Resize Text Search
  • Schedule an Appointment
  • Find a Doctor
  • Locations
Patient Information
Doctor Appointment

News Awards and Presentations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2013 Annual Clinical Meeting Presentations  

Effects of a Robotic Specific Operating Room Checklist to Reduce Hospital Re-Utilization

Physician Scorecards to Improve Care and Promote Adherence to ACOG Guidelines

Outcomes after Implementation of a Hard Stop Policy Limiting Elective Delivery Prior to 39-Weeks



  1. Nock NL, Frasure H, Berger NA, von Gruenigen V. Physical Well Being Mediates the Association Between Body Mass Index and Depression in Endometrial Cancer Survivors: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), 35th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2011.
  2. Kenny TH, Nicodemo JM, Fenton BW, von Gruenigen VE. Does Quality “Bundling” improve Obstetrical Outcomes? A comparative study of elective inductions. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC, April 2011.
  3. Fenton BW, Tabet M, von Gruenigen V. A feasibility and practicality evaluation of patient care checklists. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC, April 2011.
  4. Wenzel L, Cella D, Donovan H, Donovan K, Walker J, Gaines M, von Gruenigen V, Penson R, Reeve B, Bruner D. Recommended Core Set of Patient-Reported Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Domains in Ovarian Cancer. ISOQOL, Washington, DC, October 2011.
  5. Nock NL, Frasure H, Dimitropoulos A, von Gruenigen V. Using Neuroimaging to Demonstrate Changes in Food Behavior in Obese Endometrial Cancer Survivors Enrolled in a Lifestyle Intervention. Obesity Society, 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, October, 2011.
  6. Does Quality “Bundling” Improve Obstetrical Outcomes? A Comparative Study of Elective Induction of Labor and Spontaneous Labor Susan Sorboro, MSN, RN; Master of Science in Nursing Thesis Independence University,   Salt Lake City, Utah.
  7. A Feasibility Evaluation of a Standardized Gynecologic Surgery Checklist. Bradford Fenton MD, PhD, Muriel Tabet MD, Vivian von Gruenigen MD. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011 ACOG ACM
  8. Martin JL, Royal K, McCarroll ML, and Pohle-Krauza RJ. The Effects of Fluidotherapy® Exercise on Wrist Fractures. Fracture Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Pilot (Feasibility) Study. American Society of Hand Therapists. Nashville, TN. September, 2011.
  9. Dentler M, Pohle-Krauza RJ, McCarroll ML, and Krauza ML. Moderate to Severe REM (Rapid Eye Movement)- Related Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is Associated with Reduced Forced Inspiratory Vital Capacity (FIVC) in Female Bariatric Surgery Patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183;2011:A6324.


  1. von Gruenigen VE. Complementing Medicine, Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Chapter 22. Gynecologic Oncology: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas. B Karlan editor. McGraw-Hill 2011, Chapter 22


  1. von Gruenigen - Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) Annual meeting Course session Director and Speaker, Research Summit Co-Chair QoL. 2011
  2. von Gruenigen - “The End Stage Gynecologic Oncology Patient: Issues regarding Pain and Palliative Care” Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Orlando Florida, March 2011
  3. von Gruenigen - “Ovarian Cancer Survivorship: Quality of life, complementary medicine, and lifestyle issues”, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, Albuquerque, NM, April 2011
  4. von Gruenigen - Susan B. Anthony, Lunch with a Notable Woman, Akron, Ohio, June 2011
  5. von Gruenigen - “Endometrial Cancer Survivorship: What does weight have to do with it? Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital Grand Rounds, Medina, Ohio, July 2011
  6. von Gruenigen - “Building Bridges: The Identification of Core Symptom and Health-related Quality of life Domains for use in Cancer Research.” National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, September 2011
  7. von Gruenigen - “Summa Thinks Pink 2011: Starting the Conversation,” Summa Health System Employees, October 2011
  8. von Gruenigen - “Timing and Extent of Surgery in the Elderly.” International Society of Geriatric Oncology, Paris, France, November 4-5, 2011
  9. Fenton - Chronic pelvic pain: A multidimensional approach to the neurobiology and implications for novel treatments: University Hospital, Case Western Reserve University Medical Center, Cleveland OH, 2011
  10. Fenton - The neurobiology of chronic pelvic pain: Grand Rounds, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, 2011
  11. Ferris - Akron Beacon Journal Interview. January 4, 2011 “Devices Help Doctors Learn”.
  12. McCarroll - Results Presentation. Intuitive Surgical, Inc, manufacturers of the da Vinci® Surgical System. Clinical and Research Fellows Conference. Developing, validating and implementing a Robotic Operating Room Computerized Checklist (RORCC). Sunnyvale, CA. July, 2011.
  13. Gruenigen - & Kenny - Wall Street Journal interview with Vivian von Gruenigen, MD and Tiffany Kenny, MSN, “Delivering Results.” Article published February 2011 (attached).* Online version
  14. Kenny - OB GYN News, June 2011, Add favorable cervix to bundle criteria. Additional online version at
  15. Hutzler & Kenny - Healthcare Risk Management, interview with John Hutzler, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Tiffany Kenny, MSN, on hard-stopping inappropriate obstetrical procedures, Sept 2011
  16. Kenny - Does Quality "Bundling" Improve Obstetrical Outcomes? A Comparative Study of Elective Inductions. Oral plenary presentation at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting, May 3, 2011
  17. Burkett - NBC television interview with Amy Burkett, MD on when to safety wait for a cesarean birth based on Consortium on Safe Labor study, Aired April 2011
  18. Doyle J. - Safety in Obstetrics: Recipes from Our Cookbook. Specialty Session Presentation, AWHONN National Convention, June 27, 2011