Bethesda Hospital East's general surgery team will use the morbidity and mortality rounds to analyze the team management of patient care, identify opportunities for surgical and system improvements and, as an interdisciplinary surgical team, address causes of adverse patient outcomes with the goal of improving patient care.

Participation in the morbidity and mortality rounds is by invitation only.


Bethesda Hospital East Surgery M&M invited members (surgeons, residents, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses.


  • Analyze team management of patient care and clinical outcomes.
  • Identify opportunities for surgical and system improvements to reduce the morbidity and mortality of surgical patients. 
  • Utilize the knowledge of the interdisciplinary surgical team to address causes of adverse patient outcomes. 
  • Perform literature review related to specific clinical cases. 



Jessica Buicko Lopez, M.D.
General & Vascular Surgery Specialists
Bethesda Hospital East
Baptist Health South Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida

Jessica Buicko Lopez, M.D., moderator of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-859467, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Physician Assistants.  


American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - General Surgery

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Successful completion of this course is submitted to specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS system. 

Session date: 
12/13/2023 - 7:00am to 8:00am EST
  • 1.00 ABS MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners

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