James W. Saxton Presents at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting

LANCASTER, PA, May 12, 2015 – James W. Saxton, a member of the SE Healthcare Quality Consulting Board of Directors, was a presenter at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting held on April 15-18, 2015 in Nashville, TN.

During his presentation, “Avoiding Medical Legal Unpleasantness: How to Med/Mal-Proof Your Practice,” Mr. Saxton discussed how properly managing events and preventing claims can reduce liability risk for surgeons and the importance of developing strong relationships with patients by creating a five-star service culture in practices and incorporating specialty-specific patient experience tools which could improve quality, safety and outcomes. The SAGES meeting was attended by more than 2,200 people including world-renowned experts in GI and minimally invasive surgery. The program focused on clinical problems that surgeons encounter every day in their respective practices, including management of complications, approaches for reoperative surgery, and laparoscopy in the acute care setting.

Mr. Saxton, CEO and Co-Founder of Saxton & Stump, LLC, is an active defense trial lawyer – a practice he has sustained for more than 30 years – representing providers, including hospitals, physicians and retirement communities, in state and federal court administrative proceedings. He lectures frequently and is an invited speaker across the country on health care issues, including liability reduction and risk management. He presents to nationally prominent health care organizations such as the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Society for Health Care Risk Management and the Physician Insurers Association of America.

Based in Central Pennsylvania, Saxton & Stump, LLC is full service health care litigation firm focused on defending doctors, hospitals and nursing homes in medical professional liability claims and providing risk mitigation and safety consulting services to health care professionals. The firm also provides litigation representation in medical staff matters including credentialing and peer review, licensing and professional board matters and insurance bad faith counseling and litigation. In addition to a team of lawyers and paralegals, the firm employs physicians, nurses, a psychologist, physician reimbursement specialists as well as health policy thought leaders.

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