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HEN Success Stories

Success_StoriesJCR is proud to work with these hospitals and to share some of their achievements from this project:

Anderson Regional | Meridian, MS

Anderson is putting 9 strategies in place to reduce Pressure Ulcers from 1-2 patients each month to zero.

Read 'Anderson Regional Medical Center: Pressure Ulcer Reduction' (PDF)

Blessing Hospital | Quincy, IL

Using four primary methods, Blessing has maintained a rate of zero for 13 months for hospital-acquired stage III and IV pressure ulcers.

Read 'Blessing Hospital: Pressure Ulcer Reduction' (PDF)

Mercy Hospital - Springfield | Springfield, MO

To decrease falls with injury to zero by the end of 2013, Mercy has hardwired seven changes into its care protocols.

Read 'Mercy Hospital Springfield: Falls Prevention Success Story' (PDF)

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center | Peoria, IL

OSF has reduced CLABSI rate from 2.34 per 1,000 central line days in 2010 to .26 at the end of May 2013.

Read 'OSF St. Francis Medical Center: Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections' (PDF)

OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center | Bloomington, IL

A sentinel event in 2010 triggered OSF St. Joseph Medical Center to look more closely at their fall prevention efforts and develop a standardized process.

Read 'OSF St. Joseph Medical Center: Fall Prevention' (PDF)

Regional Care - Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital | Florence, AL

To decrease its inpatient falls with injury by 40% by December 2013, Eliza Coffee faces several challenges, including hard wiring a culture of patient safety.

Read 'Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital: Falls Reduction' (PDF)

Regional Care - Paris Regional Medical Center | Paris, TX

Paris reduced its fluctuating Ventilator Associated Pneumonia rates over a 3-year period back to zero and has been able to sustain that success by implementing 4 key strategies.

Read 'Paris Regional Medical Center: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Success Story' (PDF)

Regional Care - Sharon Hospital | Sharon, CT

Implementing and sustaining best practices, Sharon has reduced or maintained zero rates for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Early Elective Delivery, Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, Pressure Ulcers, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, and Readmissions.

Read 'Sharon Hospital: Organizational Success Story' (PDF)

Regional Care - Shoals Hospital | Muscle Shoals, AL

Focusing on 5 goals is helping Shoals exceed its goal of reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection rates by 10%.

Read 'Shoals Hospital: CAUTI Reduction Success Story' (PDF)

South Texas Veterans Health Care System | San Antonio, TX

Over the past year, the San Antonio Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) has successfully implemented a postdischarge interdisciplinary intervention to prevent hospital readmission in high risk older Veterans.

Read 'South Texas Veterans Health Care System: Geriatrics Medicine Education Upon Discharge (GMED)' (PDF)

University of Chicago Medical Center | Chicago, IL

Since 2011, UCM has reduced the 30-day Readmission Rate for patients discharged with a primary diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction from 23.15% to 18.70%. 

Read 'University of Chicago Medicine: Readmission Reduction Success Story' (PDF)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN

From 2008-2010, Vanderbilt reduced its Early Elective Delivery rate from 26.8% to 11.67%.

Read 'Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Early Elective Delivery' (PDF)

As repeat cesarean delivery rates are continuing to rise, Vanderbilt found that best way to affect this is by preventing the first cesarean delivery.

Read 'Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Primary Cesarean Section Reduction' (PDF)