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Schwartz Rounds™ at Good Samaritan Hospital

Schwartz Rounds™ at UK Good Samaritan Hospital are presented six times a year by the UK Program for Bioethics in coordination with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. These rounds are facilitated by Stephen Summers and championed by Celia Castellanos and Theresa Crossley.

Schwartz Rounds are also offered at Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

  • Fall 2018 Season

    Monday, August 20

    Noon-1 p.m., Conference Rooms A & B

    The Policy Says No and the Heart Says Yes

    Panelists: Tanina Bishop, NCT; Shannah Click, RN, BSN; Utokia Smith, PCA; and James Blankenbeker, M.Div., BCC

    Monday, October 15

    Noon-1 p.m., Conference Rooms A & B

    "I Kissed Him before He Left for Work in the Morning": The Difficulty of Accepting a Life-Changing Injury

    Panelists: Jarrod Dotson, OTR/L; Ivan Saraiva, MD; and Amanda Contreras, RN

    Monday, December 17

    Noon-1 p.m., Conference Rooms A & B



  • Spring 2019

    Mark your calendar for our Spring 2019 season!

    Monday, February 18          
    Monday, April 15     
    Monday, June 17

  • Planning Committee

    If you have a case you would like to suggest for Schwartz Rounds at UK Good Samaritan Hospital, please feel free to speak with a member of the Planning Committee (listed below).

    • Becky Yarrison
    • Kim Browning
    • Celia Castellanos
    • Glenn Evans
    • Theresa Crossley
    • Karen Gaible-Carroll
    • Melissa Begley
    • Stephen Summers
    • Marilia Dias-Campbell
    • Deana Ward
    • Caitlin Brown
    • Todd Callihan
    • Savanna Carroll
  • Archives


    Spring 2018

    • February 19: "Using Available Services to Go Beyond the Medical Needs of a Patient" with panelists Audra Earls, CTRS; Abner Rayapati, MD, MPH; and Jennifer Thomas, RN, BSN
    • April 16: "Needlessly Long Hospital Stays: Family Refusal of Safe Discharge Options" with panelists LaTonya Hocker, MSW, CSW; Pam Ryan, RN, BSN; and Todd Callihan, MSM, PA-C
    • June 18: "Please Don't Tell Her: When Family Requests that You Withhold Information from your Patient" with panelists Amber Paul, RN, BSN; Stephanie Leung, MD; Belinda Blair, APRN; and Caroline Buchanan, PhD

    Fall 2017

    • August 21: "In Limbo: Endeavoring to Provide the Best Care while Waiting for Order Clarification" with panelists Jennifer Mazza, PT; Pomaikai Smith, RN; and Amir Kaldas, MD
    • October 16: "Reflecting on the Whole Person" with panelists Caitlin Reams, PT, DPT; Shannah Click, RN, BSN; and Jeremy Brown, RN, BSN
    • December 18: "Responding to Challenges Behind the Scenes" with panelists Theresa Ray; Pam Ryan, RN, BSN; and Kitty Orth


    SPRING 2017

    • February 20: "Out of Time, Out of Energy: The Stress of Caring All the Time" with panelists Alan Hendren, RN; Theresa Crossley, RN; and Wendy Gravitt, RN
    • April 17: "When Care Is Rejected" with panelists J.D. Gentry, MD; Donna Lane, RN, BSN; Melissa Begley, BA; and Rita Bailey, BSN, RN-BC
    • June 19: "Can a Little Go a Long Way?" with panelists Robbie Huellemeier, PT, DPT; Jo Ann Maddox, RN; Cathy DePriest, RRT; and Saurav Suman, MD

    FALL 2016

    • August 15: "Always Evolving: Changing Times at Good Sam" with panelists Norma Hatton; Lisa Thornsberry, RN, MSN; and Carrie Taylor
    • October 17: "I'm Back: When Chronic Illness Requires Repeated Visits to the Hospital" with panelists Jamie May, NCT; Amanda Contreras, RN; and Daniel Weaver, MD
    • December 19: "Complex Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Bariatric Patients" with panelists Robbie Huellemeier, PT, DPT; Trina Shelby, RN; Mudita Arora, MSc, MS, RD, LD; and William Foley, MD


    SPRING 2016

    • February 15: "No Win Situations: Patients with Challenging Behaviors" with panelists Anthony Bonds, NCT; Elizabeth Smith, PA-C; Kayla Stump, RN; and Lt. Greg Hall
    • April 26: "Lions and Tigers and Stress, Oh My: Caring Through the Challenges" with panelists David Frederick; Celia Castellanos, MD; and Glenn Evans, RN, MSN
    • June 20: "Waking Up from Catatonia" with panelists Abner Rayapati, MD, MPH; Barbara Delmonico, LCSW; and Karen Walling, RN

    FALL 2015

    • August 17: "Law and Disorder: Arrest and Addiction among Patients and their Visitors" with panelists Jamie Cross, RN; C. Randy Jones, MD; and Erica Reide, NCT
    • October 19: "Same Day Bounce Back: Placing a Patient with Difficult Behaviors" with panelists Jason Groth, PA-C; Jessica Loar, MSW, CSW; Lauren Marasa, MD; and Cynthia Ison, RN


    SPRING 2015

    • April 20: "Helping a Special Patient Find her Way" with panelists Marla Nicodemus, NCT; Bruce Bradley, MD; and Justin Honaker, RN
    • June 15: "Where's the Line?: Patients Who Are Out of Options" with panelists Marie Garrett, MSW, CSW; Jennifer Barnes, RN, BSN; and Korinne Callihan, RN, MSN, CHPN

    FALL 2014 

    • October 17: "System Shutdown: Caring for Patients Who Have Fallen Through The Cracks" with panelists Preetham Talari, MBBS; Kim Lowry, RN, BSN; Reginald Owsley, NCT; and Kathy Clark, MSW, CSW
    • December 15: "When Patients Break the Rules..." with panelists Paula Holbrook, RN, JD; Jagriti Chadha, MD, MPH; and Sherry Rankin, RN