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Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals ranked as the number one hospital in the Akron, Ohio metropolitan area. Gynecology was one of the eight high-performing specialties. In addition, our obstetrical outcomes ranked better than the state average for the core perinatal measures.

The core measures are determined by the Ohio Department of Health and The Joint Commission. Strategies have included quality bundle monitoring with a “hard-stop” of inappropriate obstetrical elective delivery and excellence with the avoidance and management of uterine contractions. Physician engagement has improved with increased participation at monthly department meetings. Additionally, physician satisfaction scores have improved 25 percentile points since last year.

Research in the department of obstetrics and gynecology is funded by the government, foundations and philanthropists. This year the focus of our Profiles in Women’s Health includes quality outcomes, minimally invasive surgery, disparities, social media endeavors and our growing research program.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Andrews S, von Gruenigen VE. Management of the late effects of treatments for gynecological cancer.
  2. Curr Opin Oncol. 2013 Sep;25(5):566-70. doi: 10.1097/CCO.0b013e328363e11a 
  3. Mendise TJ, Roulette GD, von Gruenigen VE. A randomized trial comparing conventional and robotically assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy.Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul 16. pii: S0002-9378(13)00740-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.07.008. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Bedaiwy MA, Rahman MY, Chapman M, Frasure H, Mahajan S, von Gruenigen VE, Hurd W, Zanotti K. Robotic-assisted hysterectomy for the management of severe endometriosis: a retrospective review of short-term surgical outcomes. JSLS. 2013 Jan-Mar;17(1):95-9. doi: 10.4293/108680812X13517013317275.
  5. Haberman S, Saraf S, Zhang J, Landy HJ, Branch DW, Burkman R, Gregory KD, Ramirez MM, Bailit JL, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Hibbard JU, Hoffman MK, Kominiarek M, Lu L, Van Veldhuisen P, Von Gruenigen V; for the Consortium on Safe Labor.Nonclinical Parameters Affecting Primary Cesarean Rates in the United States.Am J Perinatol. 2013 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Davis J, Kenny TH, Doyle JL, McCarroll M, von Gruenigen VE. Nursing peer review of late deceleration recognition and intervention to improve patient safety. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Mar-Apr;42(2):215-24. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12023.
  7. Fenton BW, Grey SF, Armstrong A, McCarroll M, Von Gruenigen V. Latent profile analysis of pelvic floor muscle pain in patients with chronic pelvic pain. Minerva Ginecol. 2013 Feb;65(1):69-78.
  8. von Gruenigen VE, Powell DM, Sorboro S, McCarroll ML, Kim U.The financial performance of labor and delivery units. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb 11. pii: S0002-9378(13)00160-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.02.019. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. McCarroll ML, Pohle-Krauza RJ, Volsko TA, Martin JL, Krauza ML. Use of the Breathlessness, Cough, and Sputum Scale (BCSS(©)) in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Open Respir Med J. 2013;7:1-5. doi: 10.2174/1874306401307010001. Epub 2013 Feb 8.
  10. Pohle-Krauza RJ, McCarroll ML, Pasini DD, Dan AG, Zografakis JG.Age and gender exert differential effects on blood lipids in patients after LAGB and LRYGB. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;7(2):170-5. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2010.11.004. Epub 2010 Nov 19.
  11. Pohle-Krauza RJ, McCarroll ML, Pasini D, Dan AG, Zografakis JG (2012) The Effect of Marital Status on Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery is Moderated by Depression. J Obes Weig los Ther 1:104. doi:10.4172/jowt.1000104
  12. Diane C. Bodurka and Vivian E. von Gruenigen. Women's cancer survivorship: Time to gear up! (2012) Gynecologic Oncology 124 (2012) 377–378.
  13. Vivian E. von Gruenigen ,  Helen Q. Huang, Karen M. Gil, Heidi E. Frasure, Deborah K.,  Lari B. Wenzel. (2012) The association between quality of life domains and overall survival in ovarian cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy: A Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Gynecologic Oncology 124 (2012) 379–382.
  14. Jennifer L. Doyle, Tiffany H. Kenny, Vivian E. von Gruenigen, Alexandra M. Butz, and Amy M. Burkett. Implementing an Induction Scheduling Procedure and Consent Form to Improve Quality of Care. JOGNN, 00, 1-12; 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01380.x.
  15. Diane C. Bodurka and Vivian E. von Gruenigen. Women's cancer survivorship: Time to gear up! Editorial. Gynecologic Oncology 124 (2012) 377–378.
  16. Jennifer L. Bailit, MD, MPH, Jay Iams, MD, Angela Silber, MD, Michael Krew, MD, David McKenna, MD, Michael Marcotte, MD, and Edward Donovan, MD, for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Changes in the Indications for Scheduled Births to Reduce Nonmedically Indicated Deliveries Occurring Before 39 Weeks of Gestation. (Obstet Gynecol 2012;120:1–1) VOL. 120, NO. 2, PART 1, AUGUST 2012 DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318260d9b2.
  17. Fenton BW, Palmieri P, Diantonio G, von Gruenigen VE. Application of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System to Chronic Pelvic Pain. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Mar-Apr;18(2):189-93. 
  18. Fanning J, Fenton BW, Johnson C, Johnson J, Rehman S Comparison of Teenaged Video Gamers vs. PGY-I Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology on a Laparoscopic Simulator. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Mar- Apr;18(2):169-72..
  19. von Gruenigen VE, Frasure HE, Kavanagh MB, Lerner E, Waggoner SE, Courneya KS. Feasibility of a Lifestyle Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Aug;122(2):328-33. Gynecol Oncol. Women’s Cancer Survivorship Special Issue. 2011 Fall.
  20. von Gruenigen VE, Deveny TC. Healthcare Reform: Will Quality Remodeling Affect Obstetrician-gynecologists in Addition to Patients? Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;117(5):1167-9.
  21. Ibeanu O, Modesitt SC, Ducie J, von Gruenigen VE, Agueh M, Fader NA. Hormone Replacement Therapy in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors: Why Not? Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Aug;122(2):447-54.
  22. von Gruenigen VE, Waggoner SE, Frasure HE, Kavanagh MB, Janata JW, Rose PG, Couneya KS, Lerner E. Lifestyle Changes in Endometrial Cancer Survivorship. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jan;117(1):93-100.
  23. Radwany S, von Gruenigen VE. Palliative Care for Patients with Ovarian Cancer. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Copeland, editor. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.
  24. Sandadi S, Frasure HE, Broderick MJ, Waggoner SE, Miller JA, von Gruenigen VE. The effect of sleep disturbance on quality of life in women with ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Nov;123(2):351-5. PMID: 21855973.
  25. von Gruenigen VE, Frasure HE, Kavanagh MB, Lerner E, Waggoner SE, Courneya KS. Feasibility of a lifestyle intervention for ovarian cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Aug;122(2):328-33. Epub 2011 May 19. PMID: 21600635.

 

SELECTED ABSTRACTS

  1. McCarroll ML, Ferris E, Andrews S, Mendise T, and von Gruenigen VE. Effects of a Robotic Specific Operating Room Checklist to Reduce Hospital Re-Utilization. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists May 4-8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  2. Ferris E, McCarroll ML, Kenny T, Doyle J, and von Gruenigen VE. Physician Scorecards to Improve Care and Promote Adherence to ACOG Guidelines. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists May 4-8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  3. Silber A, McCarroll ML, Kenny T, Doyle J, and von Gruenigen VE. Outcomes after Implementation of a Hard Stop Policy Limiting Elective Delivery Prior to 39-Weeks . American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists May 4-8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  4. Marlo Schmidt, MBA; Becki Brown, MA; Heidi Eve-Cahoon, CNP Christina Thompson; Michele McCarroll, Ph.D.; E. Demond Scott, MD.  Reducing Health Disparities for Uninsured and Underinsured Women through Mammography and Breast Health Education.  The American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE) International Cancer Education Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan from September 19-22, 2012.
  5. Christman MA,  McCarroll ML, and von Gruenigen VE.  Quality Clinical Outcomes for Hysterectomy: Readmission Rates By Route. American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s 60th Annual Clinical Meeting May 08, 2012.
  6. von Gruenigen VE, McCarroll ML, and Chung JE.  Characteristics of a Hospital System Based Social Media Platform. American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s 60th Annual Clinical Meeting May 08, 2012.
  7. McCarroll ML, von Gruenigen VE, Zullo M.  Safety Culture in the Gynecology Robotics Operating Room. American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s 60th Annual Clinical Meeting May 08, 2012.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Martin JL, Royal K, McCarroll ML, and Pohle-Krauza RJ. The Effects of Fluidotherapy® Exercise on Wrist Fractures.
  16. Fracture Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Pilot (Feasibility) Study. American Society of Hand Therapists. Nashville, TN. September, 2011.
  17. 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.
  18. Johnson,C. MD, Vance, S DO, von Gruenigen, V MD, McCarroll M PhD, Kenny, T RN, MSN Night float implementation in Obstetrics Clerkship to Promote Continuity of Care and Medical Student Satisfaction. APGO 2012 National Conference.
  19. Schmitt, Fenton. Incidental Kidney Stone Diagnosed During Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy. AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  20. Flora R, Rooney C, Schmitt J, Lessick J, Babbitt. Large Urethral Calculus Formation On An Transobturator Synthetic Sling In The Urethra. AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  21. Flora R, Schmitt J, and Babbitt. Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery In A Woman With Melas Syndrome: A Case Report. AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  22. Flora R, Schmitt J, and Babbitt. Small Bowel Obstruction after Total Colpectomy For Stage 4 Vaginal Prolapse.  AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  23.  Flora, Schmitt, Finelli. Radiologic Interpretations Of Urethral Bulking Agents As Urethral Masses. AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  24. Flora R, Schmitt J, and Babbitt. Use Of Calcium Hydroxylapatite Urethral Bulking For The Treatment Of Stress Incontinence In A Woman With A Neuropathic Bladder: A Case Report, AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  25. Flora R, Schmitt J, and Babbitt. Tips And Tricks: The Use Of Analogies In Teaching Of Pelvic Anatomy, Popq, And Urodynamics, AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  26. Flora R, Schmitt J, and Babbitt. Use Of A Modified Lever Pessary With Urethral Support For Stress Incontinence In Pregnancy: A Case Report. AUGS 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 3 - 6, 2012, at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
  27. Rayzor, Dan; Niedermaier, Otfried; Flora, Robert. Integration of an Echocardiography PI Program into an RSS. Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Profession’s 38th (2013) Annual Conference Committee (ACC) Wednesday - Saturday, January 30 - February 2, 2013 San Francisco Marriott® Marquis, San Francisco, California.
  28. McCarroll ML, Frasure HE, Gil KM, Kavanagh MB, Waggoner S, and von Gruenigen VE. Quality Of Life In A Randomized Lifestyle Intervention Program In Overweight/Obese Endometrial Cancer Survivors" 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS 2012).
  29. Fenton, McCarroll, and von Gruenigen. Cross spectrum evoked oscillations in chronic visceral pain.  Society of Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA October 13-17, 2012.
  30. Fenton, McCarroll, and von Gruenigen. Factors Influencing the Time Cost of a Perioperative Surgical Quality Checklist. SLS-MIRA-SRS Joint Annual Meeting & Endo Expo 2012. Minimally Invasive Surgery Week. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA), and Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)September 5-8, 2012 Westin Copley Place Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

 

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS

  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
  2. McCarroll ML, Roulette GD, and von Gruenigen. Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity - Cancer Survivorship. Elsevier Oxford, UK. In PRESS.
  3. McCarroll ML, Roulette GD, and von Gruenigen. Radical and Reconstructive Pelvic Cancer Surgery -Rehabilitation, Quality Of Life, And Symptom Management. In PRESS.