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Obtaining funding and conducting research helps the Summa Seniors Institute refine and implement programs and services that are vital to senior health. Summa is one of a very few hospitals in the nation to receive multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.



Publications & Other Research Productivity

Manuscripts Published:

Allen K, Hazelett S, Sigmon S.

Summa Health/Ohio Department of Aging: PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver Program

California Improvement Network 2013 July: 57-62.

Albanese T, Radwany S, Mason H, Gayomali C, Dieter K.

Assessing the Financial Impact of an Inpatient Acute Palliative Care Unit in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital.

Journal of Palliative Medicine 2013 16(3); 289-294.

Hazelett S, Baughman K, Palmisano B, Sanders M, Ludwick R.

Factors Associated with Advance Care Planning Discussions by Area Agency on Aging Care Managers

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2013 December 30(8); 757-761.

Istenes N, Bingham J, Stephens J, Fleming E, Kirk J, Hazelett S.

Patients’ potential role in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections: Prevalence of contamination with bacterial pathogens and patient attitudes towards hand hygiene

American Journal of Infection Control (currently in press - accepted 11/13/12)

Manuscripts Accepted:

Baughman K, Aultman J, Ludwick R, O’Neill A.

A Narrative Analysis of the Ethics in Providing Advance Care Planning

Journal of Nursing Ethics (In Press)

Radwany S, Hazelett S, Allen K, Kropp D, Ertle D, Albanese T, Fosnight S, Moore P.

Results of the Promoting Effective Advance Care Planning for Elders (PEACE) Randomized Pilot Study

Population Health Management (In Press)

Published Interviews:

Hazelett S.

In-Home Interdisciplinary Chronic Illness Care


November 29, 2013

Allen K, Hazelett S, Sigmon S.

Summa Health/Ohio Department of Aging, PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver Program

California HealthCare Foundation

July 2013, pgs 57-62


Baughman KR, Ludwick R, Palmisano B, Hazelett S, Sanders M

Presented by Kristin Baughman, PhD.

Professional, Organizational, and Regional Differences in Advance Care Planning Practices

The Gerontological Society of America’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting

New Orleans, LA. November 20-24, 2013

Sculley M, Moore, P.

Pharmacist-Led Discharge Counseling of Patients Consulted to the Palliative Care Service at Summa Health System – Akron Campus.

Megan Sculley abstract podium presentation presented at Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy Fall Meeting.

Cleveland, Ohio.  November 15, 2013

Radwany S, Kousaie K, Hoiles E, Mason H, Albanese T, Struk C.

Is There Such a Thing as Comprehensive Community Based Palliative Care? How Do We Get There?

Center to Advance Palliative Care National Meeting.

Dallas, Texas: November 6-9, 2013.

Wright K, Hazelett S, Allen K, Kropp D, McNeally P, Jarjoura D, Hua K, Pfister E, Pepper, G. 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Medicare/Medicaid Older Adult Enrollees: Benefits and Barriers in Secondary Analysis.

Midwestern Nursing Research Society.  

Chicago, Illinois  March 9, 2013

Conway S, Wright K, Burket T.

Communications webinar. Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy. John A. Hartford Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International. 

February 5, 2013 and February 11, 2013

Radwany, S.

Palliative Care in the USA and at Summa Health System.

Tsukaba University Medical Center, Tsukuba, Japan.

January 8, 2013.


Radwany S, Keenan M.

Palliative Sedation Review for the IDT.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Webinar.

November 14, 2013.

Radwany S.

Comprehensive Palliative Care Services.

International Palliative Care Network Conference 2013.

Online, October 1, 2013:


Allen K, Hazelett S, Sigmon S.

California HealthCare Foundation             $1,000 honorarium to PASSPORT program


Mason H, Clarke S, Albanese T, Kiraly F, Radwany S.

10,000 Palliative Care Consults

Presented by Kathleen Senger, MD, at European Association for Palliative Conference 

Prague, Czech Republic. May 30-June 2, 2013

Mason H, Albanese T, Rose B, Bertalan G, Radwany S.

Nurse Practitioners as Mentors in Teaching Hospitals

Presented by Kathleen Senger, MD, at EAPC Conference 

Prague, Czech Republic. May 30-June 2, 2013

Abid A, Galang A, Kayani N.

Presented by Arifa Abid, MD.

Introduction to Medicaid Home and Community-Based (HCBS) Waiver Program for Medical Residents and Students – A Quality Improvement Project.

2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Grapevine, Texas             May 3-5, 2013

Drost J, Wilford R, Hazelett S, Sikora S.

Presented by Jennifer Drost, DO.

Diagnosing Delirium: Results from One Large Acute Care Hospital with a Screening Protocol.

2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Grapevine, Texas             May 3-5, 2013

Sandhu S, Fosnight S.

Presented by Satinderpal Sandhu, MD.

Tamsulosin to Treat Urinary Retention in Elderly Females in the Skilled Nursing Facility Setting

2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Grapevine, Texas             May 3-5, 2013

Hoiles E, Hudak C, McGranahan K, Albanese T, Radwany S.

Building a Palliative Care Consult Service in Long-Term Care Facilities: Strategy, Business Model and Outcomes. 

Presented at the Annual Assembly of the AAHPM and HPNA

New Orleans, Louisiana. March 13-15, 2013.


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