Tag Archives: quality and safety

Goldilocks and the Power Gradient

  You may be familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In this sequel, when she goes to take a nap, the three beds available are all automatic hospital beds – a new model called the Power … Continue reading

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SBAR: Texting of protected health information

  By Sharon DiRienzo, Interim Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality; John Mitchell, Director, MLH Cardiovascular Services and Lankenau Heart Institute; and Barbara Wadsworth, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer   Situation The use of texting to transmit protected … Continue reading

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MLH receives Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award

  By Catherine Tess Earley, Process Improvement Engineer, Riddle Hospital   Main Line Health has received a Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award and a $1,000 grant from The Healthcare Improvement Foundation. The entries for the award were reviewed … Continue reading

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BMH’s John Nguyen, MD, and LMC Trauma team named Safety Heroes of 2016

  John Nguyen, MD, Chief of Anesthesia at Bryn Mawr Hospital, was named the MLH Physician Safety Hero of 2016 at an awards presentation at last week’s Clinical Environment Workgroup retreat. His nomination cited his work to prepare his department … Continue reading

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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week: November 14-20, 2016

  By Hans H. Liu, MD, FACP, Director, BMH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and Lisa Cushinotto, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases   Antibiotic resistance is now a major issue confronting health care providers and their patients.  Changing antibiotic resistance … Continue reading

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Interim System Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, named at MLH

  By Andy Norton, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer   It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Sharon DiRienzo, RN, MSN, CPHRM, CPPS, as Interim System Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety effective Monday, November … Continue reading

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Denise Murphy, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

  Submitted by Andy Norton, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer   I want to share the news that Denise Murphy, System Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety will be leaving us in early November. Denise is … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania opioid prescribing guidelines and CME program

  Submitted by Christine Falcone, Quality Director, Riddle Hospital   The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PMS) has posted the Opioid Prescribing guidelines by sub specialty. Downloads cover guidelines for chronic noncancer pain, as well as for ED, dental practices, pharmacists, obstetrics … Continue reading

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AHRQ survey results show improvement in key areas

  Submitted by Denise Murphy, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety   Results are in for the Patient Safety survey conducted last May and June by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Compared to the 2014 overall score … Continue reading

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US Surgeon General: Asking for help with the opioid epidemic

  Submitted by Vivek H. Murthy, MD, United States Surgeon General   I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I … Continue reading

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