Hospital Commitment Updates Archives

Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Adverse Drug Events with Harm – Update – 01.22.17

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The IH med safety team has had a significant commitment to reducing ADEs with harm and has reduced the system [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía Manuel Velasco Suarez

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Develop a model of safety and quality culture in INNN during the period 2017 to 2018 – Update – 01.21.17

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The commitment is to develop a model of safety and quality culture at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery [...]

Commitment Owner: Roberto Galán, Subdirector de Servicios Auxiliares de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento, Medico Cirujano


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Update – 01.21.17

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Preventing infections in hospitalized patients is a national priority. Prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) has been the [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Line Associated Blood Stream Infections – Update – 01.21.17

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Intermountain Healthcare’s 22 hospitals committed to reducing central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). The organization’s baseline rate was 1.25 [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Update – 01.21.17

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Preventing infections in hospitalized patients is a national priority. Prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) has been the [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: The Bergendahl Institute, LLC

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Expand the use of high reliability techniques from the Nuclear Power Industry to improve Patient Safety – Update – 12.20.16

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Commitment Summary: Following the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania and the Chernobyl accident in Russia, the U.S. nuclear industry set out [...]

Commitment Owner: Howard Bergendahl, President


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Institution: Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Eliminating Serious Harm in Children’s Hospitals – Update – 12.03.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Network (SPS) represents the most herculean effort to date by children’s hospitals in [...]

Commitment Owner: Anne Lyren, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics, Strategic Advisor of Quality and Safety, Clinical Director, Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety, Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Strategic Advisor of Quality and Safety, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital


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Institution: Medstar Health

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Hospital Acquired Infections – Update – 11.11.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Central Line Infections

Commitment Owner: David Mayer, VP Quality and Safety


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Institution: The Bergendahl Institute, LLC

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Expand the use of high reliability techniques from the Nuclear Power Industry to improve Patient Safety. – Update – 10.03.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Following the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania and the Chernobyl accident in Russia, the U.S. nuclear industry set out [...]

Commitment Owner: Howard Bergendahl, President


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Institution: Hospital-acquired Pneumonia Prevention Initiative (HAPPI)

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduction of preventable non-device related hospital-acquired pneumonia

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Reduction of preventable non-device related hospital-acquired pneumonia Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), which are largely preventable, create an enormous burden for the [...]

Commitment Owner: Dian Baker, PhD, APRN, Professor, School of Nursing


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Institution: University Hospital Heidelberg

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Pre-operative Anesthesiologic Briefings – Update – 08.15.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The TEAM – Project introduces pre-operative anesthesiologic briefings to enhance team communication and reduce the potential for medical error

Commitment Owner: Christopher Neuhaus, Senior Resident, Patient Safety Coordinator, Dept. of Anesthesiology


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Institution: University Hospital Heidelberg

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Patient Safety – Update – 08.15.16

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Commitment Summary: The idea of our Symposium is to promote Patient Safety issues in Germany and enhance knowledge and awareness of those [...]

Commitment Owner: Christopher Neuhaus, Senior Resident, Patient Safety Coordinator, Dept. of Anesthesiology


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: VTE Reduction – Update – 07.29.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Intermountain Healthcare is focusing on reducing hospital acquired venous thromboemboli and commit to reducing our VTE rate year over year.

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, AVP Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Line Associated Blood Stream Infections – Update – 07.29.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Intermountain Healthcare’s 22 hospitals committed to reducing central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). The organization’s baseline rate was 1.25 [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Update – 07.29.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Preventing infections in hospitalized patients is a national priority. Prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) has been the [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Adverse Drug Events with Harm – Update – 07.29.16

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The IH med safety team has had a significant commitment to reducing ADEs with harm and has reduced the system [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: The Patient Blood Management Program of UPMC (PBM) – Improving the Quality and Safety of Patient Care, while reducing the cost per capita of healthcare – Update – 2015

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The Patient Blood Management Program (PBM) at UPMC has established a framework to promote evidence-based transfusion practices and is anchored [...]

Commitment Owner: Mary Kay Wisniewski, UPMC Patient Blood Management Program Coordinator


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: The Patient Blood Management Program of UPMC (PBM) – Improving the Quality and Safety of Patient Care, while reducing the cost per capita of healthcare – Update – 2014

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The Patient Blood Management Program (PBM) at UPMC has established a framework to promote evidence-based transfusion practices and is anchored [...]

Commitment Owner: Mary Kay Wisniewski, Corporate Improvement Specialist and Coordinator of the Patient Blood Management Program at UPMC


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reducing Failed Transitions – Update – 2015

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: UPMC’s Failed Transition Action Bundle: Readmission Risk Assessment Performed to Provide High Risk Patients with: 1. Discharge follow-up phone calls [...]

Commitment Owner: Tami Minnier, Chief Quality Officer


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Getting to Zero – Eliminating Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections – Update – 2015

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Please review previous documents.

Commitment Owner: Alana Urban, Advanced Clinical Education Specialist/Infusion Safety Practitioner


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Adverse Drug Events with Harm – Update – 2016

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The Intermountain Healthcare (IH) Medication Safety Team has experienced a significant reduction in ADEs with harm and is committed to [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Adverse Drug Events with Harm – Update – 2015

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: The Intermountain Healthcare (IH) Medication Safety Team has experienced a significant reduction in ADEs with harm and is committed to [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Update – 2016

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: See prior report

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Update – 2015

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Goal Overview: Attain a reduction in the total system catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) per month for all inpatients. [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Line Associated Blood Stream Infections – Update – 2016

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: See prior report.

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Line Associated Blood Stream Infections – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Intermountain Healthcare’s 22 hospitals committed to reducing central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). The organization’s baseline rate was 1.25 [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Update – 2014

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Attain a reduction in the total system catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) per month for all inpatients. The system [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Sinai Health System

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Culture of Safety – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Sinai is rolling out CUSP (Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program) teams across the organization. These teams will use a Just [...]

Commitment Owner: Sharon Rossmark, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors


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Institution: St Joseph Hospital

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Dramatically improve the incidence of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC’s) – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Our commitment is to reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HAC’s) focusing on Clostridium difficile infections and central blood stream infections (CLABSI). These [...]

Commitment Owner: Steven Moreau, President & CEO


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Institution: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Right Sizing Technology for Pediatric Patients – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Within the field of pediatrics, we have always had to adapt to newer technologies without evidence-based research on children, and [...]

Commitment Owner: Mitchell Goldstein, Associate Professor, Pediatrics


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Institution: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Avoidable Harm (Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Medication Harm, CAUTI, CLABSI, C diff, MRSA) + Sepsis – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Hoag continues to focus on reducing avoidable harm and has put teams in place to address each of the following [...]

Commitment Owner: Marilyn Lang, Director of Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance


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Institution: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Mercy Hospital targets 100% monitored beds. – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Mercy Hospital is Reducing Mortality Rates with Pulse Oximeter System Since continuous patient monitoring improves patient care and safety, Mercy [...]

Commitment Owner: Jon Carlson, Director of Respiratory Care


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Institution: Orange Regional Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Patient Blood Management Program – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Orange Regional Medical Center, in a committment to excellent patient care, implemented a Patient Blood Management Program (PBM). The PBM [...]

Commitment Owner: Theresa Bostock, Blood Bank Manager


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reducing Failed Transitions – Update – 2014

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: UPMC is committed to reducing avoidable hospital readmissions. Our data shows that 1/3 of our patients whom are readmitted occur [...]

Commitment Owner: Todd Pollock, Manager, Quality Improvement


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Institution: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce Adverse Drug Events with Harm – Update – 2014

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Intermountain Healthcare exceeded our Commitment stretch goal, reducing Adverse Drug Events to 0.85 per 1000 days. This resulted in sparing [...]

Commitment Owner: Robin Betts, AVP Quality & Patient Safety


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Institution: Vilnius University Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Optimization of Perioperative Fluid Therapy and Transfusions – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: An estimated 234 million surgeries are performed every year worldwide. Fluid administration is part of the perioperative treatment. There is [...]

Commitment Owner: Audrius Andrijauskas, Associated Professor and Senior Researcher of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Getting to Zero – Eliminating Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections – Update – 2014

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Commitment Description & Details: Reduce our systemwide CLABSI rate from 0.73 to less than or equal to 0.4 per 1,000 [...]

Commitment Owner: Alana Urban, Infusion Safety Practitioner/Advanced Clinical Education Specialist


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Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Getting to Zero – Eliminating Surgical Site Infections – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Surgical site infections (SSI) represent a national problem, accounting for 31% of all healthcare acquired infections in hospitalized patients.1 National [...]

Commitment Owner: Bonnie Colaianne, Corporate Infection Prevention Coordinator


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Institution: Alameda Health System

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Reduce the Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Alameda Health System’s (AHS) commitment seeks to address the harm caused to patients when they develop pressure ulcers during their [...]

Commitment Owner: Kerin Bashaw, Vice President, Quality


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Institution: Medstar Health

Location: ,

Commitment Name: Hospital Acquired Infections – Update

Projected Lives Saved:

Commitment Summary: Through the continued commitment of our MedStar Associates across our large health system, our ICU CLABSI numbers over the last [...]

Commitment Owner: David Mayer, Corporate VP for Quality and Safety


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