The 8th Annual Quality Summit - Poster Session

These abstracts highlight Best Practices around the state of Ohio, and we thank them for their commitment to quality and their willingness to share.


Akron Children’s Hospital
“Reducing Harm: Implementing a Pressure Ulcer Reduction Program in a Pediatric Hospital”
                        Joyce E. Burton, MSN, RN - Nursing Performance Improvement Coordinator
                        Connie Teal, MSN, RNC NIC, PCNS-BC, WCC - NICU CNS
Akron General Health System
“Early Identification and Management of the Septic Patient”
                        Christine Boulden, MSN, RN, HACP - Coordinator QI/Patient Safety
“Target Zero: A Patient Safety Initiative”
                        Christine Boulden, MSN, RN, HACP - Coordinator QI/Patient Safety
“Nursing Shared Governance: Patient Safety and Performance Improvement Council”
                        Stephenie Kline, BSN, RN - Quality Improvement Coordinator
Aultman Hospital
“Echo Quality: The Never Ending Story”
                        Patricia Miller, MSN, RN, NE-BC, AACC
Fairfield Medical Center
“Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of a Graduate Nurse Residency Program in an Independent Community Hospital”
                        Hope Tindor, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN - Clinical Preceptor, Learning and Development
Memorial Hospital
“Emergency Department Laboratory Specimen Throughput Project”
                        Amanda Stidam - Quality Improvement Specialist
                        Eric Keifer, MT (ASCP) - Laboratory Director
                        Theresa James, MLT -  LIS Coordinator
Mount Carmel Health System
“A Retrospective Cohort Study of Labor Induction With Oxytocin Pre- and Post-Implementation of a Standardized Low-Dose Oxytocin Protocol”
                        Robin Driver, BS, RN, C-EFM - Perinatal Research Nurse
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital
“Ensuring a Seamless Admission: 2 North Admission Nurse Pilot Program”
                        Amy O'Brien, RN, BSN - 2 North Nurse Manager
“Therapeutic Hypothermia in Post Cardiac Arrest Patients”
                        Jill Dunham, BSN, RN, CCRN
“Patient Safety Tips of the Day: Taking It Beyond the Huddle”
                        Kathleen Enright, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA - Clinical Educator OR MCSA
“Improving Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates by Focusing on the Critical Early First Hours of Life”
                        Linda McSweeney, RN - Nurse Manager Mother Infant
“Impacting the Patient's Care Beyond the Hospital Setting: Mount Carmel St. Ann's Discharge Nurse Pilot Program”
                        Diana Sterling, RN
                        M. Kay Randall, RN 
                        Sandra Takach, MBA BSN RN
Mount Carmel West
“Reducing Infant Mortality Through In-Hospital Education and Modeling of Safe Sleep, and Community Outreach”
                        Heather Bell Budai, RN, BSN, C-EFM
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Implementing an Education Program to Increase Breastfeeding in Neonates Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”
                        Gail A. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, CNS - Perinatal Outreach
“Three Years Later: Improving Inpatient Safe Sleep Practices at Nationwide Children's Hospital through the SLEEP (Stopping Little Lives Ended by Educating Parents/Providers) Project”
                        Gail A. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, CNS - Perinatal Outreach
“Empowering Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients and Families to Learn Pattern Management Strategies to Improve their Diabetes Care and Management”
                        Don Buckingham, MBOE, CSSBB - Quality Improvement Services
“Implementation of a Pediatric Surgical Quality Improvement (QI)-Driven M&M Conference”
                        Barrett Cromeens - Department of Pediatric Surgery
 “A Toy Cleaning Process for Inpatient Therapies”
                        Teresa H Gueth, MS, OTR/L
“A Population Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Children with Medical Complexity”
                        Melissa Madden, MPH - HCIA Complex Care Program Coordinator
“Adherence to EGD Biopsy Recommendations”
                        Anne Trout, RD, PMP - Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Ohio Department of Health
“Hospital Improvement with Scheduling Stroke Specialty Care Follow-up Appointments”
                        Stacy Lender, RD, LD - Quality Improvement Coordinator
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
“Ohio Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review: Translating Data Into Improvement in Maternal Outcomes Through Patient Safety Initiatives”
                        Cynthia S. Shellhaas, MD, MPH - Associate Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
OhioHealth System
“OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels”
                        Mary Ann G. Abiado, PhD, MSN, RN - Data Management and Evaluation Specialist
"OhioHealth System STEMI"
                        Kathy Taylor, BSN, RN - STEMI Coordinator, Grant Medical Center
                        Amy Morris, BSN, RN, CCRN – Marion General Hospital
                        Mary Ann DelAguaro, BSN, RN – Riverside Methodist Hospital
OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
“Reducing Surgical Site Infections: Developing an Evidenced-Based Algorithm for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy”
                        Stephanie Ralph Dunn BSN, RN
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
“Using Patient Safety Partnerships To Improve Patient Safety Culture”
                        Kathryn A. Crea, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS - Director of Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety
“Using Simple Tools to Help Solve Complex Issues: Incorporating Visual Management Into Daily Work”
                        Jo Henman, MPH,CIC - Infection Prevention Program Supervisor
Pomerene Hospital
“Using Lean Six Sigma to Drive HCAHPS Discharge Section Score Improvements”
                        Julia Klink RN - Manager Med Surg/SCU
                        J. Craig Miller, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Executive Director of Corporate Services
                        Nicole Kolacz, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Office and Vice President of Patient Services
“Diabetic Self-Management Training Program Improvement Initiative”
                        Kathy Snyder, BSN
                        Nicole Kolacz, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Office and Vice President of Patient Services
“Best Practice Initiative for CAUTI Program Improvement”
                        Jim Valentine, RCP, IP - Director of Respiratory Care and Infection Control
                        Nicole Kolacz, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Office and Vice President of Patient Services
Robinson Memorial Hospital
“At Risk Care Plans: A Way to Reduce Readmissions and Adverse Events”
                        Cynthia Majercik RN, MSN, ACNS-BC - Clinical Nurse Specialist
Southern Ohio Medical Center
“The Patient Safety Group (PSG)”
                        Tiffany Shope, BSN, RN - Risk Manager
                        Christy Aeh MS, CPHRM - Director Safety Services
St. John Medical Center
“St. John Medical Center's Journey to Excellence: The Patient and Family Experience”
                        Terry Winemiller
“St. John Medical Center's Journey to Excellence: Utilizing Pharmacy Personnel to Improve Medication History and Medication Management in the Emergency Department”
                        Terry Winemiller
Summa Health System
“Surgical Safety HardStop Checklist: Blocking Holes in the Swiss Cheese for Patient Safety”
                        Victoria Wells, MSN, RN-BC, CAPA - Professional Development Educator
Summa Barberton Hospital
“Nursing Driven Acute Delirium Prevention”
                        Joyce Restifo, RN, MSN, Geriatric CNS-BC – Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
“Anticipating Need: Improving Call Light Response on a Medical Surgical Unit”
                        Pam Johnson – MSN, RN, CNL – Bethesda North Hospital
“Daily Huddle Hits the Bull’s-eye of Triple Aim”
                        Pam Johnson – MSN, RN, CNL – Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital
 “At Your Service: Implementing the Concierge Role on a Medical Surgical Unit”
                        Angela Sexton – RN, CON – Bethesda North Hospital
University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center
“A Predictive Analytics Model to Risk Stratify Patients and Define Appropriate Interventions to Facilitate Care Coordination”
                        Lori Kingston BSN, CCM – Manager of Community Outreach
                        Thomas Knowles MHA, RRT, RPSGT – Manager of Respiratory Therapy & Harrington Heart and Vascular
                        Sarah Knowles MSN, RN-BC, WCC – Staff Development Coordinator
                        Karin Siebeneck BSN, CCM – Manager of Case Management & Social Work 
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
“Hospital Based Safe Sleep Initiative”
                        Courtney Hamilton RN, MSN - Nurse Clinician
“Baby Friendly…One Step at a Time - Transforming an Urban Teaching Hospital into a Baby-Friendly Hospital”
                        Susan Williamson, BSN, IBCLC - Lactation Services
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