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St. Elizabeth Internal Medicine Resident’s Research Earns Top Award

Cindy Xia, MD A St. Elizabeth Internal Medicine resident has taken first place in a state-wide medical research competition and will present her work nationally later this year. Dr. Cindy Xia’s research on the incidence and treatment of gout among hospitalized patients with kidney disease was selected from more than 120 posters for the award at The Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Xia, a resident with St. Elizabeth Health Center’s Internal Medicine Residency program, will now present her efforts in New Orleans at the national ACP meeting. Dr. Xia’s research revealed almost 1 in 7 hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease also had gout. Older males with diabetes and high cholesterol levels were at greater risk for developing gout. She is hopeful such research will improve the care of patients. “Since untreated gout increases morbidity and mortality, this finding may arouse more attention in the management and treatment of gout as a chronic disease," reported Dr. Xia. Working with her on this effort were her colleagues from the Internal Medicine department, local nephrologist, Erdal

Sarac, MD, and fellow internal medicine resident Yanli Fan, MD. The St. Elizabeth Internal Medicine Residency is a three-year, fully accredited ACGME program. The residency, which recently received another five-year full accreditation, is affiliated with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Residents receive training in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient management, invasive and noninvasive procedures and all subspecialty areas. This prepares them for the diverse challenges of medical practice. Dr. Xia is a graduate of Tongji Medical University in China and has previous research experience at Dupont. She also holds a graduate degree from the University of North Texas in Neuroscience.

Recognized as the top two hospitals in t h e Ma h on i n g Va l l e y St. Elizabeth Health Center

St. Joseph Health Center

In addition to being named the top hospitals in the region by U.S. News Media & World Report, our hospitals were recognized as high performers in these clinical areas: St. Elizabeth: cardiology & heart surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology St. Joseph: gynecology

Incredible care. Incredibly close.

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Medical Staff Update • Issue 4, 2011

Board Approvals St. Elizabeth Health Center Request for Active Provisional Staff Status Folashade Ajegba, MD, Department of Radiology Imad Alizray, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine Hiba Aziz, MD, Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery Jared Bunevich, DO, Department of EENT, Section of Otolaryngology Jessica Conkle-LaGroux, DO, Department of Emergency Medicine Ray Crouch, MD, Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiothoracic Nikolay Gatalyak, DPM, Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatry Gregory Huang, MD, Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery Alddo Molinar, MD, Department of Anesthesiology Angelina Rodriguez, MD, Department of Family Medicine Kruti Shah, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Endocrinology/Metabolism Huy Tran, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine Sharon Wagamon, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology Resignations Jon Arnott, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine Mary Ellen Barringer, DO, Department of Emergency Medicine Julie Bourbonnais, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine Timothy J. Hunter, MD, Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery Kendra Morrison, DO, Department of Emergency Medicine James Neuenschwander, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine John Stanley, MD, Department of Radiology Zachary DePriest, PA-C, Department of Emergency Medicine John Fenner, PA-C, Department of Emergency Medicine

St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center Request for Active Provisional Staff Status Folashade Ajegba, MD, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Radiology Imad Alizray, MD, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Emergency Medicine Jared Bunevich, DO, Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology Jessica Conkle-LaGroux, DO, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Emergency Medicine Ray Crouch, MD, Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiothoracic Nikolay Gatalyak, DPM, Department of Surgery, Section of Podiatry Alddo Molinar, MD, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Anesthesiology Kruti Shah, MD, Department of Medical Specialists, Section of Endocriniology/ Metabolism Huy Tran, MD, Department of Primary Care, Section of General Internal Medicine Sharon Wagamon, MD, Department of Medical Specialists, Section of Hematology/Oncology

Resignations Jon Arnott, MD, Department of Primary Care, Section of General Internal Medicine Julie Bourbonnais, MD, Department of Medical Specialists, Section of Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine Timothy J. Hunter, MD, Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery Kendra Morrison, DO, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Emergency Medicine James Neuenschwander, MD, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Emergency Medicine John Stanley, MD, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Radiology Zachary DePriest, PA-C, Department of Hospital Based, Section of Emergency Medicine John Fenner, PA-C, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Emergency Medicine Patricia Maroni, CRNA, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Anesthesiology Kristen Nash, CRNA, Department of Hospital Based Specialists, Section of Anesthesiology

New Siemens AXIOM Luminos TF Digital Fluoroscopy Room installed at St. Elizabeth Radiology Services has recently installed a fully digital fluoroscopy room. The AXIOM Luminos TF is a top-of-the-line fluoroscopy system designed for the complete spectrum of patient profiles- from pediatrics to bariatrics. With its highly robust, fully automatic table and open architectural design, the system easily supports full dynamic table movements even during examinations on patients weighing up to 500 lbs (230 kg). And for patients weighing up to 600 lbs., the system allows examinations in the locked static table position. This new unit has full digital technology. The data transfer, archiving within HIS, RIS and PACS integration is fast, simple and easy. Another plus is built in dose reduction. Dose levels play a critical role in fluoroscopy procedures, particularly in children. The AXIOM Luminos TF provides radiation exposure levels that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). At the same time, a high level of diagnostic image quality is maintained. Axiom Luminos Tf is equipped with the comprehensive radiation reduction program CARE, comprising numerous dose saving functions.

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Winter 2011 - Medical Staff Update - St. Elizabeth and St. Elizabeth Boardman  

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