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CHA website showcases hospitals’ efforts to improve safety of care

Three hospital “case studies” are featured in a four-minute video on the California Hospital Association’s new patient safety website.

“Hospitals across California are making huge strides in improving the quality and safety of patient care through focused initiatives based on best practices,” said CHA president/CEO C. Duane Dauner. “By sharing these case studies, we hope to advance the knowledge of clinicians and the public alike.”

The website highlights patient safety case studies from nearly a dozen hospitals throughout California. Daughters of Charity Health System, Catholic Healthcare West and the University of California San Francisco’s Integrated Nursing Leadership Program are all featured for their ongoing work to reduce sepsis. Other organizations showcased on the website are: Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley and its program to eliminate infections in its neonatal unit; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Adventist Health, both of which have seen improvements in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, each of which has made strides in reducing patient falls; and White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles and Sutter Health, which have implemented targeted strategies for preventing pressure ulcers.

The website also features a TV ad designed to inform the public about the efforts hospitals are making to ensure safer care.

“Every hospital is working to eliminate preventable infections,” Dauner said, “but it is a shared responsibility — involving doctors, nurses, hospital employees, patients and visitors alike.”

By | 2012-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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