Kimberly O’Brien

Ozarks Medical Center and MOCPS Receive National Accolades for CUSP Initiatives

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On January 10, 2012, Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and MOCPS presented to an audience of over 800 health care providers nationwide participating in the On the CUSP:  Stop BSI collaborative.  The topic of the presentation was “Coordinating Multiple Quality Improvement Initiatives,” in which MOCPS showcased its People, Priorities & Learning Together (PPLT) initiative, and OMC showcased its successes in implementing the programs offered in the PPLT initiative.

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Chicagoland Patient Safety Summit: Focus on Transparency

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Kimberly O’Brien shares a recent experience: The 2011 Chicagoland Patient Safety Summit kicked off on September 15th with a heartbreaking story from an Indiana family who recently lost Michelle – their beloved daughter, sister, wife and mother – to a medical error at a Chicago-based hospital. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room of over 150 providers and other patient safety advocates as Michelle’s family recounted the painful details of the days and hours leading up to Michelle’s premature and preventable death.

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13 Missouri Hospitals Target Increased Patient Safety with the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s CUSP Teamwork & Communications Tools

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Effective new strategies rally hospital unit team members to improve patient care and safety with a new level of practical collaboration citing “What you permit, you promote.”

Jefferson City, Missouri – July 21, 2011 — As part of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s initiative, People, Priorities & Learning Together, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched in June, 2011, to increase patient safety and eliminate medical errors by improving communication and coordination of care at the bedside.

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13 Missouri Hospitals Join Initiative to Improve Communication and Teamwork

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As part of MOCPS’ People, Priorities & Learning Together initiative, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched this month, to increase patient safety at the bedside by improving communication and hand-offs at the bedside!

This 6-month module builds upon The Basics of CUSP, our first module offered last fall to teach units how to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). Read More

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