Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Summa Health System, USA
Tiffany Kenny obtained her masterâs in the womenâs health nurse practitioner track at Kent State University. Her nursing career at Summa has quickly advanced to a leader for the service line as Informatics Administrator where she manages the perinatal information system for 750 multidisciplinary users. This year she has presented four times at national conferences on obstetric safety and evidence-based practices and authored two national peer-reviewed publications. She secured a $10,000 grant award for perinatal safety excellence from the American Excess Insurance Exchange. Her leadership obtained and implemented Summa Health System â Akron Campus' participation as a Consortium on Safe Labor site, a National Institute of Health grant for $78,000 making Summa one of 12 hospital systems to create the first of its kind obstetric database and author of five recent practice-changing journal publications, including one in the Journal of the American Medical Association. As coordinator for ACHâs participation in the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, she has contributed data for two other major journal articles on perinatal safety and neonatal outcomes. She was also the beta site coordinator of the Association of Womenâs Health and Neonatal Nursesâ Edge Benchmarking database, a national website for comparing like hospitals and collecting research data. She led Summaâs Womenâs Health Center to be third in the nation to go paperless with prenatal records. She established Summa Health System â Akron Campus as a luminary site with Philips Medical Systems, founded the regional userâs group and has hosted (at Summa) multiple international product development workshops. She is certified in electronic fetal monitoring (C-EFM), the top claim of obstetric harm. Kennyâs commitment to clinical excellence earned her Summa Health Systemâs Nurse Excellence Award in 2011. She also serves as an academic mentor and preceptor in the University of Akronâs graduate nursing education program.
Maximizing Maternal Birth Experience through the Use of a Labor Mirror