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Elbert Memorial Hospital Reduces Hospital-Acquired Infections

Elbert Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Elberton, GA, set out to reduce healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) with a goal of 0 infections after an increase in early 2022. The team realized that just one patient contracting an HAI could be detrimental to the whole patient population. They focused on proper handwashing and teaching […]

Athens-Limestone Hospital Committed to Opioid Stewardship and Reducing Patient Harm

Athens-Limestone Hospital, a 71-bed hospital in Athens, Alabama, is improving opioid stewardship by implementing steps to reduce patient harm from opioids through leadership commitment, partnership with physicians and forming an opioid stewardship committee. Previous improvement work in opioid stewardship was not continued during the COVID pandemic as the focus shifted to more urgent matters. An […]

Kansas Critical Access Hospital Prevents CAUTI and Decreases Catheter Days

Cheyenne County, a 16-bed critical access hospital located in St. Francis, KS has decreased catheter days per patient days in the last year and is currently maintaining a zero rate with Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). Cheyenne County Memorial recently participated in the HQIC performance improvement cohort based on two CAUTIs identified in 2021. […]

Alabama Hospital Improves Process and Outcomes with Critical Assessment Team (CAT)

Alabama Hospital Improves Process and Outcomes with Critical Assessment Team (CAT) Regional Medical Center (RMC) is a 338-bed hospital located in Anniston, AL which lies in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, about 60 miles east of Birmingham. Regional Medical Center (RMC) The critical response team at Regional Medical Center consisted of an ICU nurse […]

Alabama Hospital Demonstrates Improvement with HAI Review Team

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center is part of the Regional Medical Center (RMC) located in Anniston, AL. It is comprised of two campuses, NEARMC, a 338-bed hospital and Stringfellow, a 125-bed hospital. According to NHSN data, NEARMC has been maintaining zero rates for both CAUTI SIR All Units and CLABSI SIR All Units since November […]

Florida Hospital Maintains Zero Rates for CAUTI and CLABSI

Keralty Hospital is a 125-bed hospital located in Miami, FL and a top performer in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) prevention. According to the NHSN data, Keralty Hospital is currently maintaining a zero rate for both CAUTI and CLABSI. If a CAUTI and CLABSI is reported, […]

Jefferson Healthcare (WA) Shares Health Equity Journey

Jefferson Healthcare (WA) Shares Health Equity Journey Jefferson Healthcare is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Port Townsend, WA. Even though this hospital is small in size, its impact on health equity for their patient population is mighty. Jefferson Healthcare’s journey in health equity began in 2013 when a Patient and Family Advisory Council […]

Georgia Hospital Maintains Zero Rate for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

Emory Hillandale, a 100-bed hospital located on the eastern perimeter of Atlanta is part of Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s most comprehensive academic health system. The leadership team at Emory Hillandale empowered the WOCN to own the process to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries. Fran Perren MSN, BSW, RN, NEA-BC, CWOCN is the Unit Director WOC Services at […]

Alabama Hospital Reduces Readmissions

Marshall Medical North – Guntersville, AL Marshall Medical South – Boaz, AL Marshall Medical Centers provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services serving the residents of Marshall County and the surrounding area (population about 125,000) with two hospitals: North, a 90-bed hospital located in Guntersville, AL and South, a 150 bed hospital located in Boaz, […]