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News Awards and Presentations


Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals received Magnet designation on January 20, 2011 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Writing Awards:

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Excellence in Clinical Practice Award May 2009
"Factors Influencing Nurses’ Participation in Clinical Research." Gastroenterology Nursing 31.3 (2008): 198-208.

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing Writing Award 2009
"Oral Care Intervention to Reduce Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit." Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 40.5 (2008): 291-298.

Medscape Article of the Week and Smartbrief - Top Ten of Most-Read Articles by Nurses in Medscape in 2008
L. Fields. "DNR Does Not Mean No Care." Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 39.5 (2007): 294-296.

HCPro - One of the Best-Selling Books in 2008
B. Brunt. "Evidence-Based Competency Management System: Toolkit for Validation and Assessment." 2nd Ed. Marblehead, MA: HCPro, 2008.

Research Honors:

Jane Soposky, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

  • 2008 Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Award for Management for the Midwest Region
  • 2007 Women of Professional Excellence Achievement Award nominee

Eileen Fleming, MSN, RN, CNS

  • 2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's Excellence in Nurse Mentoring Award 
  • 2007 Kent State University College of Nursing's Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award 
  • 2007 University of Akron College of Nursing's Distinguished Alumni Award


J. Soposky and E. Fleming. "Care Beyond: Identifying a Nursing Professional Practice Model at Summa Akron City and St Thomas Hospitals." Baylor Health Care System's Professional Practice Models Conference. Dallas, TX: February 24-26, 2011.

P. Banchy, M. Ward, L. Gleespen, and S. Shaha. "Technology Empowered Transformational Advances for Genuine Nursing-rich Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Care." The American Organization of Nurse Executives' 43rd Annual Meeting & Exposition. Indianapolis, IN: April 9-13, 2010.

B. Brunt, E. Fleming, and D. Kropp. "Assessing Evidence-Based Practice Readiness." STT Region 10 Conference: Bridging Nursing Leadership & Research. Ann Arbor, MI: April 16-17, 2010.

B. Brunt, E. Fleming, and D.Kropp. "Assessing Evidence-Based Practice Readiness." Ohio Nurses Foundation 4th Annual CE and Staff Development Educators Conference. Columbus, OH: April 23, 2010.

J. Davis, E. Fleming, and D. Kropp."Screening for Postpartum Depression on an Inpatient Unit." AWHONN Convention. Las Vegas, NV: September 25-29, 2010.

J. Foster, E. Maseth, P. Edenfield, and De. Kropp. "Hospital Distribution of Formula Sample Packs in Ohio Perinatal Region 6 and the State of Ohio." United States Breastfeeding Committee Conference. Washington, DC: January 2010.

J. Padrutt, J. Tapp, E. Fleming, and D. Kropp. "Assessing the Nurses’ Actual and Perceived Knowledge of Diabetes Management Before and After Implementation of an Educational Intervention." National Nursing Staff Development Organization Convention. San Diego, CA: July 7-11, 2010.

A. Sabo, S. Hazelett, C. Holder, L. Benedict, E. Fleming, S. Fosnight, S. Germano, and K. Allen. "Outcomes of an Acute Delirium Detection, Prevention and Treatment Intervention." American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL: May 12-15, 2010.

J. Davis, D. Kropp, and E. Fleming. "Does an Inpatient Screen for Postpartum Depression Predict a 6-Weeks Outpatient Screen?" AJN Conference: Advancing Excellence in Nursing Practice. Chicago, IL: October 4-6, 2009.

C. Holder, S. Hazelett, G. Smith, A. Jencius, and E. Fleming. "Health Care Workers Who Serve as Informal Caregivers to Older Adults' Perceived Needs." American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago, IL: April 30, 2009.

M. Nibling, K. Frantz, and D. Kropp. "A Study Comparing the Length of Stay for Infants Treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with Methadone versus Morphine and Phenobarbital." March of Dimes: Improving the Grade. Columbus, OH: November 16-17, 2009.

J. Padrutt, J. Tapp, E. Fleming, and D. Kropp. "Assessing the Nurses’ Actual and Perceived Knowledge of Diabetes Management Before and After Implementation of an Educational Intervention." AADE 36th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Atlanta, GA: August 5, 2009.

K. Wright, R. Beeson, S. Hazelett, D. Kropp, C. Holder, E. Fleming, and K. Allen. "Transitional Care Scross the Continuum: Empowering the Older Adult to Change through Medication Reconciliation Self-Management: Pilot Study." Sigma Theta Tau 40th Biennial Convention. Indianapolis, IN: October 2009.