Regional Database Activities

STS National Database regional groups offer a collaborative networking environment for peer-to-peer support and non-clinical guidance related to data abstraction.

Currently, there are 20 regional groups covering 44 states:

  • California
  • Central Southeast Region (Arkansas, Kentucky & Tennessee)
  • Florida
  • Gulf States (Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi)
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania)
  • Minnesota (Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota)
  • Missouri/Kansas
  • Nebraska/Iowa
  • New York
  • Northwest Region (Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana & Washington)
  • Ohio
  • Rocky Mountain Region (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah & Wyoming)
  • Southeastern (Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina)
  • Southern New England Region (Connecticut, Massachusetts & Rhode Island)
  • Texas/Oklahoma
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Regional Group Leaders, from left to right: Sylvia Laudun (Gulf States), Cathy Knoff (TX), Katy Wirtz (MO/KS), Nancy Satou (CA), Jaelene Williams (MI), Diane Alejo (MD), Tracey Sheehan (VA), Ashley Wilkerson (SE), Kim Meraglio (OH), and Eddie Fonner (VA).