People, Priorities and Learning Together

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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HHS Gives Outstanding Leadership Award for Achievements in Eliminating Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

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The Center is so proud of our friend, colleague and faculty member, Pat Posa RN, BSN, MSA, for her leading role in earning the US Department of Health and Human Services Outstanding Leadership Award for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan!  Pat is the System Performance Improvement Leader at St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
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Hedrick Medical Center Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Month

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Chillicothe, Mo. — The Missouri Center for Patient Safety is sponsoring April as Patient Safety Awareness Month in Missouri. As an organization engaged in statewide initiatives with the MOCPS, Hedrick Medical Center wants Missourians to know about its continuing efforts to improve the safety of health care.
HMC Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Month

Kansas City area hospitals experience 32% reduction in Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections!

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Back in 2009 and 2010, the Center started the CUSP/STOP BSI Kansas City Area Collaborative. With partial funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, fifteen hospitals in the Greater Metropolitan Kansas City and Northwest Missouri regions participated using evidence-based clinical interventions to improve front-line teamwork and communication aimed at reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs). The results?

The project consistently maintained a lower rate of CLABSIs compared to national rates, we reduced CLABSI rates by 32%, saved a life, prevented 17 CLABSIs and prevented the spending of $1.4 million in health care costs!

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