May 2017

Congratulations Dr. Burger!

Our Orthopedic Surgery resident, Dr. John Burger, DO, PGY-5 scientific paper entitled “Superficial Nerves Crossing the Surgical Field during the Surgical Approach to the Distal Fibula: A Cadaveric Study” was selected for the award of First Place in the category of Foot & Ankle by the American Osteopathic Academy of Othopedics (AOAO).

January 2017

Congratulations Dr. Stromberg!

A new article titled "Hydroxyapatite cement cranioplasty following translabyrinthine approach: Long-term study of 369 cases" has been published for one of our Otolaryngology residents, Dr. Kellen Stromberg, DO, PGY-5.

To read more about the article please follow this link:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lary.26403/full

Kellen Stromberg

 

December 2016

Our orthopedic resident, Kristin Cola, D.O., PGY-4, attended the International Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium (IPOS) on December 6th. Dr. Cola was selected to compete in the resident/fellow skills competition. She placed in the top three out of 36.

Photo info: Kristin Cola, D.O., PGY-4 is on the middle left.

ACGME Update

As of December 2016, 5 of Western Reserve Hospital's residency programs have become ACGME accredited.

Orthopedic Surgery - Initial accreditation as of April 2016

Otolaryngology-  Continued pre-accreditation as of April 2016

Family Medicine-  Continued pre-accreditation as of October 2016

General Surgery- Continued pre-accreditation as of November 2016

Internal Medicine- Pre-accreditation as of November 2016

November 2016

Third Annual Western Reserve Hospital Research Day

The Third Annual Western Reserve Hospital Research Day was held this fall.  The two-day event, held on October 26 and November 1, included three research poster winners chosen by judges who are practicing physicians at the hospital. The winners received cash prizes for their poster.  Four winners were selected by the residents and medical students at the hospital and gave podium presentations during the event on November 1st. The poster competition featured 10 biomedical/clinical posters, 17 case report posters. 

The overall winners are:

  • First Place : Kellen Stromberg, D.O., PGY-5, Otolaryngology, Seth Willen, MD., "A Rare Cutaneous Malignancy of the Scalp in a Middle-Aged Woman-Trichilemmal Carcinoma: A Case Report"
  • Second Place: Gordon Preston, DO., PGY-2, Orthopedic Surgery, Toomas Anton, MD., "T2 Vertebrectomy with combined Anterior and Posterior Arthodesis for Treatment of a Solitary Plasmectomy"
  • Third place – Mark Rose, DO., PGY-3, Orthopedic Surgery, Douglas Chonko, DO., Megan Bickett, BNS, RN; Abi Morrison, MSN, BSN, RN., "Western Reserve Hospital Own the Bone Quality Improvement Project"
  • The People’s Choice- Maureen Cheung, DO., PGY-3, General Surgery, Michael Firstenberg, MD., "Advance Fluid Dynamics in Echocardiology"

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Photo info: Our four podium presenters Drs. Mark Rose, Kelly Hale, Brittany Boger and Maureen Cheung.

September 2016

Our Ohio University CORE medical students spending a day with Habitat for Humanity.

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July 2016

Western Reserve Hospital is excited to announce are affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine as our new OPTI as of July 1, 2016.

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Western Reserve Hospital 2016 Graduation

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GRADUATES OF 2016

Podiatry

  • Tressa Jordan, DPM

Otolarynology/FPS

  • Maria Compton, Do

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Sean Keyes, DO
  • Caleb Pinegar, DO

Internal Medicine

  • Woodson Crenshaw, DO
  • Shona Desai, DO
  • Morgan Smith, DO

Family Medicine

  • Brinkman Murray, DO
  • Jessica Heintzelman, DO

Emergency Medicine

  • Donald Kennedy, DO
  • Maria Crespo, DO
  • Tina Maier, DO

Dermatology

  • Brittany Carter, Do

 

SCRUBS

Our Western Reserve Hospital Softball team The Scrubs!

Wrh Scrubs Softball Summer 2016 (1)

Back Row L-R: Ashley Reed, Steven Joyce, Kyle Farley, Heather Brandt, Mark Rose, Marc Gorvet

Front Row L-R: Emily Farley, Kristin Cola, Chip Halko, Mackenzie Marley

May 2016

ACGME has approved the Family Medicine program for pre-accreditation status as of Monday, May 2nd, 2016.

Our Orthopaedic Surgery program has received program approval by ACGME as of Monday, May 2nd, 2016.

April 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Hill!! Dr. Hill has been selected by the HCOM Society of Alumni and Friends as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.  His contributions to the college and the profession have not gone unnoticed.  His tireless and selfless dedication to “all things HCOM” are remarkable!  From his involvement with students and residents, to his leadership with the Society of Alumni and Friends.

The Heritage College Distinguished Service award is given to a graduate who has supported Ohio University and the Alumni Association through alumni chapters, clubs, societies, or other organizations.

Congratulations again Dr. Hill!

 Gregory Hill

December 2015

Congratulations to Lauren Wright, DO, PGY 4, General Surgery, on receiving the ACA Scientific Exhibits & Poster Sessions Award in October 2015 at the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons: Poster Presentation titled "True Superior Gluteal Artery Aneurysm: Case Report; Authors: Lauren Wirght, DO; Jason Fried, DO.

Lauren Wright Award

November 2015

ACGME has approved the Orthopedics residency program for pre-accreditation status as of Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Congratulations to Sean Keyes, our chief resident of orthopedic surgery and Kristin Cola, a 3rd year orthopedic surgery resident, applied for and received scholarships from Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to attend the International Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Conference this year, December 2015 in Orlando Florida.

Second Annual Western Reserve Hospital Research Day

The Second Annual Western Reserve Hospital Research Day was held in November.  The two-day event, held on November 9 and November 18, included three research poster winners chosen by judges who are practicing physicians at the hospital. The winners received cash prizes for their poster.  Four “People’s Choice” winners were selected by the residents and medical students at the hospital and gave podium presentations during the event. The poster competition featured 6 biomedical/clinical posters, 17 case report posters and 2 exhibition posters.  Research day was the idea of orthopedic resident Sean Keyes, D.O.

The overall winners are:

Biomedical:

  • First Place: John Burger, D.O., M.S., PGY 4, Orthopedic Surgery; Sean Keyes, D.O., Jarred Holt, D.O., Kristin Cola, D.O., Gregory Hill, D.O. “Superficial Nerves Crossing the Surgical Field during the Surgical Approach to the Distal Fibula: A Cadaveric Study”

Case Reports:

  • First Place : Gordon Preston, D.O., PGY 1, Orthopedic Surgery, Kristin Cola, D.O., and Douglas Chonko, D.O. “Total Femoral Replacement”
  • Second Place: Sean Keyes, D.O., PGY 5, Orthopedic Surgery; John Burger, D.O., Caleb Pinegar, D.O., Gregory Hill, D.O. “Distal Radius Fracture Reduction Maneuver: Volar Shuck Maneuver”
  • Third place – Kristin Cola, D.O., PGY 3, Orthopedic Surgery; Matthew B. Noble., B.S., Sean M. Keyes, D.O., Douglas J. Chonko, D.O., M.S. “Necrotizing Fasciitis Following Radiofrequency Ablation”

The People’s Choice winners are:

  • John Burger, D.O., PGY 4, Orthopedic Surgery; Sean Keyes, D.O., Jarred Holt, D.O., Kristin Cola, D.O., Gregory Hill, D.O. “Superficial Nerves Crossing the Surgical Field during the Surgical Approach to the Distal Fibula: A Cadaveric Study”
  • Travis Dugger, D.O., PGY 3, General Surgery and Lynn Wojtasik M.D. “Laparoscopic Approach to Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach and Colon in the Setting of Type IV Hiatal Hernia: A Case Report”
  • Laurel Meteer, D.O., PGY 2, Emergency Medicine, and Jennifer Yee, D.O. “Atypical Presentation of Infections Endocarditis”
  • Gordon Preston, D.O., PGY 1, Orthopedic Surgery, Kristin Cola, D.O., and Douglas Chonko, D.O. “Total Femoral Replacement”

 

 2015 Winners Keyes Preston Cola Burger

Photo info: All our Orthopedic surgery residents from Western Reserve Hospital. Sean Keyes, D.O., PGY 5; Gordon Preston, D.O., PGY 1; Kristin Cola, D.O., PGY 3; John Burger, D.O., PGY 4

 

September 2015

ACGME has approved the Otolaryngology residency program for pre-accreditation status as of Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

ACGME Update

Western Reserve Hospital is excited to announce that it has received initial accreditation from the ACGME effective 7/1/2015.  The ACGME Institutional Review Committee met 8/21/2015 and approved this action.  A site visit will occur within two years.  This means that as the hospital submits residency program applications to the ACGME, they are eligible for initial accreditation.  It is the first step in fully transitioning our programs to ACGME accreditation.

 

August 2015

Scholarly Update - Orthopedic Surgery

We would like to take this time to congratulate the orthopedic residents and attendings on the following posters being accepted to this year's AOAO National Meeting this fall. Our program as well as our hospital will be well represented with 6 posters.

  1. Necrotizing Fasciitis After Radiofrequency Ablation - Kristin Cola DO, Sean Keyes DO, Douglas Chonko DO MS, Matthew Noble OMS-2
  2. Early Radiologic Outcomes of Iconacy I-Hip Femoral Hip Stems - John Burger DO MS, Jarred Holt DO, Sean Keyes DO, Douglas Chonko DO MS
  3. Superficial Nerves Crossing the Surgical Field during the Surgical Approach to the Distal Fibula: A Cadaveric Study - John Burger DO MS, Sean Keyes DO, Jarred Holt DO, Kristin Cola DO, Gregory Hill DO
  4. Transexamic Acid Injection Along With "Pain Cocktail" in the Local Pericapsular Soft Tissues: A Novel Technique - John Burger DO MS, Sean Keyes DO, Jarred Holt DO, Douglas Chonko DO MS
  5. Distal Radius Fracture Reduction Maneuver, Volar Shuck - Sean Keyes DO, John Burger DO, Caleb Pinegar DO, Gregory Hill DO
  6. Extensive Pyomyositis and Multiple Soft Tissue Abscesses Secondary to Rare Anaerobic Microorganisms - Jarred Holt DO, Erik Close DO, Steven Jackson DO, Douglas Chonko DO MS

 

ACGME Update

Western Reserve Hospital received Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education pre-accreditation status as a sponsoring institution on May 22.  This special accreditation status has been granted to Osteopathic Accredited Institutions upon submission of the application.  This is the first step in establishing ACGME accredited residency programs as part of the unification of the AOA and ACGME. 

For more information about the AOA’s transition to the single accreditation system, please go to http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/single-gme-accreditation-system/Pages/2015-HOD-single-gme-update.aspx

Aug 2015 Medical Student ACGME Transition Letter

 

June 2015

Western Reserve Hospital would like to congratulate Kellen Stromberg on his nomination for Summa Health System Resident of the Year 2014-15.

Kellen Stromberg

 

April 2015

The 2015 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium was recently held at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio from April 22 - 26, 2015.

The Western Reserve Hospital residency program was very well represented with 6 surgical residents presenting their research topics.  In addition, research poster "When Holding Your Breath Won't Cut It: A Surgical Approach to Intractable Hiccups" by Dr. Maureen Cheung, General Surgery, OGME-1 won at the event.

Pictured are our orthopedic residents Drs. Jarred Holt, Kristin Cola and Mark Rose with Dr. Gregory Hill, Program Director at the Ohio Osteopathic Association at dinner for OUHCOM staff and Society of Alumni Friends.

 OOA Symposium