Dr. Schaeffer on the expansion of Northwestern’s urology network

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"In 2015, we had 3 employed urologists in our health network. Now, we have 19 employed urologists in our health network," says Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD.

In this video, Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD, discusses the progress of the implementation of Northwestern Medicine's Expanded Urology Leadership and Committee Structure. Schaeffer is chair and Harold Binstein Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Transcription:

How has implementation of Northwestern Medicine's Expanded Urology Leadership and Committee Structure been progressing?

In 2015, we had 3 employed urologists in our health network. Now, we have 19 employed urologists in our health network. And we've been systematically recruiting and building the teams, building them around medical directors who are eager to lead their individual groups. Our organizational structure really divides the network into different areas. And those different areas have urology practice sites between 2 and 4 different sites within 1 to 3 different hospitals so that we can appropriately deploy and balance the needs of the patients with the availability of the physicians.

This transcription has been edited for clarity.

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