Reducing ED Visits and Hospital Admissions after Chemotherapy with Predictive Modeling of Risk Factors

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Jay Carlson

Principal Investigator

Cancer Research for the Ozarks (Ozarks Regional CCOP)Springfield

Mercy Clinic – Women’s OncologySpringfield

During his 24 years of military service, Dr. Carlson earned a position as OB/GYN consultant to the office of the Surgeon General and received the prestigious Surgeon General’s Physician Award for 2000. He served at Walter Reed Medical Center as Chief of the OB/GYN Department and as Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.  Dr. Carlson is a two-time recipient of the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education and has published more than 70 works related to his field.

Michelle Smith

Director of Oncology Services

Michelle Smith currently serves as Director of Oncology Services for Mercy Hospital St. Louis and has been with Mercy since 2001 in various roles.  Ms. Smith is the administrative lead for the Mercy Health Ministry Oncology Specialty Counsel. This specialty counsel is the driver behind the many changes Mercy oncology programs are working to incorporate across their ministry to both better patient experience and the outcomes for patients. Smith has a passion for oncology and specifically improving the quality of life for this patient population in seamless and innovative ways. The OP35 measure is one of many improved outcomes projects she has worked towards.  Other projects have included nurse navigation and standardization of infusion practices.  


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