2019

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Cardiogenic shock patients on VA-­ECMO with/without unloading from Impella, Samrah Ansari, Caitlin Hoeing, Sophie Pickering, Alexandra Reph, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Identifying Cultural Practices in Childbirth & Integrating Traditional Beliefs with Western Biomedicine, Kate Appel and Amanda B. Flicker MD (Poster)

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Opioid-free Appendectomy: Reducing Length of Stay While Controlling Pain in the Pediatric Patient, Lydia Bothwell, Travis Hoover, Daniel Relles MD, Sarah A. Jones Sapienza MD, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Developing a Standard Diet Questionnaire for Pediatric Headache Medicine to Detect Dietary Triggers in Children with Chronic Migraine, Gabriela Campusano and Zuhal Ergonul MD, PhD (Poster)

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Building a Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery Through a Referral Provider Network (RPN), Sarah Douress; Taylor Wejkszner; Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR; James Miller CRNA; and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: Focus on the First Two Years, Lyndsay Gallagher; Kimberly C. Brown MD; Clare Lenhart PhD, MPH; and Colleen Dempsey-Rex RD, LDN (Poster)

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Children's Cancer Center as a Clinical Microsystem: Patient Flow, Toni A. Hahn; Josephine P. Steidinger; Courtney E. Herr; and J. Nathan Hagstrom MD, MHCM (Poster)

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An Analysis of the Benefits and Barriers to the Full Implementation of a HIPAA Compliant Secure Messaging System Within Lehigh Valley Health Network, Matthew Johnson; Annamarie Deroberts MSHA, RN,; and George Mathew PMP (Poster)

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Developing and Implementing Hospital Events: Evaluation of the George Washington Medical Exhibit, Ryan Johnson and Linda M. Schwartz MDE, AHIP, CM (Poster)

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Valuing the Vulnerable: Prioritizing the Patient Perspective, Hannah Kaplan and Sweety Jain MD (Poster)

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Physician Well Being and Patient Satisfaction: Analyzing the Relationship, Theresa A. Koch and Joseph E. Patruno MD (Poster)

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Cardiogenic Shock: A Single-Center, Three-Year Exploratory Study, Sarina N. Krantzler and James A. Burke MD, PhD (Poster)

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Serving Our Community with Pride, Amanda Mchale and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Investigation of Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Burnout Among Physicians at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Spencer Moros and Joseph E. Patruno MD (Poster)

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Assessment of the Real-world Use of Procalcitonin at a Large Academic Institution, Olivia Morren, Amy Slenker MD, and Jarrod W. Kile RPhD (Poster)

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Best Practices for Parent Engagement in Youth Programs, Samantha Mullin and Margaret A. Hadinger Ed.D. (Poster)

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Developing a Primary Care Practice Dashboard for Tracking Clinical Process Metrics, Millan Patel, Johnny J. Stoeckle MD, and Kyle Shaak BS (Poster)

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Endocarditis of the Cardiac Valves in the Era of Opioid Crisis, Sophie Pickering, Alexandra Reph, Caitlin Hoeing, Samrah Ansari, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Does Fractional BlistergraftingImprove 2ndDegree Burn Wound Healing and Scar Outcome without a Significant Donor Site?, Cassandra Pinataro and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Barriers To Mammography Completion, Hadar Re'em; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Kyle Shaak BS; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Recommendation of Effective Practices for Improving LVHN HCAHPS Scores: A Focus on Care Transition at LVH-S, Liam Romond; Annamarie Deroberts MSHA, RN,; and Paul J. Kelly LSSBB (Poster)

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The Impact of Community Health Worker Home Visits on Geriatric Patients’ Nonmedical Needs in Primary Care, Marguerite Runyan, Brenda Frutos MPH, Nyann Biery MS, and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

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Unused Opioids After Joint Replacement Surgeries: 72,146 Untaken Pills at Large in our Community, Tanner Shane; Joshua Rosentel BSn, RN; Sarah Schopf RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, CPHQ; and Matthew McCambridge MD, MS, FACP, FCCP (Poster)

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The Impact of the Clinical Ladder on Nurse Retention Rates at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Kathryn Sparango and Gerald Mcglinn M.A., ACC (Poster)

Minimally Invasive Burn Reconstruction with Subcutaneous Scar Contracture Release, Sophia Starner and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Children’s Cancer Center as a Clinical Microsystem: Assessment, Josephine Steidinger; Courtney Herr; Toni A. Hahn; and J. Nathan Hagstrom MD, MHCM (Poster)

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Evaluation of the Implementation of Rapid Cerebral Spinal Fluid Diagnostic Test for Meningitis and Encephalitis at a Large Academic Institution, Max Stempel and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Use of Thrombolytic Therapy for Complicated Pleural Effusions, Lauren E. Sterner; Kelly M. Wanamaker MD; Katherine M. Penetar DNP, CRNP; and Sanjay M. Mehta MD (Poster)

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A Retrospective Study of Outcomes Associated with Treatment Modalities Utilized in the Management of Stage II and Stage III Bladder Cancer at LVHN from 2014-2018, Olivia Toner, Dennis M. Sopka MD, and Savitri P. Skandan MD (Poster)

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Preparing for the Future of Medicine: Building for our Community, Olivia Waldron, Taylor Wejkszner, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Annual Wellness Visits and Dementia, Joanna Weyrich, Nyann Biery MS, and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

2018

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A Multicenter Investigation of Factors Influencing Women's Participation in Clinical Trials., Samantha Myles RN; Cheryl Tocci BSN, RN, CCRP; Michele Falk MSW; Stephanie Lynch BSN, RN, CCRC; Caroline Torres MD, CCRC; Barbara Brown BA, RN, CCRC; Brandy Leopanto Firman BSPH, BSDMS; Marian F. Lake MPH, RNC, CCRC; Cynthia A. Maser; Ameneh Onativia MD, CCRC; Erin M Obermeier CCRP, CCRC; Jennifer Macfarlan MPH; Ronald Wapner MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anita Kurt PhD, RN (Article)

2017

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Using a Web-Based Database Solution to Streamline Workflow in the Department of Education, Montalla Ahmed (Poster)

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Prediabetes: A Shared Prescription for Health for Hispanic Primary Care Patients., Jesus Alvarado, Kyle Shaak BS, Susan E. Hansen MA, Melanie B. Johnson MPA, and Beth Careyva M.D. (Poster)

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Recent Epidemiology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome., Rachel Basiura and Elaine A. Donoghue MD (Poster)

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Obesity Prevention: Focus on the First Two Years, Lauren Brannan, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Clare M. Lenhart PhD MPH, and Amanda Walker RN LDN (Poster)

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Examining Wellness and Burnout in Clinicians at LVHN., John Crumpler, Demetri Tsirukis, Sarah Schopf RN, Marjorie Hamm RN, and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Fractional Blister Grafting for Non-Healing Burn Wounds., Andrew Ferdock and Hamed Amani MD (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on the Effects of Septal Myectomy Surgery on the Mitral-aortic Valve Angle., Jacob Fink, Theodore Tucker, Kennedy Gallagher, James K. Wu MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Evaluating the Correlation of Monitored ETCO2 and PaCO2 via ABG., Sarah Galantini; Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; and Anne Rabert MHSA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on Outcomes of Veno-Venous and Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Kennedy Gallagher, Rachel Wills, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Optimization of the Surgical Residents’ Educational Experience., Victoria Hendershot; Cathyann Feher RN,MSN; and Stacey Unterberg (Poster)

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Developing Strategies to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Appendicitis Patients Using NSQIP-Pediatrics., Travis Hoover, Daniel Weaver, Taylor Iobst, Sarah Azari, Debra M. Trexler RN, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Managing Variances In the Revenue Cycle to Lower Accounts Receivable, Kirsten Hubler and Kirsten Mears (Poster)

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The Information-Seeking Behavior of Providers at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN): A Cross Sectional Study., Maria Karagias; Robert Postlethwaite; Angela Davis; Bryan G. Kane MD; Rahul Mhaskar MD, PhD; and Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH (Poster)

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Robotics on the Rise: Expansion of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery and Implementation of a Standardized Training Curriculum Across Multiple Campuses., David Labib; Kyle M. Langston PA-C; Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR; James Miller CRNA; Brian Leader; and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Surveillance of Deer Tick Abundance and Pathogen Prevalence in the Lehigh Valley, Julia Leep-Lazar and Samantha Stuppi (Poster)

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Quality Improvement Study to Evaluate the Effects of Implementation of a Rapid Identification Diagnostic Test on Multidrug-Resistant Bloodstream Infections at a Large Academic Institution., Ridhi Mehta and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Direct To Operating Room(OR): A Reevaluation 20 Years After Implementation., Quinn Miers, Joseph J. Stirparo MD, Christian Pothering MD, and Christine Campbell RN (Poster)

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First Results from Application of an Absorbable Synthetic Membrane to Superficial and Deep Second Degree Wounds., Sarah Overstrom and Sigrid Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Analysis of Endoscopic Simulators for Assessment of Surgical Skills of OBGYN Residents., Adriana Pero, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Martin A. Martino MD, Jhonathan Duarte MD, Victoria Lawn DO, and Taylor Wejkszner (Poster)

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The Burn Pain Experience., Taylor Phillips and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Creatinine Trends in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients., Sydney Pickering, Taryn Samet MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO EXPLORING BARRIERS TO MAMMOGRAPHY COMPLETION., Jasmine Rangoola; Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; and Kyle Shaak BS (Poster)

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They're Back... As Doctors, Betsy Reichenbach (Article)

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Exploring Best Practices for Wellbeing and Proposing Recommendations for LVHN Learners, Elizabeth Reichenbach and Margaret A. Hadinger (Poster)

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Long Term Survival Rate of TAVR With and Without Dialysis, Taryn Samet MD, Sydney Pickering, James K. Wu MD, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and Raymond L. Singer MD (Poster)

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What Does it Mean to Provide Clinically Excellent Care to LGBTQ Patients at LVHN? Development of a Survey Tool and Research Methodology., Rosalie Schumann; Laura Gutierrez; and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Outcomes of Pulmonary Embolism in a Tertiary Setting, Nicole Stansbury and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Evaluation of Antibiotic Allergy Documentation in Pediatric Patients., Lauren Sterner; Tibisay Villalobos MD; and Kristin M. Held PharmD, BCOP (Poster)

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Teledentisrty: Creating a Stronger and More Proficient Communication Between Dentists and ED Physicians at LVHN?., Brooke Talsania (Poster)

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A Prospective Study on Functional Status Post Geriatric Trauma., Melissa Toth; Kai L. Bortz MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL; and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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Measuring Patient-Provider Interaction at LVHN., Demetri Tsirukis, John Crumpler, Sarah Schopf RN, Marjorie Hamm RN, and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) in Cases of Traumatic Aortic Injury., Theodore Tucker, Rachel Wills, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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A Retrospective Analysis of the Outcomes of Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR)., Rachel Wills; Kennedy Gallagher; James A. Burke MD, PhD; Tim S. Misselbeck MD; and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

2016

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Developing Clinical Case Scenarios for the LVHN Virtual Simulation Center, Arianne Aguirre (Poster)

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Optimizing Diabetes Management in Long Term Care, Keelia Benner (Poster)

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Alumni Perception of the Emerging Health Professionals Dual-Enrollment Program and its Effects on Post-Secondary Education and Career Trajectory, Stephanie Bernal; Margaret A. Hadinger Ed.D, MS; and Kerri Green MS, MEd. (Poster)

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The Use of Video Capture Technology to Assess Surgical Skills of General Surgery Residents, Taylor Blondell; David Deisher DO; Charles Scagliotti MD,FFACS; and Robert Ruhf (Poster)

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Implementing Electronic Patient Engagement and Navigation in TJR Pathway, Ryan Bone (Poster)

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The Information Seeking Behaviors of Providers Regarding Benefits/Harms of Treatments at Lehigh Valley Health Network-A Pilot Study, Nathan Clevenger; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Bryan G. Kane MD; and Rahul Mhaskar MD, PhD (Poster)

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A Comparative Analysis Using Endoscopic Simulation to Assess Surgical Skill of OB/GYN Residents, Taylor Corsi, Shannon Bonner, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, Martin A. Martino MD, and Jhonathan Duarte MD (Poster)

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Prevalence of Ticks Infected with Human Pathogens in the Lehigh Valley: Molecular Surveillance, Emily Davidson (Poster)

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Pilot Study on Interval Colon Cancer: Missed Colon Cancer or Fast Growth from a Serrated Polyp?, Alexa Deemer; Shereen M F Gheith M.D., PhD.; Jillian Grau MD; Elizabeth Dale MS; Nancy Holihan MB; Jeff Wisotzkey PhD; and David S. Bub MD (Poster)

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Development of a Clinical Pathway for the Whipple Procedure, Lilianna DeFalcis; Cathyann Feher RN, MSN; Jeffrey Brodsky MD; Candace Neiman RN; Christine D Joyce BSN, RN, CMSRN; Kimberly Fritts DPT; and Thomas A. McLoughlin (Poster)

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Telemedicine Technology – Specialty, Financial, and Psychological Implications and Its Impact on Modern Medicine, Shivani Desai (Poster)

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Creation of a Gynecology Surgical Simulation Curriculum for LVHN Ob/Gyn Residents, Erin Farmer, Carlie Skellington, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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A Restrospective Analysis of the Association of Obesity with Anthracycline and Trastuzumab Induced Cardiotoxicity in the Treatment of Cancer, Vienna Figliolini, Ranju Gupta MD, and Deborah W Sundlof DO (Poster)

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Review of Cases of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Elderly Treated at Lehigh Valley Health Network from 2010-2014, Melanie Goetz and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Implementation and Formalization of the LVPG Triad Development Process, Michelle Goodwin, Stephanie May MA, and Judith Colombo MS (Poster)

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Prevalence of Homelessness or At-Risk for Homelessness in the ED Setting, Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Brett Feldman PA-C; Osman Z. Abbasi DO; Joshua Enyart DO; Yasir Abunamous BA; Timothy Batchelor; Emily L. Bennett BS; Cristina G. Calogero BS; Kareem S. Elsayed; Rachel F. Ledyard BS; Mikdat Ulas BS; Alexis M. Begliomini BA; Zachary J. Ezrow BS; and Timothy J. Friel MD (Poster)

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Impact of Stool Testing at Lehigh Valley Health Network with the Implementation of a New Comprehensive Stool PCR Test, Amanda Guth and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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PA Shadowing Experience at LVHN and Potential Effects on Future Career Choices, Logan Handwerk (Poster)

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Assessing High Reliability in Inpatient Pediatric Units, Rachael Hart; Brittany O'Brien; and J. Nathan Hagstrom MD, MHCM (Poster)

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Exploring Health Beliefs Among Hispanic Adults with Prediabetes (Poster), Jordan Hayes and Beth Careyva M.D. (Poster)

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Improving the Quality of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Through Effective Preliminary Training, Megan Hoffman and Andrew Katz (Poster)

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The Use of SimCapture Videotaping to Improve Performance of Residents in Surgery in, Maryann Ho, Nathan Feiertag, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, Martin Martino MD, Andrew Katz MA, and Michael Fink (Poster)

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Applications of Bluetooth Radio Technology and Indoor Positioning in the Hospital, Christian Howell and Andrew Katz (Poster)

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Rethinking Open Repairs of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: New Stent Can Improve Patient Care and Cost Efficiency, Steven J. Imburgio and James L. Guzzo MD (Poster)

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Do Better: Using NSQIP-Pediatrics to target quality improvement initiatives for appendicitis, Taylor Iobst, Catherine Zimel, Heather Geist, Keith A. Thatch MD, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Improving Process Flows In Credentialing Services, Matthew Jesiolowski (Poster)

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Piloting a Social Needs Screener in a Pediatric Clinic, Madeleine Kapushy, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Samantha A. Goodrich, and Preethi Rajan (Poster)

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Availability of Accessibility Resources in LVPG Practices, Jaime Kraky; Sweety Jain MD; and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Burnout, Balint Group, and New Beginnings: Unearthing the Next Step to Optimizing Triple Aim, Bethann Kulp and Jeffrey L. Sternlieb PhD (Poster)

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Evaluation of Patient Transport and Patient Flow, Emily Lenhart, Ryan M. Hay, and Daryl R. George (Poster)

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Hepatic Mesenchymal Harmartoma: an Unusual Presentation in an Adult, Alexandria Lerner, Michael Scarlato, and Rohit Sharma MD (Poster)

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Emergency Healthcare Provider Wait Time before Patient Discharge after Opioid Administration: A Gender Analysis, Angeline Lonardi; Kenneth D. Katz MD; and Anita Kurt PhD, RN (Poster)

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The Utilization of a Mechanical Ventilation Weaning Protocol in the NICU To Reduce Ventilator Duration, Anthony Lynch; Kenneth Miller MEd, MSRT, RRT-ACCS, NPS, AE-C, FAARC; and Chris Fenstermaker MSHSA, RRT-NPS (Poster)

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Voice of the Patient: Capturing the Needs and Concerns of Patients Regarding MyLVHN Patient Portal, Merly Mathews and Judith Colombo MS (Poster)

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Outcomes of Convergent Ablation Procedure using a Cryo-balloon Catheter for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation(Poster), Rosalie Mattiola, Avery Cox, Bryan Auvil, Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH, Gregory Altemose MD, Babak Bozorgnia MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)