Intern honored for shortening length of stay by leaving everyone NPO

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Intern Connor was given the distinguished length of stay award by prestigious academic hospital. During his acceptance speech he stated he was not surprised as this has always been “his thing.” Driven by fear of having a procedure canceled he has the policy of keeping everyone NPO.

When looking at a hungry patient with no planned procedures it can get difficult, but “I always knew I had a larger mission.” Competition is raising red flags about his length of stay stats, feeling his AMA rates padded his numbers. Others are saying it is ultimately going to come back to bite him through lower Press Ganey scores.

Connor ignores the critics saying the proof is in the pudding. This award validates my decision to keep all patients NPO, even if they may not have needed it. “As I always say if you’re going to make an omelet you gotta break some eggs.”

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