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Carroll receives awards for its work with CLABSI

Monday November 5, 2012
Standing, from left, are Chris Goeschel, director of strategic development and research initiatives at The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety; Leanne Bonds, RN, clinical manager of the critical unit; Thomas Jackson, CEO of The Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care; and Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association.
Standing, from left, are Chris Goeschel, director of strategic development and research initiatives at The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety; Leanne Bonds, RN, clinical manager of the critical unit; Thomas Jackson, CEO of The Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care; and Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association.
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Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., recently was presented with four awards for eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections in its critical care and intermediate care units as part of the national patient safety initiative — On the CUSP: Stop BSI (bloodstream infections) collaborative.

The awards were presented by the Maryland Hospital Association, the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and the Maryland Patient Safety Center to the hospital during a statewide meeting of the collaborativeís participants on Sept. 20.

Colleen Duerr, RN, BSN, clinical manager of Carroll Hospital Centerís intermediate care unit, and Leanne Bonds, RN, BSN, clinical manager of the hospitalís critical care unit, accepted the certificate awards. Each unit received two awards, recognizing their contribution to reducing CLABSIs by implementing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and for achieving and maintaining zero CLABSIs while participating in the On the CUSP collaborative.

"Our CCU and IMC teams have performed an outstanding job of adopting best practices for our patientsí care to achieve these phenomenal outcomes, zero blood stream infections, through our participation in the On the CUSP collaborative," said Stephanie Reid, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president of quality and chief nursing officer. "I am extremely proud of our teams continued commitment to enhancing patient safety and providing quality care."


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