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Ramon Cestero, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, and Brandie Bailey, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Win Rothman Index Awards for Peer-Reviewed Publication

The Rothman Index Peer-Reviewed Publication Award is presented for researching and writing an article with a careful research methodology and analysis.

Ramon Cestero, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, of University Health System
recently helped author an excellent peer-reviewed publication, “Application of EMR-derived Analytics in Critical Care: Rothman Index Predicts Mortality and Readmissions in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients.”

“The authors would like to sincerely thank Dr. Rothman and the rest of the committee for this prestigious award recognizing our research evaluating the use of the Rothman Index to predict mortality and ICU readmissions in a surgical critical care population. As an EMR-derived composite measure of a patient’s clinical condition, we believe that the Rothman Index is a useful tool for objectively evaluating patients before surgical ICU transfer and can assist in earlier identification of patients at higher risk for mortality and ICU readmission. We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the increasing body of evidence demonstrating that objective, computer-assisted, and real-time assessments of a patient’s clinical status is of significant benefit in earlier identification of patients at higher risk, and as a result of earlier recognition, subsequently reducing complications and mortality.”
– Ramon Cestero, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM

Brandie Bailey, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, of Carilion Clinic continuously challenges the status quo and is very passionate about providing the best care possible for her organization’s patients. Seeking to determine if an Early Warning System (the Rothman Index) has an impact on patient outcomes, she chose to answer the question scientifically and formally submitted this research work as her Doctor of Nursing Practice project. Orally defended and in the final stage of manuscript acceptance, her results will be published in December 2019. She demonstrated improved patient outcomes as evidenced by reduced code blue events, decreased rapid response events, and decreased ICU length of stay.