reliable information" that a patient had been taken to the hospital by ambulance one day after undergoing breast augmentation, a butt lift, and liposuction at Davis-Boutte's practice. The board said her continued practice "poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare." Davis-Boutte is currently being sued by at least 10 patients who claim her negligence left them disfigured and in one case caused permanent brain damage (Caron, New York Times, 6/7).

    • Iowa: UnityPoint Health-Des Moines has named David Stark as president and CEO, effective July 1. Stark previously served as the EVP and COO of UnityPoint and has worked for the organization since 1995. Stark will succeed Eric Crowell, who is retiring (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/7).

    • Michigan: The Michigan Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would require the state to seek a federal waiver to impose work requirements on the state's Medicaid expansion population. The bill would require most adults ages 18 to 62 to complete some form of workforce engagement averaging 80 hours a month to be eligible for Medicaid. The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who is expected to sign it (AP/Modern Healthcare, 6/7).

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