This hospital wide initiative at Nationwide Children's Hospital used high reliability principles and multidisciplinary, microsystem based teams to reduce all hospital acquired harm. High reliability concepts and QI methods were employed simultaneously.
Gillette Children's in St. Paul, MN, decreased incremental overtime and increased staff satisfaction with an improvement project in shift-to-shift handoffs.
Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock decreased the ratio of denied dollars per MRI/CT exam from $21.85 to $14.28 per exam.
Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas, reduced inpatient falls with injuries by 84% since implementing their remodeled falls program.
Multidisciplinary team collaboration generated interventions to eliminate CLABSI from the Congenital Heart Surgery Unit at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas.
Riley Hospital for Children used a multidisciplinary process to improve the discharge process, which resulted in improved 7-day and 30-day readmissions.
This project at Texas Children's created a data-driven clinical quality improvement infrastructure, which has resulted in increased efficiences and over $4.4 million in expense reductions.
The NICU at Miami Children's improved breast milk administration by using Lean methodology.
Boston Children's developed a checklist to systematically reduce radiation exposure during pediatric URS.
In alignment with its strategic focus to improve the health status of children in its community and state, the Children’s Hospital and Health System in Milwaukee, WI charged itself to improve its processes for immunization compliance monitoring and to increase compliance rates for its various populations.
Seattle Children’s Hospital's Clinical Standard Work efforts have culminated in the creation of 39 clinical pathways (plus 16 in queue). Since 2008, the care of 15,637 patients has been directed by CSW pathways.
Duke Children's Hospital's project to improve communication during daily rounds using sequential interventions.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center improved discharge timeliness by reducing LOS without increasing readmission rates through standardizing discharge goals and implementation of high-reliability interventions.
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Judging this year's entries are pediatric quality experts from children's hospitals and allied organizations including the American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education, American Board of Pediatrics, and the International Society for Quality in Health Care.
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