OSU WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER EARNS TOP GRADE IN PATIENT SAFETY
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
and Ohio State University Hospital East
have earned an “A” grade – the highest possible – for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. In the 13 times grades have been awarded, this is the eighth time the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has been awarded an “A” and the seventh time that University Hospital East has earned this distinction. Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the score is calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel. The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. Of the approximately 2,500 hospitals issued a score, only 30 percent earned an A. To see how Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s score compares to other hospitals, as well as more patient safety information, visit the Hospital Safety Score website
DR. PETER LEE WORKS WITH DUBLIN STUDENTS TO LAUNCH EXPERIMENT ON ROCKET
Dr. Peter Lee
, a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, has a serious interest in space travel and its effects on the body. Through a grant from NASA, he’s sharing that passion for space travel with 85 students at Eli Pinney Elementary School
in Dublin. He’s leading the group on a 12 week program learning about scientific process, space, microgravity, and what happens to the human body in space. The program will culminate with a student-designed experiment launching on a Blue Origins sub-orbital rocket in the fall. Lee said the experiment will use jellyfish to examine the effects of microgravity on their gravireceptors, which provide feedback about the direction of gravitational forces.
GORGAS ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AMERICAN BOARD OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Dr. Diane Gorgas
, director of the Office of Global Health and professor of clinical emergency medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
, was elected to the American Board of Emergency Medicine
(ABEM) Board of Directors. The ABEM Board of Directors is comprised solely of volunteer, board-certified, clinically active emergency physicians who are actively participating in ABEM Maintenance of Certification, a program of continuous learning and periodic assessment. Dr. Gorgas will begin her term at the close of the summer board meeting.
BRISBIN AWARDED FELLOWSHIP FROM NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
OHIO STATE OPHTHALMOLOGIST FEATURED ON 2018 POWER LIST
HARRIS AWARDED YOUNG AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER EAST HONORED AT ANNUAL YMCA LEGACY CELEBRATION
OHIO STATE DESIGNATED AS ‘LEWY BODY DEMENTIA RESEARCH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE’
OHIO STATE’S TISSUE NANOTRANSFECTION RESEARCH WINS SILVER ‘EDISON AWARD’
New technology developed at Ohio State’s Center for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Based Therapies
and Ohio State’s College of Engineering
won the Silver “Edison Award
” in the medical/dental category for cellular research. Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) is a simple non-viral technology developed for direct cell conversion in-vivo. Using animal model tissue and a specific combination of reprogramming factors, skin fibroblasts can be successfully converted to a cell type. TNT has potential to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells. Chandan Sen, director of the center, co-led the study with L. James Lee
, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, in collaboration with Ohio State’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.
OHIO STATE WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED WITH NCDR PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD
Dr. Dean Boudoulas
, director of interventional cardiology research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
, Patricia Blake, manager of quality and operations at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Julia Salinas, clinical program manager of quality and operations, and Don Logan, quality data manager of quality and operations were awarded the Peoples’ Choice Award for their poster presentation at the 2018 National Cardiovascular Data Registry
(NCDR) Annual Conference. Each year, attendees select the Peoples’ Choice award for one poster among those presented by their peers. Posters submitted reflect important changes these participants have implemented in their organizations, including quality improvement projects, education approaches, innovative processes and research.
OSU FELLOW AWARDED ARNOLD P. GOLD FOUNDATION HUMANISM AND EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu