Tag Archives: quality and safety

MLH hospitals ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report

  Main Line Health’s four acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—have once again been recognized by US News and World Report’s “Best Hospital” rankings as among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region. … Continue reading

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Success of “UA with hold order pilot” leads to Systemwide rollout

  Submitted by Jonathan Doroshow, MD, and Mark J. Ingerman, MD, System Division Chief, Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine   As many of you know, there has been a pilot in conjunction with our laboratory, the “UA with hold culture” … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness: Democratic National Convention

  Submitted by Jack Lynch, MLH President and CEO, and Robert Feinberg, System Director of Emergency Preparedness   Dear Colleagues:   As you are aware, the Democratic National Convention will take place Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28, 2016 … Continue reading

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Matter of Balance fall prevention program at Lankenau

  Submitted by Florastine Byarms, LMC Health Educator    Lankenau is offering the award winning Matter of Balance fall prevention program here on Lankenau’s campus. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the … Continue reading

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Marcus Engle returning to MLH June 27-30

  Submitted by Jack Lynch, MLH President and CEO   We are thrilled to report that our patient experience scores continue to show improvement. Thank you for demonstrating organizational commitment to superior patient and family experiences!   Two years ago, … Continue reading

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Last chance to participate in AHRQ Safety Survey

  Submitted by Andy Norton, MD, CMO, and Denise Murphy, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety   The AHRQ Safety Survey ends today, June 17. Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to complete the AHRQ survey. … Continue reading

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April Spotlight: Patient Safety – New area of focus

  Submitted by Sharon DiRienzo, director, Patient Safety, Risk and Quality   At the recent Partnership for Patient Care Leadership Summit sponsored by the Healthcare Improvement Foundation, Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD, FRCP(Edin), spoke about Diagnostic Error in Health Care.  This … Continue reading

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April Spotlight: Patient Safety – Preventing venous thromboembolism

  Submitted by Caroline Haggerty, MSN, MBA, RN, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Paoli Hospital Process Improvement Engineer    Severe blood clots, also known as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or PE (pulmonary embolism) can be categorized as VTE (venous thromboembolism). … Continue reading

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National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 13 – 19

  Submitted by Sharon DiRienzo, director, Patient Safety, Risk and Quality    Throughout the week of March 13-19, we celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week as a way to remember that keeping patients safe takes focus and commitment to best practices … Continue reading

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Do you know the 5 safety behaviors and 10 error prevention tools?

  Submitted by Sharon DiRienzo, director, MLH Patient Safety and Risk Management   For several years, MLH’s Culture of Safety initiative has educated physicians and staff on specific tools to help prevent errors and demonstrate behaviors that enhance patient safety. … Continue reading

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