Tag Archives: quality and safety

Who are MLH’s 2017 Safety Heroes?

Nominations are now being accepted for MLH’s 2017 Safety Hero.  This award, an extension of the Great Catch program, recognizes those who have demonstrated a total commitment to safety in their department, unit, hospital, or across the organization.  Each year, … Continue reading

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STEEEP Huddle: T for Timely – Protecting patient rights and employee safety

 This week’s STEEEP Huddle, contributed by John Dougherty, System director, Safety and Security, and Brian Corbett, SVP and general counsel, discusses the incident of the nurse arrested in Utah for protecting patient rights, and notes that MLH’s continued strong working … Continue reading

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Survey for Paoli Hospital medical staff

  By Deb Laumer, Director, Clinical Informatics   As you know, Pennsylvania recently enacted the CARE (caregiver advise, record, enable) Act, to improve caregiver involvement in care coordination and discharge planning.  Some studies have shown that if we involve patients’ … Continue reading

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US News & World Report: MLH hospitals rank among top 10 in the region

  By Jack Lynch, MLH President and CEO   I am honored to announce that US News & World Report has released its Best Hospital rankings for 2017-2018, and once again, Main Line Health’s acute care hospitals are all among … Continue reading

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Main Line Health selected to participate in national Well-Being initiative

  By Joseph Greco, MD, Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program Director Main Line Health  has been selected to participate in “National Initiative VI”: Stimulating a Culture of Well-Being in the Clinical Learning Environment. The Initiative is sponsored by the … Continue reading

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SmartChart Orders: Rate incorrectly recalculated for IV drip with weight-based dose when placed from Personal Favorites

  By Don Klingen, CMIO, and Deb Laumer, Director, Clinical Informatics As you may recall, with a recent SmartChart upgrade, weight-based dosing for IV Drips was introduced.  Cerner has issued a Customer Advisory Notice cautioning users not to save weight … Continue reading

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This Week’s STEEEP Huddle—Safe—Reporting Workplace Injuries

This week’s STEEEP Huddle topic—submitted by Stacey Griffin, Employee Safety Specialist notes that last year 920 MLH employees reported work-related injuries. She stresses the importance of reporting injuries to protect personal health as well as improving safety across the System. … Continue reading

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Today: Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day

  Submitted by Caitlin Fasano, Infection Prevention Associate   May 5th is world “Save Lives: Clean your Hands Day!”   Main Line Health recognizes the importance of hand hygiene and the role it plays in safe care. Everyone, at every … Continue reading

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Eileen Jaskuta named System VP, Quality and Patient Safety

  By Andy Norton, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen Jaskuta, RN, BSN, MS-HA, as System Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety at Main Line Health, effective Monday, April … Continue reading

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Information regarding the EpiPen recall

  By David Showalter, PharmD, System Director, Pharmacy Services   In response to the recent EpiPen recall, Main Line Health’s pharmacy benefit manager, Optum, is sending information letters to MLH patients and providers. In addition, the following message was sent … Continue reading

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